Tiaras & Crowns webpicBridal Headdresses & Accessories
in Bristol, Somerset & Wiltshire

Short or long hair, worn upswept or down, the bridal tiara is the crowning glory for today s bride. Kaye Dunne, of Tiaras & Crowns in Portland, offers her own tips to brides: When you re choosing your tiara bear in mind that it should suit the shape of your face, your wedding hairstyle and the style of your gown. Diamante tiaras go with any colour of gown, while tiaras with pearls should match either your jewellery or your gown. If you have a round face, choose a tiara that has height or a peak. It will make your face appear longer & thinner.

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Brides with long faces can make them appear more oval by choosing a tiara with little or no height that extends over your head from one side to the other. A headband style looks perfect on oval faces, while a tiara with an exaggerated peak will make a full face look longer. And tiaras that are multi-height will draw attention away from a pointy chin. Visit the website at ww.tiarasandcrowns.com. Of course there are lots of other options for your headdress, from a glorious veiled hat to a huge silk orchid or from a simple pearl headband to a clutch of ostrich feathers, but the same rules apply. Make sure it matches the style of your dress and the shape of your face and consult your hairdresser about how you are going to fix it!


Simple or ornate, lace or tulle, long or short, it’s the veil that says: ‘This is the bride’. You may go into the bridal shop determined you’re not going to wear a veil, but just try one on – you may be surprised how you feel about it! Veils can be shoulder length, fingertip length or long and the general rule is that you can only have a long veil if your dress has a train.


Match the fabric of your shoes with the fabric of your gown and always take them along to a fitting. The length of your dress is totally dependent on the height of your heels. Comfort is vital – you’ll be standing for the better part of the day – and make sure you wear them in at home, remembering to score the soles so you don’t slip.


Well-fitting lingerie is essential under your bridal gown, so treat yourself to a proper fitting from a specialist. However tempting all those lovely lacy basques are, go for absolutely plain lines that fit like a second skin and won’t show under your dress. Again, wear your lingerie when you go for a dress fitting because it can dramatically alter your shape. And you can always invest in some sexy lingerie for the honeymoon!
A Final Tip?
Ask your Mum or chief bridesmaid to carry a spare pair of tights or stockings in case you ladder the first pair.


9a Camelot Centre, Wincanton BA9 9JB
Tel: 01963 824301
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tessastiaras.co.uk

Specialising in bespoke design, from your tiara and veil through to your flowergirl’s dress and the groom’s waistcoat.  Tiaras and hair accessories, including combs, vines, clips and pins: you are not restricted by colour or component with feathers, lace, Swarovski crystals and pearls, semi-precious gemstones, sequins or wirework all available.