Traditionally we've seen brides don a veil at the length of their choice for their wedding day. However, lately we've been witnessing a new trend which allows brides to ditch the veil easily after their ceremony and still keep a stunning hair style. Allow us to introduce you to the ornate headpiece!
The 2015 bridal runways are showing more and more bridal headpieces that mix and merge into hairstyles rather than wearing the traditional wedding veils that often are taken off after the ceremony and once photo’s have been taken. It’s pretty rare to see a bride wear her veil all evening if for no other reason, it eventually gets in the way! The 2015 bridal runways showed anything from intricate jewel design pieces to dramatic pearl head pieces that merge into the hair style to give the illusion of being part of your hair. Also seen were headpieces with lace embroidery covering small area’s of the head, once again, playing into the preferred hair style and even a few feathers could be found to make things even more interesting and unique!
Unadorned hair is beautiful on its own, but bridal headpieces have the power to pull your entire look together. Here are some tips for choosing your wedding hair style:
Decide what your hairstyle will be in advance.
You'll have to know more than just whether you'll wear your locks up or down. For example, if you're set on having a bun, do you envision a high ballerina style or a low one that is swept to the side? If you're blessed with long, thick hair, consider bigger hair accessories that can stand up to the weight, rather than daintier ones, which will be less noticeable.
View each hair accessory from all angles.
When you went gown shopping, you checked out each potential dress from the front, back, side, and up-close. This is the same concept: Get a 360-degree view of each headpiece you try on by asking the salesperson if they could snap a pic on your phone. The shape of your headpiece will influence how it looks from a distance—scalloped edges, scroll work, or an asymmetrical shape (a popular style recently), stand out more than one with a uniform size throughout.
Take the color of the metal into consideration.
The hue of the headpiece should complement the color of your gown. For example, if your dress has beadwork that is off-white or silver, a stark white headband may appear too bright next to it. If your style is vintage-inspired, consider a hair clip or headband that has exposed metal (rather than one that is completely encrusted in crystals).
Adjustment is everything.
A bridal headband can look completely different depending on if you place it flat against your head or lift it up at the crown. As a general rule of thumb, the higher you place it, the more dramatic the look. This applies to hair clips and pins, too: Apply them closer to your face if you want them to stand out more.
All of your accessories should work together in total harmony.
Your jewelry, headpiece, and veil should enhance your look, not distract from it.
There are different avenues you can take when using a headpiece. You can go with either a Bohemian, Vintage/Classy, Indian-Traditional or Floral headpiece, amongst others, of course. So what do you think? Like this look or leave it? We love hearing from real brides' style choices for the big day! Leave your comments and let us know how you plan on wearing your hair for your wedding.
If you're not in love with the ornate headpiece and prefer sticking with a traditional veil, click here to read one of our previous posts giving you the 411 on Wedding Veils.