How To Match Your Hairstyle And Dress Neckline Perfectly

Last updated on : September 29 2022

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Article Summary

Every part of your look matters when putting on a sexy dress. From the top of your head to your toes, your overall look needs to compliment your style, bring out your personality, and give you feminine sex appeal.

All this means finding the right hairstyle to match your dress, particularly its neckline.  

If you fail to choose the right hairstyle, your look may fall flat. Opt for an updo, and you may tiptoe into being too formal or go for a free-flowing style, and it may make you appear unkempt. 

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Hairstyles For Dress Types

How To Gloss Up Your Hair

Rules for Matching Hairstyles and Dresses 

When choosing hairstyles to wear with your dress, consider these three primary factors:

  • Your neckline - your dress achieves a look that is both flattering and trendy. If it shows lots of skin, you don't want to hide any and need to choose an updo or half-up-half-down style.
  • Your mood - if you are feeling flirty and fun, then your hairstyle should reflect this by incorporating colorful clips and braids. Likewise, if your attitude is sober and sweet, then a sweeping ponytail full of curls is a better option.
  • Your dress length - the length of your dress determines how conservative or flirty you want to be. It influences your hairstyle because you want to keep the look fluid. Longer dress lengths need more traditional and modest styles while shorter dresses, well, are designed to tempt all the boys. 

Although most necklines work well with a variety of hairstyles, to bring out the best in your dress, you must choose a hairstyle that flatters it's neckline rather than conflicts with it or conceals it. 

As a general rule, necklines that are elaborate need hairstyles pulled away from the face. Pulled back hair allows us to appreciate the dress' intricate and feminine design better. 

Necklines that are simple, like strapless or sweetheart designs, allow variety in your hair, and so your hairstyle depends on factors like your mood and dress length.

In this article, we run through some specific examples. We've used a selection of bandage or bodycon dresses to illustrate - You can find all the dresses below and more in this group.  

High-Necked Dresses

High-necked dresses wrap around the base of your neck. These include turtlenecks and some halter styles.

The best option for these dresses is a hairstyle that gives the neckline visibility, like an updo. The neckline is a prominent part of the overall dress design, and so you want to put it on display. 

If your hair is short to chin length, you can wear it down with these necklines. Try blow drying it to give it extra bounce.

For long hair, consider an updo with either a center part, side part, or no parting at all. Apply a dash of smooth texturing balm to protect your hair part all night long. 

For a sexy edge, add waves or full curls to your updo. Use a curling iron to make neatly overlapping waves and curls that fall freely. Try pinned up ponytails featuring braids and buns as alternatives. 

hairstyles for turtle and halter necks

Minty wears a lace bandage dress with a loose bun. 

Dresses with a V-neck

A v-neck dress offers glimpses of cleavage and skin. If the neckline is extreme and requires showing off, then choose an updo that keeps your hair from interfering with it.

Otherwise, half-up, half-down hairstyles are best for these dresses. Both these hairstyles pull hair away from your face and provide a full feminine style with loose locks flowing behind you.

The half-down, half-up, is a classic combination that softens the angles and lines of a v-neckline.

To achieve this look, start by applying a smoothing cream on your tresses when still wet. Then, blow-dry your hair until it reaches its natural texture, curly, straight, or somewhere in-between. Take a few of the top layers onto the back of your neck, and pull them into a twist. Use bobby pins or a hair tie to hold in place. Moving to the front, gently pull out a couple of tendrils for a soft and feminine look.

For half-up, half-down styles consider these.

hairstyles for v-neck dresses

Lees showing off a half-down half-up in a bandage cage dress

Round and Square Necklines

A round or square neckline shows off your shoulders, providing a soft and flattering look. Most round or square dresses feature an array of sleeve styles, including cap sleeves or long and short sleeves.

These necklines work best with free-flowing hairstyles that are simple and incorporate braids, clips, or twists.

Round and square necklines are best worn with your hair pulled off your collar or away from your face. For a sultry exotic look, free-flowing curls around your shoulders work well. For shorter hairstyles, go for a pixie look.

To achieve a pixie look put gel on your hair and blow-dry with a hairbrush. Brush your hair in only one direction while drying. When it dries, use styling wax to complete the look. Sweep up the side tresses onto the back, and any bangs onto the side. Separate the bangs along your forehead and twirl them in random spots.

hairstyle for round neck dress

Tanya with a flowing hairstyle in a round neck A-Line bandage dress

Strapless Necklines

Strapless dresses offer a beautiful display of your shoulders and frame your face in femininity and subtle sexual invitation. A strapless neckline is versatile and works well with both updo and free-flowing hairstyles.

