Yes, I used the Americanism.

But to be fair, the English ‘fringe' is not the prettiest word in the dictionary.

Besides ‘bangs' sounds rather bold and exciting doesn't it?

And I think it's fair to say that brides who rock bangs on their wedding day are bold because hairstyles with bangs are not considered a ‘traditional' bridal look. But anyone with bangs will tell you that they are a BIG part of their ‘look' so why would they change completely for their wedding day and sweep them/pin them back?!

From full on blunt bangs that go straight across the forehead, to side swept, choppy, textured bangs and everything in between, bangs can frame the face beautifully. They work with short, mid-length, long, straight and wavy hair…but sadly, bangs are not best suited to very curly hair or afro hair in it's natural state.

Here is some hairspiration for those of you out there with bangs {ok…or fringes}:

L~R & T~B: Rhianna | Zooey | Prepfection | Zimbio | Style Bistro | Kim Kardashian | Fan Pop

I'm loving that brides are embracing their bangs more and more!

There are lots of ways to style the rest of your hair and keep your bangs, well…banging on your wedding day.

Hair down

Style hair poker straight or add waves for a more boho feel and why not add cute hair accessories!

A Beautiful Mess | Sarah Seven | Before The Big Day | The Wedding Chicks

Sharp short bobs look great with blunt fringes too!

Photo by Julian Beattie {see the rest of this amazingly cool, chic wedding here}

Up dos

There are a myriad of up dos to choose from, including buns, ponytails and braids ~ all of which can be styled on the side for a more relaxed feel.

These models {and Kate Hudson, in Bride Wars} show us just how awesome blunt fringes can look with the rest of  your hair pulled back/to the side. If you have shorter layers round the front of your face, you could pull a few pieces out for a less dramatic look.

Once Wed | Twigs and Honey | Hairstyles Watch | Sarah Seven

And here are some real brides rocking bangs and up dos…

This blonde bride opted for straight bangs and a wavy, twisted ponytail for a chic, grown up look.

Photo by Justin Marantz

This bride with full on thick bangs pulled a few soft pieces around her face and adorned her relaxed side braid with flowers for a beautifully boho look.

Photo via Disney Wedding Blogs

This short haired bride has a gorgeously kooky, choppy fringe ~ she's gone for a relaxed, textured look full of body {reminiscent of an up do} and a delightful feathered fascinator.

Photo via Lanovianovata

This beautiful bride shows us how to team a side swept fringe with side swept waves.

If you have full on bangs but want to wear them a little differently for your wedding let them grow out a little and sweep to the side for a romantic look.

Photo by The Flash Dance

There you have it…I think you'll agree brides with bangs rock!

However, I really wouldn't recommend brides who've never had bangs to get them cut in before their wedding. As tempting as bangs are when you look at pictures of Zooey, on your wedding day you want to look like YOU ~ the very best version of you. So the run up to your wedding is not a good time to consider a big, dramatic restyle!

If you are considering bangs, think long and hard about it and talk to your stylist to see what type of bangs suit your face shape. Because if you don't like them, they can be a nightmare to grow out ~ I know from bitter experience! You can also get clip in extensions now that you could try out, such as Daniel Herseson's ‘winges' before you take the leap.

What's your favourite style of bangs?

Elizabeth x