Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bridal Tiaras - Are they in or out?

Tiaras have always been of a great fascination to brides and women everywhere.  They've stood the test of time and are still worn through the world today.  They continue to stand for grace, elegance, and sophistication.  Here's a little history of how tiaras got their bridal start...The first tiaras were no doubt made of objects found in nature, followed by the discovery of gold, and so on.  By the 19th century, tiaras were often given as wedding presents from the groom to the bride.  This marked not only the couple's love, "but also promised the high status and comforts that also followed it." 

What about the tiara now?  The past decade or so has "seen a resurgence of interest in the tiara, not only as a curiosity, but also as a fashion accessory."  We certainly see brides continuing to wear tiaras on the big wedding day, although they've been declining in popularity to their more subtle sister - the headband.

What's a bride who has her heart set on a tiara to do?  Follow your heart and get a headpiece with a subtle tiara feel.  Stay away from anything too pointy and you'll be just fine.  Our two favorites, the Les Beaux, $249 (top) and Printemps, $169 (above).  Or, if you want something with a contemporary feel, grab a piece that's full of big stones and high on glamour like the Rivini, $209 (below).

References: Tiara, A History of Splendour by Geoffrey C. Munn

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