With strapless dresses, your hairstyle polishes and completes. Choose a style determined by the look you want to achieve. A sexy look needs an updo hairstyle to show skin. For a conservative look, wear your hair down in free-flowing curls.

You want to accentuate your collarbone with these dresses. Apply smoothing balm and blow dry your curls to frame and highlight your shoulders, neck, and collarbones, whether you choose an updo or free-flowing style.

hairstyle for strapless dress

Breanna is in a stunning white strapless bandage dress with free-flowing hair.

How Does Dress Length and Design Affect Your Hairstyle?

Dress length and design play a key role in your hairstyle because both create and influence your overall style goals. 

Short dresses are provocative and need hairstyles that compliment. Try feisty bangs, messy ponytails, or free-flowing seductive curls. Longer skirts need conservative styles like slick ponytails, twists, or buns.

The dress design has a similar influence. Plunging necklines that show cleavage convey a style of purposeful sexual invitation. These dresses need hairstyles that express seduction, such as just woke up frizz or hanging tresses.

Prom dresses in lace scream romantic, and so need loose wavy updo's that titillate.

Using Clip-in Hair Extensions

You can use clip-in hair extensions to achieve a particular look and to aid in matching your hairstyle to your dress neckline. 

Clip-in extensions have many benefits and can instantly transform your look. They are also easy to apply and maintain. 

Read the following articles from our blog if you're interested in how clip-in extensions may work for you:

How to get Shiny Hair and Sexy Tresses

shiny hair and sexy tresses

Every woman desires healthy and shiny tresses. 

Alongside glowing skin, the state of your hair is an outward sign of your eating habits, hygiene regime, and more. Every cell in your body, including those in your hair, need a consistent and steady supply of nutrients.

Healthy, tameable hair begins by loading up on nutritious superfoods and natural hair treatments that will nourish and protect. 

Say goodbye to dull and straggly tresses within a few weeks by following our simple guide. These holistic habits will improve your hair strand by strand and keep your skin healthy, strengthen your nails, add a sparkle to your eyes, and allow your hair to grow faster

Best Foods to Eat for Shiny and Healthy Hair

Before making any significant changes to your diet, ensure that you consult your nutritionist or physician first. 

For excellent hair care, consume a diet that includes all major food groups and the right vitamins and minerals.

A protein deficiency or a diet low in iron may lead to anemia resulting in hair loss. On the other hand, eating food rich in protein but low in vegetables and fruits can cause hair loss through a lack of essential nutrients.

Aim for a balanced diet that covers all levels of the food pyramid. Doing this will ensure supporting the functions of your body with the nutrition they need.  

Antioxidants for soft hair

Free radicals in the air, exposure to the sun, and over-drying with a blow-dryer result in hair that is often rough, easily tangled, and dull.

The optimum solution for softer hair is to load up on antioxidants. Dark-colored fruits like blackberries, blueberries, pomegranate, and cherries contain polyphenols that soften your hair. Polyphenols provide the body with a secure line of defense against degenerative diseases like cancer or cardiovascular diseases.

Biotin for strong hair

Studies show that patients who have biotin in their diet are less prone to hair problems like breakage. Foods like eggs, salmon, and avocado are ideal for a balanced diet, and all contain biotin. 

Biotin is a variety of vitamin B sold as vitamin B7 and coenzyme R. It is essential for your body, promoting healthy skin and supporting the proper functions of your nervous system.

Vitamin C for hair growth

In healthy individuals, it takes a month for hair to grow a centimeter. 

If your levels of vitamin C intake are lower than the recommended 75mg RDA, it's likely that your hair takes longer. Add fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and strawberries to your diet to increase your vitamin C intake.

Proteins for thick hair

A large part of our hair is protein. Healthy hair needs adequate amounts of useful proteins in our diet. These include chicken, turkey, eggs, dairy products, fish, oysters, as well as kidney beans, nuts, and legumes.

Natural Hair Treatments

We recommend deep conditioning or moisturizing your hair at least once a month. Ironically, many of the superfoods we eat for stronger hair are the same foods to apply topically to it. 

