(Closed) Tiaras…tacky or fabulous?

posted 12 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear a tiara?

    Yes...so fabulous!

    No. It is tacky.

    My split personalities won't let me pick one answer...explanation to follow.

  • Post # 3
    2220 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would never call it tacky because a lot of brides do choose to wear tiaras, but I would never wear one. I prefer a more simple look 🙂

    Tiaras remind me of beauty pageants.

    Post # 4
    1387 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think tacky is the right word for it.  They’re definitely not my style… I have absolutely zero desire to be a princess for a day.  I think the Audrey Hepburn tiara is a bit TOO much, even for a wedding.  She was a real princess in Roman Holiday after all (that’s where this pic is from right?)!  To me, there is a BIG difference between being a bride, and being a princess.  That said, I think a smaller and less conspicuous tiara would work better.  Hope that wasn’t TOO honest!  Just giving my 2 cents!  🙂

    Post # 6
    3605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    its not my style but what style is your dress?  

    Post # 8
    517 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think you could pull it off, but honestly, I have personally seen too many people NOT pull it off in my opinion, so I voted tacky. would you wear a veil with it? I think a tiara and veil together might be part of what I dislike. If your dress is simple enough and you go without a veil, it would look more classy, I think. good luck!

    Post # 9
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    They’re cute, but not for me..

    Post # 10
    271 posts
    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t wear one only because it reminds me of being a “princess.” I have a very natural and simple style so a tiara would never fit well for me. Every bride I have seen that has worn a tiara, has always been way overdone with hair, makeup and “bling.” So, they give me a bad opinion based off of what I have seen. However, a small headband style tiara would be beautiful if you ask me…Simple and just the right touch. Good luck 🙂

    Post # 11
    28 posts
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I was adamant about not wearing a tiara.  However, I wanted something so that it’s not going to be just a plain veil on top of my head.  Perhaps  look into wearing some rhinestone/crystal hair ornament that is not in a shape of a full crown. Also, there are alot rhinestone headbands that look really pretty too.

    Post # 12
    3358 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wouldn’t say they are tacky.  they are just in poor taste, (in my opinion).  you can be “princess for a day” without taking it so literally.  doesn’t every bride feel like a prices on her day?

    I think tiaras should be limited to actual royalty, beauty queens, and little girls playing dress up.  Sorry, but that’s my honest opinion. To me tiaras on a bride always look forced and very juvenille.

    Post # 13
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I’m voting “neither.” I don’t think they are tacky (I’m sick of “tacky” as a descriptor for anything wedding-related!), but personally I don’t care for them at all–but I’m not into the whole princess-y thing on any level anyway. I wouldn’t judge someone for wearing one, and I think they can actually look nice in limited circumstances, but you wouldn’t catch me in one, ever!

    Post # 14
    719 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Tacky is too subjective to automatically pin on something.  I just think that a “crown-like” tiara seems more beauty pageant than bridal.  Modern interpretations on tiaras can be really classy…kinda like the rhinestone headpieces/headbands of Jennifer Behr or Regina B.  You get the glamourous look without the “I’m a Princess” message.

    Post # 15
    442 posts
    Helper bee

    I think every girl deserves to wear a tiara at some point in their life….I wore mine to prom, and again to work….hehee.

    I personally think that this particular tiara would be a bit too much, but agree with everyone else that you can still have a sparkly headpiece without going too far into “pageant queen” territory.

    Post # 16
    1652 posts
    Bumble bee

    Maybe I don’t fully understand the definition of tacky, but I think tacky (or in poor taste) is a way to describe if what someone is wearing is too revealing, flashy, takes away from the birde, etc.  But not simply because a bride wants to wear something for her wedding day, that someone else doesn’t think looks nice.   I guess I understand having an issue if someone wearing a tiara turns them into a bossy queeny for a day. 

    I think tiaras were a popular trend, but are now fading.  I do think that they are OK, if they are scaled down a bit.  IMO, the Audrey Hepburn one is a bit much.  But I think that it’s hard to begrudge a bride who wants some sparkle in her hair.

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