Which Wedding Tiara or Headpiece Should You Choose
Is a jeweled princess tiara right for you or some other headpiece? It
depends on your personal taste, your bridal hairdo, your veil, and
your gown. Choose the one that best complements your look and you
will walk down the aisle in style.
A tiara is what most people envision when they think
"headpiece." Traditionally, tiaras are worn in very formal weddings.
The variety of styles available today, however, makes them an option
with any hair style, dress or veil. Simple, low profile pieces work
well with a veil. More elaborate princess or crown tiaras are
stunning without a veil.
Bridal hats can add character to your wedding and dress.
Sizes range from large, flower-adorned varieties to small, pillbox
hats. Historically, birdcage veils were popular choices to wear with
a wedding hat, but they also look stunning without a veil. Skullcaps
are a different type of hat. They fit very close to the head and
serve to secure the veil.
Headbands and V-Bands.
The single headband is most common, but
there are double and triple headbands as well. They can be decorated
to match your shoes or bouquet, or can be subtler, depending on how
much you want to showcase your wedding hair style. A headband works
with all hair lengths, looks equally wonderful with an up do or
flowing hair, and can serve as a veil attachment. If you want to draw
attention to your face, consider a v-band, which is a type of
headband worn across your forehead.
Rings and Wraps.
There are several varieties of ring-shaped
headpieces. Bun wraps are designed to wrap around a bun. Halos look
nice sitting on top of short hair. Floral wreaths, which fit across
the forehead, can complement an informal, outdoor wedding.
These versatile headpieces come in a variety of styles
and sizes, and can complement any wedding or hair style. Wear them on
the top, side, or back of your head to secure your hair or veil.
Combs are often sewn to veils as an anchor.
Small combs and barrettes work well without a
veil. These can be simple or flashy, and can be decorated with your
choice of crystals, floral pieces, pearls, or rhinestones.
Other Hair Adornments.
If you are a nontraditional, second, or
older bride you may choose to go without a veil or headpiece. Besides
barrettes and combs, there are a variety of other hair gems to choose
from. Many stores sell bridal twists or pins made from pearls, beads,
or crystals. You can even convert a necklace or other jewelry into
hair jewelry. Most stylists are quite adept at weaving these into
your hair style.
Whichever headpiece you are considering, ask the advice of your
family and bridesmaids. They will help you choose the perfect
headpiece -- one that will look stunning on YOU!
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