Monday September 28, 2009
18 Gorgeous Bridal Headbands
The next stop on our tour of bold veil alternatives: headbands. Thanks to the 80s making a comeback and Gossip Girl, headbands are everywhere. But today’s bridal headbands, which are sophisticated and more polished, have little in common with the preppy ones from the past. They have evolved into works of art that any bride would cherish well after her dress has been boxed away and her top tier has gone stale.
Headbands are a simple and stunning way to adorn your bridal ’do. They come in an almost infinite variety of styles and materials, but whether it’s made from metal, lace, ribbon or beads, the right headband is sure to wow your guests.
They can be simple…like this plain white band with a starburst brooch.
Or more elaborate. This headband combines lace and a vintage flower brooch on a metal band.
While this headband adds a little sparkle with sequined flowers on a thin metal band.
Who says you need to keep things white? Look for a headband that features your favorite color or has details that you just adore regardless of their color. I love this yellow enameled floral band and think it would be darling on the right bride.
A simple headband with two or more rows (this one has 10!) adds a structured refinement to your wedding hair.
Having an outdoor or casual wedding and want to add a natural touch to your locks? A headband that looks like twisted twigs and flowers might be just the thing.
Looking for something delicate and sweet that’s slightly reminiscent of a veil? Try a headband that has a piece of fabric or lace as the focal point. Be sure to pick a pattern that works with your dress.
Get a soft, romantic look with a ribboned headband, a variation of the typical headband. Much like it sounds, a ribboned headband is a ribbon decorated with beads, pearls or other embellishments that is worn as a headband. Add a little more charm by wearing the band with the ribbon’s ends trailing down your back.
And, if you’re really set on having tulle in your hair on your wedding, this is always an option (although not one I would personally choose).
Finally, here is a selection of beautiful headbands (and ribbons and hairwraps) from Jennifer Behr. I liked too many of her designs to just pick one or two.