How to Wear Wedding Tiaras

Whether you want to look like a princess or just keep your hair in place elegantly, follow these steps

By Jonathan Croswell

Groom in tux, bride in tiara
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Many brides choose to wear a tiara on their wedding day, dressing themselves as a princess. Tiaras can romanticize the bride's look and evoke the image of a fairy-tale wedding. If not worn properly, though, tiaras can be problematic, slipping off and causing more trouble than they're worth. If you plan on wearing a tiara, do your research to make sure you avoid some of the pitfalls.

  • What You Need to Know
  • Consider your face shape and the way you will style your hair on your wedding day when choosing and positioning your tiara.

Step 1:

Select a tiara based on the shape of your face. If you want to elongate your face or make it appear thinner, select a thinner tiara with a peak at the top. Long or oval faces should opt for tiaras with little or no height.

Step 2:

Add texture to your hairstyle. This will give the tiara something to hold on to. Apply mousse and/or hairspray to damp hair to create texture.

Step 3:

Fit the tiara into your hair once the hair has dried, sliding it on at a 45-degree angle to your head. Make sure the front of the tiara is at the crown of your head.

Step 4:

Use bobby pins to hold the tiara in place. Clip them to the band, hiding them under layers of your hair, if possible.

  • Tips & Warnings
  • Use bobby pins that match your hair color to disguise them.
  • Don't try to make the tiara fit if you're uncomfortable--enlist a stylist to help you put it on.
  • Bring your tiara to your practice hairstyle appointment at least two week before the wedding, along with your makeup to get an idea of what you'll like like on your special day.

About the Author

Jonathan Croswell is a freelance writer who has worked on regional wedding publications.

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