Bridal tiaras are the crowning effect that will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day.
The decision on which tiara to wear should only be made once you have chosen your wedding dress. Bridal tiaras
come in a wide variety of design styles and materials complimenting any dress a bride may choose. They are versatile and really finish off the entire bridal ensemble. They are a fantastic accent to any wedding gown, from a simple sheath to a ball gown style. Bridal 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.
Bridal tiaras are available in either silver or gold finished metals, embellished with crystals, pearls, rhinestones or a combination of all.
Keep in mind that tiaras are not just for the bride; they are perfect for bridesmaids as well. To give the wedding party a coordinated look, the attendants can compliment the bride's ensemble by wearing a smaller or simpler version of the bride's tiara.
Tips on choosing a bridal tiara....
Choose your gown, then choose your accessories to compliment it.
Wedding tiaras range from the very simple for a casual wedding to the very formal to top off a formal wedding gown.
A tiara should frame your face and anchor your veil with out detracting from your wedding dress.
Bridal tiaras look great on both short hair and long hair, either swept up or long and flowing. Before the big day, visit your hairstylist who will assist you in placing your tiara on the right location, assuring that is comfortable, as well as offer tips on how to remove your veil.
A contemporary wedding dress looks best with a sleek modern headpiece, where as a vintage wedding dress suits a more ornate design
Match the type of embellishment in your wedding gown with the embellishments in your accessories. Use crystals with crystals, pearls with pearls, etc. If you have a floral details in your gown, look for a headpiece with similar detailing. The design detail of your tiara and veil should transform a beautiful wedding dress into a glorious bridal gown. Neither one overshadowing the other.
Glossary of tiara designs....
TIARA: Replicating a crown, tiaras offer the most impressive effect. They can be worn alone, perfect for a beach bride or with the addition of a veil.
HEADBAND: Headbands are a very functional option for brides who want to wear their hair down. A headband can be used to keep a brides hair away from her face or it can also can be worn to accent upswept hairstyles as well.
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.
BUN RING: A bun ring is a complete circle of wire wrapped with embellishments that is worn around an up do creating a very classic style.
BACK PIECE: A back piece is worn when you don't want to draw attention hair accessories. A back pieces is flattering to wear with either a low bun or French twist and the addition of a veil.
COMBS: A comb is a simple piece, often embellished, that can be worn with almost any hairstyle. A comb can be attached to a veil.
Choose a bridal tiara according to your face shape....
- Round face: To make your face appear longer, choose a tiara with some eight, additional height can be achieved with the addition of a veil.
- Long face: Headbands or tiaras with little or no height that extend over your head from one side to the other at an even height offer width.
- Oval face: Avoid headpieces with a peak at the top, which will make your face appear longer. Wearing a headband, forehead piece, or a back piece will make your face appear less oval.
- Full face: To create the illusion of a longer face, wear a tiara that peaks into a "V" at the top and offers some height.
Match your tiara to the color of your wedding dress....
- Ivory wedding gowns looks best with gold toned or creamy pearl embellishments.
- White bridal gown suit silver-tone, rhinestone, and white pearl tiaras.
- Off white wedding dress are a good match for either gold or silver bridal tiaras.