More often than not, the bride is usually decked out in a lavish headpiece and accessories. However, these days, we’re seeing more and more (lavish) headpieces come up for bridesmaids. Whether it be in the form of a blinged-out headpiece, an intricate hair comb, or even something as simple as a floral headband, headpieces for bridesmaids are here to stay.
Most recently, this was seen in Jersey Shore alumni Nicole “Snooki” LaValle’s wedding, which had a Great Gatsby theme. She had her bridesmaids decked out in 1920’s inspired headbands with a simple, elegant, and sexy black dress. Because the theme was The Great Gatsby, the headbands were the right touch for her bridal party. By keeping the silhouettes of the bridesmaids dresses simple, the headbands were kept as the focal point, accentuating the theme and elegance of the 1920’s. Let’s just say Snooki hit all the right notes with her bridesmaids’ attire.
That being said, headpieces for bridesmaids can be a bit tricky. It does teeter on that fine line between being the right touch and being “too much”. For example, a Spring wedding would be appropriate for floral headpieces and light, airy, (pastel) dresses. However, being “too much” would be donning loud floral headpieces and a very loud (patterned) dress. Bridesmaids rocking a loud dress and an equally loud floral headpiece would be distracting and lack any sort of focus and this is not the type of impression you want to give for your big day.
The key to having a headpiece for your bridal party is to accentuate the dress, not take away from it. This would mean that the colour of the headpiece should be a complimentary colour from the dress. In the case that you choose a more blinged out hairpiece, keep the dress simple. It’s about complimenting the headpiece with their dresses. Having your bridal party wear headpieces can also be a bit risky since you want to make sure that it does not take away from your own hair accessory and/or veil. (Remember, it’s your day, so all eyes should be on you.) Whether you choose a fancier veil, crown, or intricate comb, you need to make sure that your own headpiece and your bridesmaids’ headpiece tie in together. The more intricate the hairpiece, the simpler everything else should be. It’s all about balance.
If done right, headpieces for your bridesmaids will be the talk of the town. (Snooki’s wedding happened in November of 2014 and we’re still talking about it!) So if you’re considering an ultra modern style for your bridal party with a headpiece, remember to pick one focal point. If you do decide that your girls’ headpiece is going to be loud and intricate, always go for a simple and sexy dress! On the other hand, if the headpiece is simple, you can go for a bit more detail in your dresses. Just remember that headpieces are always a fun touch to add to your bridal party and definitely a stylish highlight to your big day!
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