Wedding Bells: The Best Beauty Look to Match Your Gown

Dress shopping is without a doubt one of the most exciting steps in the wedding planning process. Whether you’ve had your dream dress in mind since you were a little girl or started your search once you got engaged, trying on a gown and knowing that it’s the dress is a feeling you never forget. But nailing down the perfect gown is only Step 1 when it comes to bridal style. Once you’ve got the gown, it’s time to figure out the perfect hair and makeup to complete your wedding day look.

So today we’re sharing a few of our very favorite wedding dresses from Madison James, and showing you which beauty looks pair best with each style of gown. All of the dresses pictured below are from Madison James’ new Spring 2015 collection and they are the definition of chic. Think whimsical designs, delicate details, and vintage-inspired silhouettes. Ooh la la indeed.

If your dress is…

A Ball Gown

Wedding Bells: The Best Beauty Look to Match Your Gown

If your dress is a ball gown like the Madison James MJ120 or MJ119, a ballerina bun (or another updo) may work best. Having your hair neatly pulled back off your shoulders is the perfect complement to a full skirt with a lot of tulle or lace. For makeup, try soft pink and gold tones to channel your inner ballerina.


Wedding Bells: The Best Beauty Look to Match Your Gown

A romantic, relaxed fitting gown like the Madison James MJ111 and MJ112 often looks best with very natural hair and makeup. Think loose curls, beachy waves, fishtail braids, and other whimsical tresses. For makeup, stick with earthy tones that subtly enhance your natural beauty and give your skin a glow.


Wedding Bells: The Best Beauty Look to Match Your Gown

We love ‘40s style waves with a form-fitting, sophisticated silhouette like the Madison James MJ103. When it comes to makeup, a classic cat-eye and a red lip will complete the vintage starlet look.

Of course in the end, the most important thing is that you feel beautiful and that your wedding day look is a reflection of your personal style. You know what they say: Sometimes the rules are meant to be broken. But if you’re having trouble deciding on a beauty look for your big day, we hope the above suggestions help.

And if you’ve fallen in love with one of the Madison James dresses, first of all, you’re not alone (like we said… chic as chic can be). And you’re also in luck because Madison James Bridal has trunk shows lined up all this month. (You can find the trunk show near you listed on their website!) And in the meantime, check out all the other pretty dresses in the Spring 2015 collection.

Which one of the Madison James wedding dresses is your favorite?

Share your pick in the comments below.

And be sure to share this post with any of your friends who got engaged over the holidays!

XO Team LC

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Wedding Bells: The Best Beauty Look to Match Your Gown

Photos: Madison James and Lauren Conrad Beauty