Face framers – Bridal headpieces to flatter your face shape and bridal hairstyles
A common question we get from brides is, ‘will this wedding headpiece suit my face shape?’. And the answer is, a lot of it depends on your face shape and hairstyle! There’s a headpiece to suit every face shape, from the popular wedding crowns to the more traditional wedding combs.
It’s all about accentuating your finer features, while drawing attention away from the areas you don’t want to focus on.
Wedding hairstyles help to provide volume and height if you need it. Think tousled waves or messy up-dos. Or a sleek, modern affair with a dramatic side-part can create shape while minimising height.
Consider the tips below and find the perfect bridal headpiece that will flatter you from every angle.
Mirror, mirror on the wall: Framing your face shape
Most people fall into the following face shapes – oval, heart, round, long, square and triangle. Browse through our celebrity style icons to see what shape you are and the bridal headpieces that best suit you.
If your jaw is slightly narrower than your temples, then you’re an oval. Think Jessica Biel, Kate Middleton or Kylie Minogue. Ovals are one of the most versatile face shapes of all which means you can literally pull off any look from the modern french knot to long loose waves.
Finding a headpiece is relatively easy – most pieces and bridal hairstyles will suit your face shape.
Why not make a statement with an opulant crown? Or perhaps you’re a modern romantic and a traditional bridal comb, will show off your look to perfection.
We’re all a little jealous, because you can wear any and every wedding veil!
A heart shaped face is one that is wider at the temples and hairline, with the focal point at your chin. Katie Holmes, Miranda Kerr and Reese Witherspoon are perfect examples of heart shaped faces.
A bridal headpiece for a heart should draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones.
Position the piece above your ear or along your hairline. If you have a fringe, position the piece near your temple to accentuate your cheekbones.
Halos and traditional headbands are just made for hearts, while a veil secured at the back will avoid adding unnecessary volume at your temples.
A round shape is full with a rounded chin and hair-line as seen with Kirsten Dunst and Cameron Diaz.
If you’re a round, your goal is to create less volume around the face by finding a bridal headpiece that will help make your face look longer.
Avoid a piece with too much fullness at the sides – so a large flower behind your ear probably isn’t the best option. Instead, a wide headband or a rhinestone comb positioned to the side can soften the lines and will draw attention to your eyes. If you have a petite round face, choose a thinner headband or a crown.
A mantilla-style veil with its soft, elegant lace perfectly framing the round face, will lengthen it while drawing attention towards your eyes.
Inspired by the antiquity of yesteryear and the beauty of wild roses, this headpiece is bold, romantic with a touch of bohemian luxe.
If the length of your face is around twice the width, then you’re long or oblong. Sarah Jessica Parker and Gisele Bundchen are excellent examples.
The perfect headpiece for you is one that doesn’t lengthen the face but instead adds width.
The perfect way to add width and draw attention to your gorgeous cheekbones is with a headpiece that can be worn amongst loose waves.
If you love veils, find one that doesn’t add height to the top of your head but something that will add width around your face. We love birdcage-styled veils for longs because they add intrigue and mystery, while broadening your face. A veil draped simply over the entire face also work beautifully, as will a veil attached at the back.
A square face shape features a straight forehead and a straight line from the forehead to the jaw. Often this jaw is quite angular and is slightly wider than your temples and hairline.
If you’re looking for square faces in the celebrity world, look no further than Jennifer Aniston or Keira Knightley.
When looking for an accessory or bridal hairstyle, your goal is to play down your angular jaw. Team up a headpiece with tousled curls and a striking side part.
Choose a headpiece that you can wear near the temple to add length while creating a modern asymmetrical detail to soften the lines. Avoid anything near your ears or anything large directly up top.
Wide headbands are a perfect way to create a round line and balance out your face.
Squares, like longs, are made for birdcage veils. They draw attention to your temples while softening and rounding out your features overall.
A triangle face is one with a dominant jaw line that narrows at the cheekbone and temples (aka Victoria Beckham). You’re also very unique. A triangle face shape is actually quite rare!
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Your goal is the opposite of a heart shape – you are looking to narrow your chin and widen your forehead.
You will need a headpiece that you can wear near the temple to draw attention away from your chin. Instead focus on your eyes and forehead.
A veil, secured with a headband, will not only round out your features, it’ll add allure and grace to your overall look.
Don’t forget, if you aren’t sure, play it safe. Choose a wedding headpiece and wear it nestled into a bun at the back of your hair. Your guests will be admiring you as your walk down that aisle so don’t be afraid to add an extra point of interest from behind.
Contact a stylist
Love a certain bridal headpiece but not sure if it will work for you? Chat to our team, or have us design a custom made piece that flatters you and your dress from every angle.