A top knot might be your go-to messy up-do for between shampoos, but it can also be a gorgeous hairstyle for your wedding.

As more and more brides and grooms create looks that feel more authentic than over-done for their big day, a more polished take your everyday style, has never been more chic.

And leading the way is a top knot – an off-duty staple, that looks not just cool and relaxed, but when added to a white dress or sharp suit, can also be playful, romantic and timeless.

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A hairstyle that’s worn a little messier, and higher up on your head, than the average ballerina bun, the top knot has developed from its off-duty model origins, to the ever-hot man bun variety for grooms, and a super trendy half-up half-down take on the look too.

Still don’t believe us that this scruffy style is special enough for your wedding day? We’ve put together a few ideas to prove the top knot is for more than just the days you’re late for work.

Oh and don’t forget to pin your favourites…

Add Some Earrings

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Pair with Pretty Make-up

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Photo by Elizabeth Messina Photography via Wedding Sparrow

Cool & Classic

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Photo by Nhiya Kaye Photography

Half Up Haute

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Photo by Emmy Lowe via Hello Fashion

Messy Man Bun

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Photo by Ryder Evans Photography

Tied-Up Tight

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Photo by Serena Cevenini Photography via Bridal Musings

Plait the Back

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Photo by Sara Lucero via Brit & Co

The Beard/Bun Combo

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Photo by Margherita Calati via Bridal Musings

Adorn With Roses

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Photo by Grace Loves Lace via Bridal Musings

Sweet And Simple

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Photo by Jenn Byrne Photography via Bridal Musings

Aren’t they gorgeous? I’m so glad this is a trend that both brides and grooms can rock! So effortless, but pretty chic and timeless too.

Would you wear a top knot on your wedding day?

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