Lc
Super September 2018

Chubby brides & updos!

Lc, on May 23, 2018 at 12:13 PM Posted in Hair and Makeup 0 18
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Hi everyone!

I’d been planning on wearing my hair down for my wedding day, because my face is extremely round and I think wearing my hair up makes me look chubbier in the face. I’m afraid I’ll hate the way I look I’m all of my pictures.

However, my dress has a gorgeous back to it and I would love to show it off instead of covering it with my hair down Smiley sad

So I’d like to see other people with round faces who have worn their hair up for their special day. I’m also open to hearing other people’s experiences with this and/or any advice! Thank you

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Latest activity by earias, on December 1, 2019 at 2:46 AM
  • Tara
    Master September 2018
    Tara ·
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    What about a side swept? Im not a fan of my hair up but want to show my back as well so thats what im doing
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  • Lc
    Super September 2018
    Lc ·
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    This is also a good idea!! I’ll have to look into this. Thanks!
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  • SB
    VIP March 2019
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    I don't photograph well at all when my hair is up - in shape or with extra weight. I'm wearing my hair down with a couple braids going across the back. You could always do a loose, low updo with pieces framing your face or like PP said, a side swept style would be gorgeous with a pretty hairpiece.

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  • emcknight1517
    Super April 2018
    emcknight1517 ·
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    I consider myself a chubby person as well. This is what I told myself: "I'm getting married to the most amazing person. He loves me for who I am, extra weight and all, and that's what matters. I have a gorgeous back to my dress and I'm going to show it off." Don't hide behind your hair if you'd be happier with it up.

    That being said, I've found that asymmetrical, looser updos are more flattering for round faces. Nothing slicked back and tight. I don't have photos back yet, but I did something similar to these.

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  • Preslee
    Expert May 2019
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    Don't hide your beautiful face or your dress. I'm sure you will be the most stunning bride Smiley heart find a style you love and rock it on your big day!!

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  • xRApril
    Expert May 2018
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    I wore my hair down with it braided at the top, but kept it over my shoulders to cover my boobs. They grew so quick with this pregnancy that they barely fit into my dress so I was trying to hide them 😂 also we had a last minute screw over with my hmua, so I ended up having to have someone else do my hair 😩

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  • Tara
    Master September 2018
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    Wait i just looked at your pics you are not chubby whatsoever! You are actually tiny, in a good way. You look amazing in your dress i would do something like the loose and low updo like the pp showed with the pictures. Btw your dress is gorgeous. Whatever you choose to do you will look amazing!
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  • Lc
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    Haha thanks but that was a year ago! I’ve gained about 25 lbs since then so, definitely on the chubby side now!
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  • Tara
    Master September 2018
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    Aw i get that way too super fast. I started keto about 8 weeks ago so right at 2 months and have finally lost 24 that i put on but i had also gained 20 in about a month and where i was wasnt even where i wanted to be. Im sure either way you are going to look stunning!
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  • Kim
    Devoted September 2018
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    How about a loose updo to show off the back of the dress, but leave two loose pieces on either side of your face to frame it?

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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    I originally thought I wanted my hair down but when I did my hair trial and took pictures I thought it actually made my face look chubbier. So I ended up wearing my hair in an updo.

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  • Casey
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    I’m with you - I most likely want a down hairstyle but my dress has a gorgeous back! I might do a sideswept thing with curls. This would also probably make it easier to secure my veil.

    Also - I know everyone is being encouraging, but don’t feel pressured into doing an updo if you don’t want one. This happened to me at prom years ago and the whole time i felt self conscious and ugly, and I hated my photos because I had such a round face (partially an effect of prednisone). Do what makes you feel beautiful!
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  • K
    Savvy May 2018
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    I have a round face as well and wore mine down because I've always loved my hair down more than up, but I don't consider myself chubby, so I'm not sure if my photos help. This is how my hair was though, just in case the photos do help at all.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
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    I have a round face as well, I am torn, I love my hair down but I feel the opposite of you, my hair down makes my face sometimes look larger. I am thinking side swept or 1/2 up 1/2 down. My suggestion would be when you do a hair trial have them start with it down and see if you like it, if not ask her to put it up or 1/2 up 1/2 down.

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  • C
    Dedicated September 2019
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    Today is the day a total stranger possibly just decided my wedding hair for me!! I haven't bought my dress I hadn't even thought about hair and seeing the two pictures you just posted I think I just decided I would like an asymmetrical updo. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
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  • Lily
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    I'm so with you. I took my engagement pictures and had my hair down and with a braid on the side and I did not like it at all. I feel like it made me look rounder. So I been trying styles up loosely with a side part an loose pieces around my face to frame it and it really make a difference. Having a center part will make you look rounder. Hope it helps Smiley smile

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  • Lily
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    You look stunning!!!Smiley heart


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  • earias
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    Thank you!

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