24 Best Bridal and Wedding Guest Hair Accessories
Wedding season is back in full force, and brides and guests alike are excited to celebrate, even when it means making tough decisions about what to wear. Once you’ve got the dress, don’t let choosing the perfect bridal hair accessory be the last speed bump to get you down the aisle (or for guests, the forgotten detail you won’t remember until after). having seen wedding photos). With wedding trends such as botanical prints, beaded embellishments and more, the possibilities for planning your look are endless. So we consulted several experts to guide you in accessorizing your wedding hair.
“Depending on the season and the mood of the wedding, it’s always nice to reflect the occasion and all the details of the dress on your accessories,” says Jamie Burksenior consultant at Bridal Loft Designer At New York. This goes for brides and guests alike, and while it may seem difficult to achieve those perfect finishing touches, the bridal stylist Maisie – Kate Keane recommends “taking inspiration from your outfit’s fabric, color, texture, or print” and working from there to make sure your accessories won’t clash.
As with styling any look, it’s all about balance. “If your dress has a beautiful, detailed train, I recommend a cleaner veil, so you don’t take away the beauty of the train,” Burke advises. “If it’s a cleaner train, you can really go dramatic with detailed lace or a beaded veil.” The same can be said for other bridal hair accessories like tiaras, headbands and barrettes – you don’t want to take the dress off. In fact, you can think of accessories as an extension of the dress. “For a wedding guest or bride, hair accessories can spruce up your dress,” says Keane.
Whether you’re a bride looking for a unique adornment for your big day or a guest who needs a versatile piece she can style for all of her wedding invitations this season, find 24 stunning hair accessories that will with the biggest bridal trends of 2022.
Pearls have a bridal-style moment, according to Keane. “But having both a dress and a veil all-beaded can be overwhelming, so a touch of the same embellishment throughout your veil is enough to tie your whole look together — and not weigh you down,” she says.
Brides adding pops of color to their wedding day look is a big trend that Burke and Keane have seen this year. Keane loves this blush veil which comes in different lengths for the perfect fit.
This cathedral-length beaded veil is another Keane favorite for an “understated embellished veil to help make your look cohesive on the big day.”
Visible corsetry is a bridal trend we’ll see more of this year, and to go with it, opt for an equally striking yet delicate veil. “The corset corsets and sheer tulle highlight the bride’s figure, lending a sophisticated sexy edge while paying homage to the silhouette of a traditional wedding dress,” Keane explains. “Similar to pairing a lightly embellished veil with an embellished dress, I recommend a slightly embroidered veil like this Amsale Danielle cathedral veil to complete your look.
“For many post-pandemic brides, the simple ‘little white dress’ is replacing the ball gown, allowing brides to get creative and have fun when choosing their veil and hair accessories,” shares Keane. “Whether your shorter hemline is ankle-length or mini, I love pairing that more informal look with a statement veil: something printed, hand-painted or this veil embellished with spectacular 3D flowers from Blossom Veils.”
With sustainability becoming a major factor in wedding planning, brides and guests are looking for more eco-friendly designs and vintage pieces when it comes to their looks. Keane says birdcage veils, like this pretty bow-adorned option from Untamed Petals, are a great option for capturing that vintage-inspired look.
“Ballet-inspired details in the form of bows, layers of blush tulle and voluminous strapless ballgowns dominated the bridal runways for 2022, which I can only imagine was a direct response to nearly two years of hibernation for all of us,” Keane said. “Simple tiaras like this Dareth Colburn option pair beautifully with this ballet-inspired trend.”
Keane notes that when choosing a tiara, the accessory shouldn’t compete with your dress. “Remember, less really is more when it comes to choosing a tiara,” she says. “You want it to complement your dress, not distract from it.” This stunning piece would go well with a dress with simple lines and minimal embellishments.
“If you’re wearing a print, whether it’s a trendy vintage-style botanical print or hand-painted flowers, I recommend pulling a color from the print and getting a quilted one. headband in that shade, like this blush velvet option from Free People,” says Keane.
Keane also loves this braided velvet headband from Kendra Scott, to “give another texture to your outfit.”
Headbands can even act as an extension of bridal jewelry, as this celebrity hairstylist favorite shows Olivia Halpin. “I love this headband for its subtle yet assertive sparkle with the Swarovski crystal and pearl tassels,” she says.
High necklines are becoming a popular silhouette among brides and guests. Keane suggests grabbing the attention even higher with a stunning headband like this one with jewelry from Jennifer Behr, which comes in three colors.
For a pop of color and a touch of sparkle, this padded headband has an almost tiara-like silhouette that would still be appropriate for a guest.
A timeless wedding trend, vintage-inspired pieces bring character and charm. “It’s a great excuse to loot your heirlooms or shop for vintage-inspired hair accessories,” says Keane. She loves the emerald and pearl version of this headband (which also comes in turquoise and pearl or black and pearl) because it could easily pass for a vintage hairpiece.
A beaded headband is a versatile option that can be matched with a number of wedding trends. Keane particularly likes this affordable Asos to pair with the puff sleeve trend.
– “For a little drama, try this lined headband,” says Halpin. “I also love this look for a bridal shower because it’s a bit more ethereal, but definitely a statement piece.”
Adding a festive and colorful touch, this Lele Sadoughi headband features multicolored jewels to keep your hairstyle sparkling.
Wedding Hair Clips, Barrettes & Bows
The taboo of wearing black to a wedding is officially outdated, and even brides are embracing it. “Touches of black were a trend that was seen a lot at the 2022 bridal shows in the form of bows, sashes, floral appliques and ribbons,” says Keane. This simple velvet bow is perfect for a bride or guest looking to add a classic yet fashionable detail to her ensemble.
For brides or guests, “this barrette is a great investment that you can incorporate into many looks and wear it with different hairstyles – half up, placed in a bun or combing one side of your hair as worn by the model suggests Keane.
“Clips and barrettes are a great way to add interest to your hairstyle, especially if you’re not good at doing your own hair,” says Halpin. “I love these celestial-inspired hairpins from Jennifer Behr for brides and guests. Try adding them in your hair after your ceremony as a fun style change for the reception!
“For brides who want a more impactful wedding look, the ’90s trend is a perfect choice for your rehearsal dinner,” says Keane. “Pair your simple dress with a few pearl hairpins from Dareth Colburn.”
A claw clip that coordinates with your wedding outfit is a simple yet elegant option. “I’m currently obsessed with these claw clips from Margot Market,” says Halpin. “There are a ton of ways to style your hair with a claw clip, and I especially love them for the upcoming summer months when I want to wear my hair without the damage of a ponytail elastic.”
Likewise, this freshwater pearl barrette gives an organic feel that will work beautifully with a vintage-inspired bridal or guest look.
A glamorous addition to a summer wedding guest’s look, Keane also thinks this barrette would make a fun statement for a bride. “Add this textured Jennifer Behr bow to the top of your veil for an unexpected detail you can wear again after your wedding,” she says.