More than a headband - The rich history of bridal accessories.

More than a headband - The rich history of bridal accessories.

More than a humble accessory, bridal headbands can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome where they were originally worn as a symbol of status by the nobility, and were often adorned with precious gems and intricately crafted metals. As time passed, the style and meaning of headbands has evolved, yet they have remained a beloved wedding accessory for many brides, regardless of their wedding style.

In medieval times, bridal headbands were often made of flowers and herbs, and were worn to symbolise purity and fertility. Some fashion historians say the headband was also thought to ward off evil spirits and protect the bride on her wedding day.

During the Renaissance, bridal headbands became more elaborate, featuring intricate beading and embroidery. A style that has remained a favourite with the romantic and whimsical bride to this day.

Moving through the Victorian era, the headband emerged in the form of a delicate tiara, made of gemstones, mostly diamonds. These tiaras were often passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms, and were worn as a symbol of family wealth and status. Over time, the symbolic nature of the tiara may have faded, but it has remained a firm favourite with traditional brides.

Today, bridal headbands are more versatile than ever before. From delicate minimalist silk headbands to intricate beaded designs, there is a headband to suit every bride's style and personality. 

If you're considering incorporating a bridal headband into your wedding day look, whether to ward off evil spirits, celebrate your family traditions or to just wear something pretty, you can find anything that expresses you.

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