Before you start sifting through wedding veil styles, consider a fresh update: bridal headbands. The headband has long been a classy, straightforward accessory that transforms even the simplest of hairstyles. Recently back at the forefront of fashion, headbands made their way into a number of bridal fashion week collections earlier this year. So, whether you’re looking to swap the standard veil for something more modern or are seeking an accessory to take your look from ceremony to reception, here are wedding headbands for every style.
Something borrowed, something blue, and something sparkling to catch all of your guests’ eyes. Crystals aren’t exactly new to wedding accessories. They bring brilliance to your look that will keep shining throughout the night. Top your hairstyle with a radiant crystal headband to add some timeless glamour and romance.
Shop: Eliza Crystal Headband, $99
The colorful flower crowns that once flooded our Pinterest feeds have upgraded to sleek metal blooms accented by crystals and glitter. These aren’t your typical foraged finds, though they’re longer-lasting but just as whimsical. Due to the sheer amount of options—from subtle to shining to beautiful branches—you can select the florals that best compliment your dress and taste.
Shop: Chloe Headband, $150
Shop: Matilda Headband, $245
Shop: Floral Couture Headband, $160
Delicate beads are a classic wedding detail that just keeps giving—they’re absolutely timeless. We see them on accessories such as pendants, earrings, barrettes, and now headbands. Whether they’re used as accents or the main event, beads bring an element of refined elegance. This style reads more high fashion than your grandmother’s ‘something borrowed.’
Shop: Hannah Hair Chain, $225
Wedding style is influenced by a number of things, including modern fashion trends outside of bridal. Because of this, even headbands have been reshaped (quite literally) to update how we can design and style them. The accessories now take unique shapes and fresh takes on classic elements. Pair one with a sleek and simple dress to encapsulate a truly modern look.
Shop: Blake Headpiece, $215
Shop: Quinn Headband, $275
The bridal crown has grown a lot since its origins as a delicate tiara. Don’t get us wrong, the wedding tiara lives on, but now you also have options that are a bit more grandeur. Wedding crowns are now made with unique materials, shapes, and styles that span from sweet, to stylish, to statement. Opt for a small comb tiara that peeks out of your hairdo or a full-on crown covered in brilliant crystals. Regardless, sporting one is bound to lend a regal look to your wedding outfit.
Shop: Neve Headpiece, $275
Shop: Joelle Vintage Crown, $150
Shop: Juliet Floral Tiara, $99
Flexible and beautiful, hair vines are a subset of headbands that allow you to style your hair in just about any way you like. Rather than being set on a headband’s typical flat surface, a vine is thin and flexible. This allows them to be easy to set within your hair. Wear one in the back above a low bun or lining a half-up-half-down ‘do.
Shop: Leona Hair Vine, $120
Whether you want to make a statement or just want to update a look typically reserved for a veil, bridal headbands are a stunning option for any bride.