Tiaras have always been a popular choice for brides who want a glamorous yet traditional look: when Kate Middleton wore a tiara on her wedding day, it was confirmed as a timeless trend that would endure forever.
Over recent years, however, a wider variety of vintage-inspired, statement headwear designs have appeared in chic, highly-styled weddings, setting the trend for brides with many different tastes and wedding themes.
Traditional tiaras still prove a popular choice for classic brides, but they are joined in the popularity stakes by statement side tiaras, embellished combs, glamorous head bands and quirky crowns. 1920s, art deco inspired designs are particularly popular, bringing eternal glamour to any bridal look, and sparkling headbands that add glitz and glamour look amazing at modern weddings.
Statement headwear has become a simple way for a bride to say she is different — and it gives her a brilliant opportunity to show her flair as a stylist: brides must choose headwear that brings together the dress, the theme, her hair and make-up and her unique personality.
If you’re keen to make a statement with your headwear on your wedding day, there is a huge selection to choose from in the hitched.co.uk Bridal Headwear and Jewellery directory — and to get you started on your head-turning mission, we’ve created a mood board of 10 exciting styles for you to consider.
This simply stunning statement side tiara features two sparkling diamanté flowers on a diamanté covered silver band.
A classic, feather fern splay and bee motif comb made with Swarovski crystals and ivory glass pearl on rodium finished anti-tarnish metal with a silver plated comb.
This is a unique looking art deco-inspired statement side band, hand stitched with diamanté navettes and ivory pearl.
A stunning statement handmade couture piece with large encrusted pearl and crystal flowers, this headband is entwined with delicate leaves and pearls. It can be worn at the front as a band — or you could make it more unique by wearing it at the back with a classic up do hair style.
Classic and elegant, this wedding tiara has a sumptuous and intricate design. With a comb in the centre back, it is easy to place at the front of a high up do. Encrusted with sparkling stones, this tiara makes a huge impact when worn with a lace detail wedding gown with a full chapel train.
Made with dazzling solitaire cut stones set in a series of starburst patterns along the band, this rhodium plated (for a darker antique silver finish) headpiece gives the appearance of antique brooches in a line.
A stunning, handcrafted diamanté headdress with a hint of art deco in the design. This is perfect for brides who want understated glamour.
A stunning bridal hair comb in a beautiful floral design with intricate sprays and studded with clear sparkly crystals. You can choose from a gold or silver finish to match your bridal look or colour scheme.
The Jane combines white opal coloured diamanté stones with ivory pearls (other colours can be included upon request) and sweeping crystal diamanté feathers. It is perfect for a slim-line art deco dress or a more ornate lace wedding gown.
This is 1920s-inspired piece is heavily woven with luxurious detail. It features pearls, Swarovski crystals, silver lined glass and moonstone laced into tendrils, leaves and floral details. It sits close to the head and sweeps elegantly across the edge of the forehead.