Chances are, this is the first time you have given much thought to "headpieces." To help you sort through your many options, our bridal experts offer tips and advice that make it easy to find a perfect match for your special day.
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When it comes to hair adornments, there are more choices than ever this season, from simple floral pieces to sparkling headbands and regal tiaras.
Once you know the different options, it's easy to top off your bridal ensemble with the perfect headpiece, from simply chic to dramatically striking. Experiment with different shapes, sizes, and styles to find an exclusive look that highlights your face coordinates with your total wedding look.
Tiara: A jeweled or beaded semicircle headpiece worn on top of the head. Like its sister, the crown, the tiara has long been considered a symbol of prosperity and glamour. Wear yours alone or combine it with a veil for a breathtaking bridal look.
Headband: An embellished version of your favorite everyday style, available in varying widths and materials. Adorned with crystals, pearls or beads, bridal headbands offer an easy, yet sophisticated accent to any style.
Hair Pins and Combs: Decorative hair accessories designed with crystals, rhinestones or floral motifs not only look beautiful but are an affordable way to add some sparkle to your look. Scatter glittering pins throughout your hair for a touch of ethereal elegance. Create a modern look with a clip accented with flowers, crystals and/or feathers.
Placement can make all the difference. For a dramatic effect that resembles a tiara, wear an ornate comb on top of your head. A headpiece jauntily perched behind your ear evokes a saucy, yet sophisticated look. Or try one of the hottest emerging trends: a clip or comb with large, fabric flowers (lace, organza or chiffon) placed at the base of your hairline (or upswept hair) and paired with a long, allover lace veil.
Veils may also be considered a headpiece, yet they have a special category all their own. Learn all about Veils.
WHAT COMES FIRST?
Brides often wonder if the best plan is to start with a hairstyle or headpiece? Either way works just fine! If you've fallen in love with a hairstyle or headpiece (or both), it's easy to coordinate a complementary look. Let your first decision lead the way to a perfect look for your wedding day.
Whether you plan to wear your hair long and flowing, swept up in an "up-do" or halfway in between, you'll find an array of headpiece options for each style.
Tiaras look fabulous with up-dos, as well as partial up-dos and short hair. Tiaras also provide a strikingly regal look when paired with long, feminine locks.
Headbands are an excellent option for brides with short hair. They also work well with longer styles because they play up your features by gathering hair off your face.
Bejeweled hair pins add sparkle to up-dos, partial up-dos or short hair. Decorative combs are among the hottest hair accessories right now - they look great with any hairstyle.
Veils can be added to any hairstyle with ease. We make it easy to create a perfect combination.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
If you've already found the perfect gown and coordinating headpiece and veil, your hairstyle options will easily fall into place. Schedule a trial session with your hairstylist in plenty of time before your wedding. Lay it all out by bringing a photo of your gown and some of the essential details of your wedding. The stylist should have a feel for your overall theme and location in order to best complement your style. Bring your actual headpiece(s) and experiment with hairstyle options until you find the best look for you.
With a little help, it's easy to pair your gown with the perfect headpiece ensemble. Just follow a few simple guidelines from our experts and you'll soon discover a headpiece look that accentuates your dress and wedding style.
Coordinate the type of embellishment on the headpiece with that of your gown. Pair a pearl-beaded dress with a headband ornamented in pearls. Choose a tiara with sparkling Swarovski crystals to complement your crystal-laden gown. Try a veil with gold or sliver edging to coordinate with metallic embroidery on your dress. Highlight your gown's lace accents with a lace-trimmed veil -- you get the idea. David's Bridal even offers headpieces with color details that coordinate with one of the hottest trends in bridal: color-accented gowns.
Strike a balance with striking details, from head to toe. Add glamour and elegance to a sleek and simple gown with a bejeweled headpiece, bold jewelry and fabulously luxe shoes. Accent your highly embellished gown with a delicate tiara, understated vintage-inspired jewelry and sleek slip-on shoes.
Creating the right mix of accessories is our passion. To simplify your wedding day preparation, we offer matching jewelry sets and coordinating veil and tiara ensembles. There are also endless opportunities to personalize your look with a unique combination all your own.
Remember that there are no right or wrong answers for your dream day-be creative and express your personal style!