These superfoods make potent hair treatments giving your hair noticeable sheen and strength. Make some in the comfort of your home using ingredients in your kitchen.

Try the hair masks below. A once a week application will provide you with shiny and sexy tresses if you are doing everything else right.

Apply the mask, light a few therapeutic candles, and relax in your bathtub while the magic works – you deserve the pampering.

Aloe Vera

There are many benefits to using aloe vera gel on your skin but what about your hair? People don't realize that aloe vera is an excellent treatment for smooth and shiny hair.

To make a hair mask from aloe vera, you need one teaspoon of almond oil and the gel from an aloe vera leaf.

Cut the aloe leaf down the middle to extract the gel. Mix the gel with the almond oil, and apply the mask to your hair directly. Cover your head with a polyethylene cap, and let it sit for at least 20 minutes.

Rinse the mixture out of your hair with warm water. Style as desired and enjoy clean, shiny, and smooth tresses.


Banana is one of the most nutritious fruits. It digests quickly and contains a high quantity of potassium.

Bananas are not just tasty treats but are viable options for treating dandruff and improving the quality of your hair.

To create a banana hair mask begin by mashing a fresh banana with one teaspoon of honey. Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Allow setting for 20 to 25 minutes then rinse out with warm water.

This mask treats dandruff well, and the banana and honey mixture gives your hair volume and shine.


If you think avocados are only good for guacamole, think again. This exotic fruit is perfect for nourishing your hair through topical treatment masks.

Mix the flesh of one ripe avocado with an egg, a teaspoon of honey and olive oil. Once the mixture is of a smooth consistency, apply it all over your hair from roots to the tips. Let your hair set in all the goodness for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse the mask away with warm water.

We've attached a little infographic for easy reference below which you are free to use provided you provide credit back to this article.

natural hair remedies infographic

Haircare Tips to Fight Damage Caused by Over Processing

Your hair gets exposed to the sun, chemical treatments, inadequate diet, hormonal changes, washing hair with hard water, and more. These environmental changes affect your hairs strength, manageability, and shine. 

It is best to reconstruct and rebuild your hair follicles in conjunction with healthy eating. Here are a handful of tips to reconstruct damaged air at home. For severely damaged hair consult a hair stylist. 

Condition! Condition! Condition!

There is no getting around correctly conditioning your hair. While there are many ""reputed"" conditioners out there, ensure that you use one that has plenty of proteins and moisture-enhancing compounds.

It is essential to choose a conditioner that is pH balanced.

To restore proper moisture balance to your hair leave the conditioner on the tips of your hair for at least 3-4 minutes before rinsing. Giving the conditioner time to act, ensures that your tresses receive the moisturizing they require.

    Keep away from chemical treatments and styling tools

    Blow-dryers, straighteners, and hair curlers are recommended for special occasions and should be used sporadically through the week.

    Excessive use of hair styling tools and chemical treatments like dyes, perms, and relaxers can damage your hair and cause it to be brittle and difficult to manage.

      Opt for fingers instead of brushes

      One of the best ways to get smoother tresses is to run your fingers through your wet hair to detangle it before using a brush. Otherwise, choose a wide-toothed comb to limit breakage when your hair is wet.

        Apply a lightweight serum to give your hair the moisture it needs

        Your hair is weaker when it is wet. Restore your hair's's natural resistance by using a mixture that contains moisturizing components like argan oil, shea butter, olive oil, or glycerin.

        A blend of this strengthens your hair and manages frizz and split ends. 

          Shampoo every other day

          Do not take your haircare routine too far by shampooing every day. Along with dirt and grime, shampoo removes natural oils from your scalp. If you shampoo your hair excessively, your scalp may become dry and make it prone to flaking and frizz.

            Get a trim every six weeks to increase hair growth 

            Trimming may sound counter-effective, but it is not. Cutting helps remove unhealthy parts of your hair, which in turn, boosts your hair growth. 

              Opt for a haircut that suits the shape of your face and accentuates your best features. For example, round or pear-shaped faces look best with a layered look and steep edges. A stylish haircut adds the right amount of volume and bulk to your tresses too. 


              This article covers the rules for matching your hairstyle to your dress neckline using a selection of bandage dresses with different necklines as examples. It acknowledges that having healthy and shiny hair is essential for any look and so covers steps to improve the health of your hair. 

              Read more: The Secret To Beautiful Hair Extensions

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