Looking for advice on how to choose the right bridal tiara, headband, fascinator or veil? Well, you came to the right place.
When selecting a bridal tiara and veil, your hairstyle and the shape of your face is far more important than the style and color of your gown!
Let's review some key things to consider before choosing this very important accent piece.
A tiara (and veil) should draw attention to your face by framing it, not draw attention away from it. The wrong shape tiara can make your face look too long and thin or too short and full. Here is a guide:
ROUND(full) face: If your face is ROUND, there is equal distance all around, using the nose as a centerpoint. It will be as wide as it is long, with rounded edges.
LONG face: If your face is LONG, it will look like an elongated oval.
OVAL face: If your face is OVAL, it is slightly longer than is it wide, with soft, curved edges.
HEART-SHAPED face: If your face is HEART-SHAPED, it is wider at the eye, temple, and cheek area, with a narrow chin. The edges are soft and curved.
DIAMOND shaped face: If your face is DIAMOND shaped, it's widest at the cheeks, narrow at the chin and forehead, with sharper features.
Tiara: Known as the "princess of headpieces," tiaras offer the most impressive effect.
They are a fantastic accent to any gown, from a simple sheath style to a ball gown style.
Tiaras can be worn with or without a veil and are usually accented with a pearls, rhinestones, crystals, etc. They compliment upswept hairstyles as well as shorter hairstyles.
Headband: Headbands are a very functional option. For brides who want to wear their hair down, a headband can be used to keep her hair away from her face.
Headbands can also be worn to accent upswept hairstyles as well, by wrapping it around a bun.
Today you can find exquisite headbands made from rhinestones, or Swarovski crystals that are accented with draping ribbons that can be tied in the back or worked into your updo.
Double Headband: Double Headbands are the most versatile of all. They can be worn flat on the head as a headband, tilted forward in tiara style, or wrapped around a bun.
Comb: A comb is a simple piece that can be worn with almost any hairstyle.
Depending on the style, it can sometimes provide for a less formal look.
They make beautiful combs with soft feathers or flowers on them that can be used as a side accent. Or you can add a small beaded comb to the back of your updo for decoration after you remove your veil.
So, which bridal tiara, headband or comb is right for you? Check out our wedding hairstyle photo gallery to see pictures of real brides, as well as, a collection of hair styles that look great with different hair accessories.