Picking out a bridal tiara or headpiece can be just as much fun as choosing a wedding gown. Finding the right tiara is usually a matter of not only knowing one that harmonizes with the color and decorative elements of your wedding gown, but also thinking about the shape of your face.
Choosing a tiara or headpiece is a special moment, so we have put together how to go about it correctly, knowing very well that shopping for accessories is your time to choose exactly what you want.
Where do I Start?
Without your wedding dress or an idea of the gown it’s almost impossible to choose a bridal headpiece. Your ultimate aim is to successfully match your accessories in a way that compliments your dress, and not the other way around. Your bridal headpiece should be a part of your overall wedding day ensemble. In other words, it should add to the beauty of your gown.
The following are gown types with their possible tiara accessories:
- White Gown: Choose a tiara that is silver-tone and has clear rhinestones or white pearls to emphasize the brilliance of your dress.
- Ivory Gown: Choose a tiara that is gold-tone or has ivory pearls to highlight the softness and femininity of your dress.
- Diamond White: This is a fairly new shade of white that is lighter than off-white but not stark white. Choose either gold, silver tone, or white pearl.
- Champagne Or Dark Ivory: Choose a gold tone tiara or dark ivory pearls, because these will let the unique color of your dress shine.
Consider Your Wedding Hairstyle
The second step is having at least a rough idea of your wedding day hairstyle. An elegant updo may warrant a very different bridal headpiece than a long, loose style featuring dazzling curls.
Not sure what you should be looking for? Your hair stylist will be able to tell you what kinds of tiaras and hair accessories go best with which hairstyles. They’re also versatile in that they can be worn with of without a veil – so your options are wide open. Tiaras paired with updos more often than other hairdos, but they can be worn with almost any kind of bridal hair.
Consider Your Overall Bridal Look
Your choice of tiara could greatly affect your entire face. It is therefore essential to choose a tiara that compliments your facial structure.
• Round/Full face: To make your face appear longer, choose a bridal tiara that has a delicate, high peak.
• Long face: Choose headbands or tiaras with little or no height that extend over your head from one side to the other at an even height.
• Oval face: Avoid peaked tiaras, and look instead for asymmetrical headpieces that have the most volume at the side of the head.