July 17, 2012. Written by KarenConfetti
From high street to haute couture, everyone is going gaga over gorgeous Grecian style headbands – one of the most versatile hair accessories for brides, and an excellent alternative to a traditional tiara. They look gorgeous with almost every hair style, and are incredibly versatile for any budget!
Perfect for a laid-back romantic look, Grecian headbands are a huge trend this season. A style typical of boho babes such as Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller, these headbands compliment silk sheath wedding dresses, drop-waist Grecian styles, or draped a-lines. Wear hair loose and wispy to finish off the look, and for extra props, add a delicate art deco bracelet-to-ring in gold.
Bands on a budget
Images left to right: Diamonte stretch headband, £15, Asos | Spike crown headband, £8, Asos | Pearl stretch headband, £7, Asos
Images left to right: Pearl stretch headband, £8, Asos | Multi-chain headband, £10, Asos
Asos is great for purse-friendly online purchases. It’s hard to tell, but these headbands above are from just £7! We especially love the spike crown headband (top center) which is perfect for a rock-chic, and the multi-chain gold coin headband (bottom right) for its blinging Grecian style!
Images clockwise from left: Golden Whimsy Crown, £225, Twigs & Honey | $325 | $435
Twigs and Honey are famed all over the world for their stunningly elegant and unique headpieces. Their take on Grecian style (left) is their woodland-inspired Golden Whimsy Crown which features several gorgeous swags of genuine swarovski rhinestone crystals in clear and opaque white and hand sewn to faux bark covered wire and finished with silk ribbon ties. The two oversized rhinestone and lace headpieces are for those who are looking for something with more of an impact, but still in keeping with the boho feel of a headband.
Images left to right: Fanciful Fields halo, $150, BHLDN | Right: Treasure Hunter’s halo, $560, BHLDN
With a contemporary twist to Grecian style, BHLDN present these beautiful creations. If you have a bit more to spend, why not invest in a gorgeous piece such as the above? You can accessorise outfits with each of these statement pieces til the end of time. Fanciful Fields (left) mixes dainty crystal flowers and fluttering butterflies with glowing pearls and shining gold and brass. The piece is handmade in France by Cécile Boccara using polyester ribbon, Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, brass and gold filament.
For those searching for a dash of decadence, the Treaure Hunter’s halo (right) is perfect. A circlet made of bauble-tipped tassels with precious strands of filigree and fine chain and an intricate medallion make up this statement piece which uses Rhodium plated metal, Swarovski crystal, South Sea pearls, nickel, ivory and glass and is handmade in USA.
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