There’s no doubt that tiaras are guaranteed to make you feel (and look) like a princess on your wedding day. Whether you opt for a full-on sparkly headpiece worthy of a true blooded queen, or you prefer a subtler design more akin to a bejeweled headband, rest assured there is a bridal tiara out there to suit your personal style.
Brides have worn tiaras during wedding ceremonies for many centuries to add elegance to their bridal suits. From the early 19th century, brides traditionally received tiaras as a gift from the future husband, or fathers, the day before the wedding.
When Elisabeth Taylor was asked what her favorite gift of all time was, she didn’t say the 33.19-carat Krupp Diamond given to her by Richard Burton. No. She quickly answered, “When my third husband Mike Todd gave me a tiara and said, ‘You are my queen and I think you should have a tiara.’” It wasn’t fashionable to wear tiaras then, but she wore it anyway. She was even known to wear it while swimming.
Can’t blame the girl.
These days, crowns - like tiaras - are something of a rarity, with most brides preferring daintier headpieces. The way bridal tiaras are worn has even changed. They now seem to be placed further back on the head, although experts would agree that wearing a tiara positioned in line with your face best shows off the jewels.
The tiara has had a colorful place in history, sitting atop the perfectly groomed hair of royals like the Queen of England, Princess Diana, and more recently Princess Kate. If you should desire to wear a tiara on your special day, then chin up, shoulders back, because you are royalty for the day.