If there’s one thing short, long, curly and straight hair all have in common, it’s that they all look crazy-good with a braid. Braids experienced a resurgence the last couple of years — and with tons of new ways to rethink the classic plait – from soft and romantic, to classic with modern twist — they are officially here to stay!
“Braids are the first thing I think of when a bride wants a hairstyle that’s special, whimsical and fun,” says hairstylist Larry Sims. “Plus, you have the major bonus of taking your hair down after the reception and having these gorgeous waves throughout your hair for any post-wedding festivities or the flight on your way to the honeymoon the next day. Braids are unique, but totally timeless too. You won’t look back at your wedding day photos in 20 years and regret having a braid in your hair, no matter what style you choose.”
That being said, we’ve searched high and low for some of the prettiest braids, and although it was quite hard, we’ve managed to narrow down our top plaits. So, whether you’re looking for a style that’s light and romantic, or on the hunt for something a bit modern, there’s a braid for you. Ahead, you’ll find 61 swoon-worthy plaits fit for any wedding.