Choosing your headdress
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Many brides wonder which type of headdress will best suit them on their special day. There are a number of factors that will help answer this and this article explains just a few tips on choosing the bridal headdress that is going to work best for you!
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Is your hair long, mid or short in length? This can determine whether or not a bridal hair comb is suitable. Quite simply, a hair comb requires a certain amount of up-do hair-style to secure into. If therefore you intend to wear your hair long and flowing for your day, then a hair comb may not be the best idea for you.
A bridal hair comb is a fantastic choice if you intend to wear either a full up-do style or if you are having a side swept pony-tail. Also, it is good to look out for hair combs that have extra loops wired into the comb to enable your hair stylist to firmly secure your hair comb into the hair to maximise its staying in place throughout the day and into the evening.
A bridal headdress that suits any hair-style are the currently on trend side tiaras. These are asymmetrical in design with the majority of the design trailing down one side of the head. An exceptional side tiara is one that can be hand wrapped in pure silk to match your own hair colour. This will then make the tiara appear to be floating within your hair-style and is a gorgeous effect, especially for photographs and under artificial evening lighting.
The great thing about side tiaras or tiaras in general is they are mounted on alice band style head bands. The good quality tiaras will feel firm and secure when you try it on and shouldn’t move once it is in position, making these a firm favourite for brides out there who intend to hit the dance floor!
Is your dress vintage inspired in design, classically full and flowing or sleek and chic? A super addition to headdresses at the moment is a bird-cage veil. These funky little pieces of mesh totally transform a look and are especially good if you don’t fancy a full veil. These can be attached either to your existing headdress or be made and incorporated into a bespoke design for you. These are typically worn either fully over the face and whisping under the chin line or diagonally across the face, skimming one eye and over the lips. These suit the shorter rockabilly style 1950s dresses as well as the vintage or sleek and chic dresses.
A lovely idea is to try and tie in your overall theme into the headdress and if your dress has lace detailing or Swarovski crystals or sequins, these can be colour matched and made into a design suited to you, your dress and your theme. Maybe your bridesmaids are wearing a teal or amethyst colour, you can incorporate these colours using Swarovski crystals to add accents of colour into either yours or your bridesmaids’ headdresses.
If your dress is heavily embellished and you want a more subtle headdress, why not opt for bridal hair pins. These are exquisite when made using pure silk flowers, teamed with lace, fresh water pearls and sweet accent of colour with Swarovski crystals. These are an extremely cost effective solution for brides or bridesmaids and are well worth considering.
It looks like the vintage trend is here to stay to the foreseeable future and feather flowers are going to be making more of an appearance as well as pure silk flowers. Check out the latest styles and colours when shopping around though.