Everyone was looking their best at Princess Charlotte’s christening, from Prince George to the Queen. The entire affair had a vintage feel, especially arriving with the old school royal carriage and Princess Charlotte’s christening dress. Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate to her friends, outfit completed the picture.
It’s not a royal event without a distinctive hat! Of course, wearing a hat means that the details of Kate Middleton’s christening updo are concentrated at the back of the head. This would also be a gorgeous choice for a bridal hairstyle with a pillbox hat or veil.
From the side, the updo is a Gibson roll. Kate’s ample hair means this style isn’t tightly tucked as it sometimes can be but has plenty of volume. This is actually an easy look to style yourself.
First, gather hair into a low ponytail and tie with a rubber band. Pull the rubber band down the ponytail to create some space between the rubber band and scalp. Next create a space in hair just above the rubber band for hair to sit in. Twist the ponytail and pull the rubber band over the twisted hair. Now roll the ponytail and tuck it in while twisting hair. Once hair is all tucked in, secure it with bobby pins.
And one last look at the retro updo. This would be perfect for a vintage bridal hairstyle, even with the hat. Check out this similar version with flowers.
Or try out your own Gibson tuck. It takes a bit of practice but can be a lovely everyday hairstyle and fancier alternative to a ponytail or bun.
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