Elegant Mother of the Bride Up-Dos

If there ever was an occasion to wear your hair up, it’s at your son’s or daughter’s wedding. Here are 15 elegant Mother of the Bride updos that will make you look like the Queen Mother you are!



If you think your hair is too short for a Mother of the Bride Updo, think again. Stylists can work magic by finding creative ways to keep shorter styles up. For example, with this beautiful Mother of the bride, the hairdresser used twists to keep the shorter layers secure, while adding some texture and dimension to the hairstyle.


This chic, low chignon is highlighted by loose wisps of hair that fall gently at the sides, giving this Mother of the Bride a romantic look. Many mature women this type of relaxed updo over tightly pulled back hair since that can look severe and emphasize fine lines and wrinkles.



Here’ another version of a very soft updo. This Mother of the Bride looks stunning in a combination of beach waves and a gentle updo. Wispy waves frame her face, while the longer hair in the back is gently swept up.



This elegant, artistic updo is ideal for long hair. The bouffant gives a softer look and height to the front. The sides and bottoms are wrapped around and pinned into a modern updo – a perfect style all around!



This loose, twisty updo is polished yet relaxed. Although broad side sections of hair are left out, this hairstyle still looks elegance and somewhat sculptured without being uptight.



A pretty updo with bangs is also a beautiful look. This messy bun says, casually elegant and modern.



This half-up/half-down hairstyle is perfect when you can’t decide which way to go. Depending on which angle you are looking at this from, this asymmetrical Mother of the Bride hairstyle can look like her curls are swept up or cascading down her shoulders.



It’s like a mirror reflection! This mother-daughter duo are stunning in their complementary hairstyles, and I just love how this Mother of the bride updo plays up her beautiful highlights.



Here’s a mother of the bride updo that is especially good for women who have short to medium-length hair. The long, sleek bangs are kept out of the updo, and the bun is held high in the back for a modern look.



Here’s a pretty hairstyle for the Mother of the bride that is full of interesting twists and turns. The large bun with tousled curls doesn’t require very long hair, and the bun can be placed high or low depending on the look you want to achieve.



Medium-length hair can be easily pulled back into an elegant updo showing off the nape of the neck. Modern Mother of the Bride hairstyles are updated classics, like the French twist updo. The slightly messy bun adds height and a touch of sophistication.



When deciding on a Mother of the Bride hairstyle, keep in mind that less is more. This update on the classic French twist is proof of that. A simple twist and a slight bouffant on top are all you need to make a big statement.



Hair jewelry gives your tresses an instant style update, but it can also look juvenile if you choose the wrong piece. Keep your hair adornments very low-key and make sure it’s a standout jewelry piece to compliment both your hairstyle and dress.



Undeniably one of the prettiest updo hairstyles, the curly, messy variation, makes an impact no matter your age. This style is perfect for adding hair jewelry that’s easily tucked into the curls.



This is an excellent style if you have naturally curly or wavy hair because it allows you to take advantage of your naturally wavy hair. On the big day, sweep your hair up into a quick updo and let your curls do the rest.



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