How to Wear a Sparkling Wedding Tiara

Who says a bride has to have royal blood in order to rock a tiara on her wedding day? Bring out your inner princess with a sparkling headpiece that tops off your look with just enough bling.

There are plenty of gorgeous styles that enhance a variety of wedding hairstyles and gowns. Delicate pieces featuring one or two simple rows of diamonds look lovely as an understated accessory, while intricately designed tiaras will crown your coiffure with eye-catching sparkle. Whichever style you choose, do a trial run-through of your complete hairstyle before the big day to ensure your tiara is styled to perfection.

So you want to be queen for a day: but which tiara should you choose for your wedding? Think of a coronet in the same way you would sunglasses: a tall tiara will suit an angular face, while a small tiara will flatter a longer face. Another thing to bear in mind is what’s happening hair-wise.

We personally love the look of a tiara with a simple dress – one of the reasons that Kate’s look worked so well at the Royal Wedding is that her dress was fairly conservative. Try a lace gown with long sleeves to get the same romantic yet traditional style. We also think Lady Mary in Downton Abbey nailed the wedding tiara – her high-neck gown and simple jewellery meant that her stunning wreath headpiece was the standout feature of her look.

See how these real brides “crowned” themselves with gorgeous tiaras. They may not be Kate Middleton, but they look regal and beautiful in headpieces embellished with diamonds and crystals.

Sweep hair back into a high, smooth updo, framed by a classic princess-style tiara

For a more understated look, choose a delicate tiara (featuring your initial!) and tuck the headpiece into a messy bun (left). We also love a classic braided updo accessorized with a sparkling tiara (right)! Photos by Melissa Musgrove (left) and Images by Berit, Inc. (right)

Don’t be afraid to rock a larger crown – just like The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss did on her wedding day. Keep hair smooth and sleek to avoid overwhelming the jewels!

If you’re concerned about looking too “princess-y,” choose a style inspired by flowers, rather than the traditional intricate patterns.

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