Fussiness and ostentation are over, but feminine headpieces never go out of style. Single-tier veils edged with delicate trim are popular. Ultra–sheer is in, and cathedral-length veils are hot. Some brides are opting for delicate hair jewelry, combs, and clips, and the boho/hippie look is still very hot, with halos and flower crowns more popular than ever. For the bride who wants to be princess for a day, tiaras are available in a variety of styles.
Tiaras & single tiers
Fingertip, single-tier veils are the most popular style at Be Unique Boutique, according to owner Erika Pitt, who says that “elbow-length veils become too bulky, and brides aren’t wearing blushers so much any more. Beautiful, finished edges are big, such as lace scallops, and headbands are coming back. Vine-style headpieces that tie with a ribbon, pins in the hair, and combs are very popular here.”
Be Unique Boutique
Mount Kisco (914) 241-2410
For brides who want a feminine or vintage look without a traditional headpiece or the formality of a veil, hair accessories, like this gorgeous Gia comb, add sparkle, versatility, and charm.
Lorraine Tyne Bridal
Beacon (845) 418-5587
Go with the flow
Alisa of Alisa Brides says that “veils are softer and ‘flow’ is the keyword. Drop-veil patterns are very popular for their soft shape and subtle cascading. The bohemian vibe is also evident in halos, as it offers a softer look than a very formal tiara and is a great option for looser hair styles. Rose gold is a fun and fresh option for jewelry and headpieces.”
Mount Kisco (646) 450-2882
Train of love
Rosa Gaglio, manager of Amelia’s Bridal, notes that sparkling halos are a big trend. She’s also seeing beaded caps and cathedral veils and says that “veils with lace trims, crystal headbands, and side combs encrusted with crystals or pearls are popular.”
Yonkers (914) 779-5900
“One-tier veils are most popular,” says Jennette Kruszka at Kleinfeld. “Ethereal veils with ribbon trim and horsehair, such as designs by Peter Langner, are very popular.” Like many bridal pros, Kruszka says that combs, headbands, and wreaths are more popular than tiaras, and, “We’re seeing more rose gold and opal stones as embellishments on headpieces, such as those from Lindsay Marie Designs.”
New York, NY (646) 633-4300