Hottest Trends in Bridal Headpieces for 2023

Hottest Trends in Bridal Headpieces for 2023

These are the hottest trends in bridal headpieces for 2023 and you’re going to love them! Bridal shows and Paris runways are flush with pearls & porcelain, vintage-inspired halos (hello 1960s!), headbands,Bridgerton, and royal tiaras.

Let’s start with pearls! Bridal pearls, always fashionable, are making a bigger splash this year.  You’ll find more of them, in more sizes and colors; they’re on tiaras and veils and other wedding accessories, especially bridal headbands; single pearls are tucked into braids and updos; dainty pearl combs and hairpins with sprays of beads and crystals complement pearl-studded wedding gowns and add a touch of sophistication.

Also new this year are the porcelain flowers appearing in wedding hairpieces. These white and ivory elements are carefully hand-made from clay, and shaped like roses, lilies, and other flowers. Their vintage-vibe is similar to the wax flowers worn by French brides in the early 1900s.

And vintage is BACK!  1920s’ flapper accessories, 1960-80s’ lace and pearl tiaras and bridal headbands are au-courant once more. (You can find these styles in old wedding pics.) Everything old is new again.

Whether it’s a simple line of crystal baguettes or frothy sprays of tulle and pears, headbands are everywhere. You see them very slim or very wide. They can appear in delicate lacey satin or in a geometric pattern of Swarovski crystals.  Bridal headbands are popular because they’re easy to wear and go well with most hairstyles—they can even be worn over a low-bun. Even those who are shy about wedding halos can find a headband style that adds the perfect finishing touch to her vision.

Bridgerton jewelry is everywhere now!  The Regency-era combs, feather-hairpins, and multi-colored tiaras have brides clamoring for look-a-likes. Bridgerton hair extravaganzas alone have brought updos to unseen levels (and tested the talents of hairstylists all over!).

The biggest surprise trend, also influenced byBridgerton, is the heightened demand for tiaras.   If they weren’t already popular with brides, prom-girls, quinces, and pageants, royalty has made them de-rigueur.  The Crown Netflix series has created a frenzy for tiaras– many thanks to Princesses Kate, Meghan, Beatrice, and Eugenie.  Tiaras come in every imaginable style. The most popular are made with Diamanté diamonds or Swarovski Austrian crystals and come in traditional, royal styles.  Still others are pearl-studded with ruby-red or sapphire-blue jewels.  There are tiaras, crowns, and wreaths for Disney Princesses, forest fairies, boho brides, or goth-girls.  Even King crowns for men have come into vogue. Tiaras bring excitement, no matter the occasion, and the choices are endless.

The best thing about the 2023 headpiece trends is surely the fun that goes with finding something wonderful and stylish that matches your theme, hairstyle, and gown on your very special day!

The Story Behind Crowned By Juliet

Nothing spikes my serotonin more than packaging delicate, sparkling, bridal hair accessories in velvet boxes and pouches for brides waiting to receive some wedding magic. If I could include real fairy dust in those packages I would— absolutely! 

I’m one of those people who spends hours choosing gifts and wrapping them with extra pretty baubles and ribbons and sparkles for every person I bestow them on—emphasis on sparkles.  I can remember the first birthday card I received with glitter on it. I think I slept with it that night.  

I have put these two loves together with a long education in fashion styles and haute couture, in costume history and accessories to create a business that I never tire of—wedding tiaras and headpieces.  I have been a designer and seamstress for theatre productions from Shakespeare to Disney. It’s thrilling to apply those talents to matching the whites, ivories, and blush-pinks of wedding gowns.   

If it’s an Empire gown that you’re wearing, I know what complements it– I can even suggest an Empire hairstyle, lol. There is sometimes a fine line between “stunning” and “over-the-top”, or between “perfect” and “clashing”.  Although everyone interprets that slightly differently, you want someone who knows where that line is drawn when you aren’t sure. I am that someone! 

When you love more than one or two pieces, I will send you pics of all of them side by side. I can show you similar ones that you haven’t noticed, suggest styles that make a good match with your gown and theme, or even suggest a customization. Just message me!  

I love the wedding industry.  I’ve been to many bridal shows and have enjoyed every single thing about them.  First—may I say that the (primarily) women in this business are almost always warm and kind and helpful.  We love what we do!  We love making brides glow a little brighter and walk a little lighter on their wedding day.  It’s important for us to get it right and  know that we’ve been a part of your most romantic day.   

Secondly—I enjoy the privilege of meeting my brides in person. I spend every moment of a bridal show fastening tiaras and headpieces on smiling women, helping them imagine hairstyles, providing advice on buns and hair extensions, and holding up mirrors to see all sides of an accessory.  There’s a lot of sparkle on display at a bridal show and that right there makes me happy too.  

It isn’t always easy, getting it right, but every problem provides me with more experience and knowledge that makes it easier for brides with what they need and want. 

I do have other clients, of course.  There are the crowns for birthday princess parties, anniversary and Valentine’s gifts, pageant tiaras, king crowns for him, and even proms and Sweet Sixteens.  The variety is amazing and interesting and I hope to keep growing every year- both as a business and as a person.