Post # 17
I don’t thinjk calling threm “tacky and childish” is a good way to start off–lots of women do wear them. And a lot of it is a regional thing.
I had a headpiece–not a tiara. A regular tiara didn’t really look good with my hairstyle and was too up in my space. But if you want to wear one (a la audrey hepburn who is never tacky!) you can, just remember it should be a focal piece and downplay some other jewelry since it’s so blingy.
There are so many versions of what is considered a tiara nowadays I think you should just pick your dress then accessorize around it.
Post # 18
To be honest, I really don’t like them. I sort of cringe whenever I see a bride wearing one. They’re not necessarily “tacky” in my opinion, but maybe “dated.” What about a sparkly headband instead?
Post # 19
I agree with the rest of the gang, they are certainly not tack. In fact, right up to the day of purchasing my dress I assumed I’d wear one but as I started trying them on, I just preffered another look with my dress. It’s individual style and gown.
Post # 20
Thanks everyone! I think I might look for a nice headband instead as some of you suggested. That way I still get the sparkle but am not over-doing it. I’ll keep you updated!
Post # 21
I think that it depends. You can certainly find tiaras that go over the top and rival the crowns of British royalty, but I also think that they have some that are understated and that look elegant (especially if they match the detailing on your dress). As long as it isn’t too flashy or gaudy, they are beautiful. You should definitely feel like a princess on your special day and if a nice tiara makes you feel that way, go for it 🙂
Post # 22
I agree w/other posters. I am not a fan of the word tacky. It’s a matter of personal preference imho.
And it also happens to not be my preference. Tiaras seemed imho to be something we saw more of about five years ago. And as we are all aware of, things float back into and out of style all the time.
Post # 23
I also wouldnt use the word “tacky” because every bride does what is right for her, but there is something that bothers me about the look when considering it for myself. I think it is obviously one thing if you are actual royalty, but if you aren’t I guess it seems like one is trying a little too hard to be something they aren’t (ie royalty) which I guess bothers me because I don’t want to be anyone else but me!
I am actually wearing a big ball gown, which I guess one could call a “princess” dress, though that is not the look I’m going for, and I’m considering either weaving some diamond jewelry of my mothers in my hair (fake would obviously work too) or using flowers in my hair. There are so many gorgeous flowers in different colors and shapes that can compliment any type of dress. I think flowers often look really elegant and can still frame your face or veil much like a tiara would. Just some other options, if you are interested! Ultimately, you should do what makes YOU happy, not anyone else 🙂
Post # 24
I also thought that I wanted a princess tiara but now as it gets closer I am leaning more towards a headpiece instead which I have tried on and still makes me feel like a princess!
Post # 25
I love some of the beaded headbands and jewelled flowers that I see nowdays. As for me, the jewelled flower is going to be my thing! I don’t want a veil, but do want a touch of glamour.
Post # 26
I’m not a fan. Like another bee said, in Roman Holiday Audrey (we’re on a first name basis ) was an actual princess. Maybe scale it down a bit? David’s Bridal has a TON of great head-wear. Some are a bit on the expensive side, but other’s aren’t. Here is the link to them. Have you thought about possibly just a headband rather than a tiara?
Post # 27
Personally I don’t like the tiara/headpiece trend…it’s one of those things that make me think brides try too hard to be a “princess” on their wedding day through appearances, rather than letting their joy shine out naturally at being married. I want to be myself when I’m married…besides, I’m a princess every day! 😛 I’d take flowers over sparkly headpieces any day.
As for you, do whatever you please!
Post # 28
Ok so I have taken everyones comments under consideration and I agree…this tiara is a bit much. Maybe something like this tiara from Davids Bridal would be better. Add a bit of sparkle but not over the top. Thanks thisismeAXid for the link!
Thank you everyone who has given me their advice. I really appreciate the honesty!
Post # 29
I personally think most tiaras look tacky, but I am a firm believer that if you feel beautiful and special in it, then go for it! Who cares what anyone thinks?
There are great tiara alternatives though – like the headband idea and also great sparkly hair clips and hair jewelry. Also my SIL had a really cool tiara that was a cross between a headband and tiara – very low and more like a ‘band’.
I think you should wear what you want!
Post # 30
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I agree with everyone else that I think “tacky” is a little too harsh (I voted neither). Personally, I’m not a huge fan of the full-on tiaras, but I love the headband-like ones (actually just ilke the one you just posted).
I have a friend wearing a headband-style tiara, very similar to the one above, but she’s wearing it like she would wear a tiara, not like a headband. Kind of hard to explain, but I think it’s gorgeous and very elegant – not at all tacky!
Post # 31
The word tacky sucks, such bad karma.
I personally don’t like them for me, but I see them very often down here, I agree that it is a regional thing. Also I think they were more trendy a few years ago, I see less of them these days.