What’s the history of tiaras?
In ancient Greece and Egypt, pharaohs, kings, and leaders wore gold headbands called diadems to show that they held positions of power. Over time the circular bands transformed into peaked headdresses, and in the late 1700s, they took their current form of gemstone adornments for women.
Who can wear a tiara, and when?
Tiaras have long marked social rank, but they’re not for every day. Royals typically reserve their tiaras for white-tie banquets and weddings.
And royal and non-royal brides wear tiaras—often paired with a veil—to show their status on the wedding day. For royals, the old custom was that you waited until you were married to wear a tiara. Maybe that’s why it’s common for brides to wear them at weddings!
How do you pick a tiara style?
Just like some dress silhouettes will flatter your figure more than others, certain wedding tiara shapes might work better with your face shape: A tall and pointy tiara elongates, while a more rounded style does the opposite.
Where do you position a wedding tiara on your head?
This changes with trends and hairstyles, so you might want to experiment with a couple different placements before your wedding.