Trend Alert: Totally Tops!

Posted On: Friday, June 01, 2012


The Royal Portrait courtesy of  The Washington Post

Once upon a time in far away kingdom there was a royal wedding between Prince William and the beautiful Kate in an enchanted castle…. Okay, so perhaps it was only a year ago that all eyes were on these two lovebirds as they tied the knot. This was THE wedding of the year, and wedding trends in 2012 are continuing being influenced by this British soiree. For me, there was one thing that stuck in my mind (and no I’m not talking about Pippa). I am referring to the fabulous fascinators that the guests donned on their heads.

Courtesy of My Style

While there were many noteworthy moments, the hats that all the attendees wore managed to catch my eye. They ranged from wild and wacky to sweet and sophisticated. This English tradition is not something we are accustomed to here in the United States; however, this year brides everywhere are getting in on this millinery moment! They are branching out and taking risks with their wedding day style. Some brides are wearing veils for the walk down the aisle, and then switching to jeweled combs or headpieces for the reception. Other less traditional brides are ditching the veil all together. In fact, a veil is no longer the norm for the modern woman. This is also a wonderful way for a bride to express her individuality on this special day. Besides it is ALL about the bride….RIGHT?!   Check out some of these trendy toppers below to find a style that suits your personality!

The Lady-Like Bride

Birdcage Veils by Tiger Lilly and Tessa Kim

If you are a dainty, lady-like bride, this one is for you. This option gives you a hint of tradition and a dose of elegance. Channel the ultimate lady, Jackie O, in one of my favorite looks, the birdcage veil!

The Whimsical Bride

Feather Bird Fascinator by Rachel Trevor Morgan

This kooky coif is only for the daring. If you are a bold bride who is ready to take a risk the feather fascinator is perfect. A ceiling grazing look like this will be sure to turn heads!

The True Brit Bride

Fascinator by Ruche

This fascinator is fit for a queen! If you admired the toppers worn by the Brits this style is spot on. This hat is quite the dishy look! Wear this and you could surely crash the next royal bash!

The Bohemian Bride

Bridal Headbands by Johanna Johnson and Posh Veils

A feather or jeweled head wrap is for the ultimate bohemian beauty. If you are a free spirited bride, this look is a must. The boho style for brides is huge this year and another one of my favorites!

The Simple Bride

Flower Pin By Tessa Kim

If you are a fuss free simple bride this is your go to look. Add a pop of color with a flower pin or bit of glitz with a jeweled comb tucked into a chignon. These looks are sophisticated and sweet just like you! You could even add one of these understated details to your hair after you wear a veil down the aisle.

Say I do to a finishing touch that fits your personality. Whether it’s a whimsical fascinator or a hip headdress, all eyes will be on you! In fact, your dashing groom will surely to go in for a second kiss just like Prince William!