Wedding Veils and Headpieces | How to create the layered look
One of our favourite wedding trends for 2017 is the layered bridal comb and wedding veil look. It’s a modern take on the traditional bridal comb or hair pins nestled into the side of the bun.
The bridal comb is a great option for brides wanting to add a little something to their hair. They are subtle in their beauty, while completing your look – whether its boho, vintage, luxe, or understated glamour.
How to layer your bridal comb and wedding veil
When this look is styled correctly, it is simply breath-taking. The key is to really nestle your wedding comb into your veil so its seems the separate pieces are one.
Here are our tips on creating the picture perfect bridal comb and wedding veil, layered look.
It’s all about the proportions
When choosing your bridal comb, consider its proportion to your veil. The body of your bridal comb should be a little wider than the width of your veil comb.
Are you wearing a veil with a blusher, one that gathers at the comb giving a fuller look? A too delicate headpiece will be lost, with the material swamping the finer features. Consider a slightly larger bridal comb. Your headpiece should sit flush with your veil, ideally overlapping it.
Choose headpieces constructed using split combs
When styling your wedding comb and veil, make sure you take into account how they’re constructed. If you have two central combs, while it’s possible to layer them one of top of the other, it may be more of a headache – literally – than it’s worth.
Look for headpieces designed around a split comb system. Ensure the split combs are wide enough to sit either side of the veil comb.
Images: Bespoke headpiece inspire by JASMINE and WILD WILLOWS bridal comb | Custom headpiece of OPHELIA hair comb and WYNTER veil
You need a strong base to support your look
The more combs you have in your hair, the greater the base that is needed to support them. We suggest this look is best suited for an updo, but a half-up half-down hairstyle can be achieved using a few simple techniques to secure those metal hair combs.
Sometimes you just love a particular headpiece, but it’s either too small for your veil or set on a central comb. The good news is, we are here to help. All our pieces can be customised. Chat to our team today on how we can help you create your ultimate bridal look.