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Bridal Accessories.....The Bride's Headpiece

Updated on April 2, 2011

Choose your headpiece right after you choose your gown

1. It must be flattering.

2. It needs to feel secure.

3. It must be easy to wear.

4. It must be the same shade as the wedding gown. (Compare in natural light to make sure)

There are a variety of headpieces from which you can choose.

Veils

Veils are usually made from netting or tulle. Different types of veils depend on their length.

Cathedral Veils

These are usually four yards long and considered very formal.

Cathedral Veil

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Chapel Veil

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Chapel Veils

Chapel veils are 2 1/2 yards in length

Waltz and ballerina veils

These veils fall to just above the floor.

Waltz and Ballerina Veil

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veilubridal.com

Flyaway Veil

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polkadotbride.com

Flyaway Veils

Flyaway veils have several layers and fall to the bride's shoulders. These are used for informal gowns. If you have a bridal gown that has detailing in the back, this veil would be a good choice.

Mantillas

Mantillas are circular , attach to the top of the head and are worn without a headpiece. They are usually made of lace but may be made with tulle and edged with lace.


Tulle Mantilla trimmed with Lace

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encorebridal.com

All Lace Mantilla

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headcoverings-by-devorah.com

Vintage Garden Hat 1920's

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woodlandfarmsantiques.com

Bridal Hats

If you decide to wear a hat, you should choose one that compliments your features. It should sit securely on your head but should not be too tight around the forehead. You can practice kissing the groom to make sure he doesn't knock the hat off your head during the ceremony. (He won't mind!) Your hat should have a trim, like a silk flower, lace and a bow of tulle, grosgrain ribbon or silk. You need a common element to unite the dress and hat.

There are two types of hats:

1. The picture hat

2. A garden hat

The picture hat has a wide, glamorous brim while a garden hat is crownless and sometimes trimmed with flowers.

Picture Hat

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onewed.com

The Pill Box Hat

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altamodabridal.com

Other Headpieces

The Pill Box

The pill box is a small flat hat designed to sit high on the head or tilted to one side. Jackie Kennedy was known for her pill box hats.

Bridal Wreath

The wreath is a circle of flowers that rests on top of the head or across the middle of the forehead.

Bridal Wreath

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Bridal Headband

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Headband

The headband is a puffed or flat strip of fabric resting in a band across the head.

Another Headband made of Ribbons

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ep.yimg.com

Juliet Cap

This is a delicate cap that hugs the crown of the head.

Juliet Cap

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hairboutique.com

Back-Piece

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Back-piece

A back-piece can be a bow, barrette or any hair ornament worn on the back of the head or high up on the head. Often the veil is attached to the back-piece.

Princess Dianna Tiara

Tiara

Tiara is the headpiece that looks like a Princess-style crown. It can include real or faux stones.



Profile

A profile is a headpiece that is usually worn on an angle, on one side of the head. It consists of a spray of flowers, pearls, or some other decoration.

Profile

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Another Type Profile - Fascinator

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    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you, 4FoodSafety. I had a good time putting it together!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Great Hub! Excellent organization! And photos to help!

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Anamika, sounds beautiful! Wish I could have seen it.

    • Anamika S profile image

      Anamika S Jain 

      8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Very Nice! It brought back some memories. I wore a veil which was longer than the one you have in the picture that my bride maids had to hold when i walked. My Tiara was a beautiful one too with pearl-crystals and organdi flowers. Even the bouquet i carried was 4 feet in length.

    • judydianne profile imageAUTHOR

      judydianne 

      8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you, Maid of Honor Toast, I'm glad you can use the info.

      When I see these pictures, I want to get married again. LOL!

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      Maid Of Honor Toast 

      8 years ago

      This really breaks it down for brides and gives them information on about every option they have for the headpiece. Thanks for the great hub.

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