by Susanne Kathol, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Here come the forehead headbands. We're calling it the year of the headpiece as more and more brides are skipping the veil and turning to bridal forehead headpieces, also known as circlets, for a dramatic style that adds a hint of vintage glamour and rests closer to the hairline than traditional headbands. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has brides covered with cost effective do-it-yourself forehead headband design ideas, ready-to-wear wedding forehead headbands for under $10, and tips on customizing these head-turning accessories for extra meaningful style.
According to TheKnot.com, "Forehead headbands are one of the hottest wedding jewelry trends from fall 2017 bridal fashion week. Top wedding designers such as Francesca Miranda, Anne Barge and Claire Pettibone all featured bridal forehead bands in their shows and we're loving them because they hold hair back from the face, work well with strong make-up (dark lip, anyone?) and most importantly, create a regal vibe, no tiara necessary."
The right bridal forehead headpiece motif can add a touch of boho or a touch of glam--think floral crown or Art Deco-influenced jewels--to a wedding wardrobe, depending on the bride's wedding dress style. Wedding forehead headband hairstyles can be styled with loose, wavy hair or in a more modern and formal way with long sleek locks, chignon or bridal updo. There's a perfect bridal forehead headband for every style and every bride.
Classic or vintage lace wedding dresses lend themselves to smaller, more delicate forehead bands embellished with Swarovski® crystal pearls or beads, seed beads, lace or Swarovski crystal teardrops. The boho wedding trend is well suited to floral garland-style forehead bands with real or faux flowers, filigree jewelry components, cupchain, chain, gemstone chips and gemstone briolettes. Princess-inspired dresses are well complemented by larger statement forehead bands featuring Swarovski crystal fancy stones and gemstone cabochons for a dramatic look.
Add special meaning by turning a vintage necklace or brooch into a bridal forehead headpiece. Simply add a stretchy hairband to the back of a necklace to temporarily wear as a forehead headband for the big day. Convert old brooches or other small decorative pieces into a forehead headband by adhering to ribbon or a stretchy band/cord. Create lace wedding forehead bands by recycling an old lace dress onto a fabric headband. Brides can make multiple forehead headbands for bridal party gifts and to wear at the ceremony. Have flower girls and bridesmaids make their own at a bridal shower for an even more personalized accessory.
Short on time? Shop Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' selection of wedding forehead bands in the Everyday Jewelry™ line for great style, all under $10. These flexible and stretchable headbands feature chainmaille link, a fabric-look woven design, cupchain with clear glass rhinestones and multiple strands in a bright gold finish.