Finding the perfect hairpiece for your special day is no small task. One rule of thumb to always follow is the "Busy & Simple" Theory. If your gown is busy and has a lot going on, such as frills, lace, beading etc. your hairpiece should be simple and smaller in size. Here are a few great tips for narrowing down your choices! More colorful wedding gowns at UWDress.com.
First, thinking about the shape of your face. Any headpiece should draw attention to your face by framing it, not draw attention away from it. How do you make that happen?
Round/Full face: To make your face appear longer, choose a bridal headpiece that has a delicate, high peak.
Long face: Choose headbands or headpieces with little or no height that extend over your head from one side to the other at an even height.
Oval face: Avoid peaked headpieces, and look instead for asymmetrical headpieces that have the most volume at the side of the head.
Second, take the color of the headpiece into consideration. The hue of the headpiece should complement the color of your gown. For example, if your dress has bead work that is off-white or silver, a stark white headband may appear too bright next to it. What is color matching all about?
WHITE GOWN: Choose a headpiece that is silver-tone and has clear rhinestones or white pearls to emphasize the brilliance of your dress.
IVORY GOWN: Choose a headpiece 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 headpiece or dark ivory pearls, because these will let the unique color of your dress shine.
Third, think of the gown itself. If your gown is more of a simple style, your hairpiece should be busy! Large flowers, bird cage veils, beaded and feathered hairpieces add that extra glamorous touch to your look.
If your Gown is Lace...
Bridal gowns adorned in lace are a huge hit this season.Lace gowns are so eye catching and elegant you don't need a whole lot in your hair. Small to medium sized vintage pieces are your best bet. Whether you wear them on one side or in the back, they add just enough sparkle and bling to your look. Fresh flowers and feathered clips also add that special touch.
If your Gown is Mermaid Cut...
Nothing shows curves like a mermaid bridal gown and Whether you're wearing a simpler gown or an all-out extravagant dress!
For Embellished Mermaid Gowns
For dresses with lace, frills and glamorous embellishments, your hair piece can take the back seat. Opt for something simpler such as a fresh flower, small rhinestone hair clips or a feather creation.
For Simple and Elegant Mermaid Gowns
For mermaid gowns that are stunningly simple, opt for something a little more over-the-top when it comes to your hair piece. Large faux flowers and full headpieces as well as bird cage veils will add a vintage twist, adding timeless style to a modern gown.
If your Gown is Ballroom Style...
Ballroom Gowns are the Cinderella story, played out by every bride who chooses one!
Fresh flowers or small to medium sized hair pins work best with this style of dress. Fresh flowers are soft and romantic while embellished hair clips add just enough sparkle to your already WOW gown.
When to go for a Flower Halo...
The "flower child" look has become quite popular, especially for outdoor weddings. These whimsical hair accessories can be made of either fresh or faux flowers.
Halo's are usually worn with more simple dresses in either lace or taffeta and can be made from a wide variety of flowers. They can either sit on the forehead or be worn like a head band. You can make them extra special by incorporating a brooch or your "something borrowed" to add a little bling and personality.