*We've covered pre-wedding parties, daring bridal gowns, and must-bookmark beauty looks — now, it's time to take a look at some New York Fashion Week's most standout accessories. From the front row to backstage, our Fashion Director Elle Strauss has been on the hunt for big-day style inspiration and essentials. A major winner on her list? The heavy metal hair accessories that were part Grecian goddess and part dainty royal. Read more about this feminine, inventive, and, of course, super fashionable way to wear your hair on your wedding day, below. *
Rodarte, one of the shows I most look forward to during New York Fashion Week, always strikes the perfect note between whimsy and rock and roll (It's like fairytale without being too precious — totally genius!). For Spring 2016, that translated into 1970s and 80s-inspired confections with layers of lace, intricate beading, and breathtaking embroidery. The surprising bridal takeaway from this parade of stunners? The hair accessories.
Gold and silver floral barrettes were pinned atop the models' softly waved hair, creating an eye-catching, unique, and elevated headpiece (think of it as a cooler, higher brow way to achieve the look of a flower crown). "I like that they look like they're part of a crown, without being a full crown," hairstylist Odile Gilbert told Vogue of the look these metallic pieces convey. Paired with monochromatic, pared-down makeup, the gold and silver rosette-dotted barrettes helped achieve a magical bohemian aesthetic. And, worn with a simple, classic gown, they could just as easily add a Rodarte-esque dash of whimsy to your own wedding-day look.