16 Gorgeous Wedding Hair Accessories For Every Type of Bride

From boho to glam to modern, there is a hair accessory out there for you.


After securing the wedding dress of your dreams, the next step is to decide on the hairstyle to complement the gown. Scouring the web will offer you a bevy of ideas from romantic chignons to tousled waves, but no matter what you choose, adding a beautiful hair accessory will immediately elevate and transform the ‘do into what reads as truly bridal, beautiful and special.

Your wedding day is the time to embrace embellishments and pull off the most alluring looks you’ve always wanted to try. Fortunately, there are a lot of options to choose from that’ll flawlessly finish off your glam. If you’re a modern bride who likes a minimalist aesthetic far from the sweet, structural headbands and geometric pins are unexpected, of-the-moment adornments on sleek tresses and cool-girl ponytails.

Seeking full-on statement? Search for head-turning pieces such as a crystal-encrusted floater, which will be exquisite next to a beaded dress, or a sparkly hair chain to evoke ‘20s glamour. Because let’s face it, there is never too much bling for the bride who loves all eyes on her.

A boho bride will probably prefer something less flashy for items more delicate and low-key. Think hair vines tangled amongst an undone braid, floral branch pins effortlessly placed in a messy bun and a vintage bud tiara worn over beachy waves. They all work as fantastic alternatives to the overdone flower crown when you don’t want to look like you’re heading to a music festival.

Even if you don’t end up donning a wedding hair accessory with your wedding dress, you can always sport it for your shower, bachelorette party or late engagement celebration for chic bridal flair. Here, shop our favorite selects of the most gorgeous wedding hair accessories for the perfect final touch for every type of bride.

The Glamorous Bride

Double takes will follow as you glide down the aisle thanks to a statement embellishment atop your head. A Swarovski crystal crown is utterly dreamy, while a pearl-bedecked headband with gold rope shaping reads otherworldly. Want to look like an old Hollywood starlet? A feather blusher or sparkly hair chain is glamorous nostalgia at its best.

Sara Gabriel

Lindsay hair chain, $197, Sara Gabriel

Lelet Ny

Aria pearl headband, $348, Lelet Ny

Debra Moreland

Rosaline headband, $1075, Debra Moreland available at BHLDN

The Princess Bride

Go big or go home right? Live out a real-life fairy tale moment à la Kate Middleton in a tiara. Traditional iterations are a solid choice such as crystal and marquise designs. If you desire something different and adventurous, we suggest a unique lace or beaded crown instead.


Lace crown, $50, KryleHeaddresses available at Etsy

David's Bridal

Crystal and pearl floral tiara, $130, David’s Bridal

Davie & Chiyo

Geneva crown, $152.52, Davie & Chiyo

White by Vera Wang

Marquise and solitaire spray tiara, $179.95, White by Vera Wang available at David’s Bridal

The Classic Bride

Simple, elegant chignons and buns are first choice, but you never want to appear boring. We recommend timeless barrettes and combs with the right amount of glitz and shine that are never too much or too little.

L. Erickson

Swarovski crystal barrette, $192, L. Erickson available at Nordstrom

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Luella Czech crystal & freshwater pearl clip, $170, Wedding Belles New York available at Nordstrom

Brides & Hairpins

Isadora crystal hair clip, $225, Brides & Hairpins available at Nordstrom

The Modern Bride

Cool, of-the-moment and never an obvious bride, a fashion-forward gal like you needs an accessory that’s unexpected, understated and ridiculously stylish. A structural art deco headband or a single oversized geometric pin looks freshly fierce on a sleek hairdo whether it’s up or down. A smooth, matte metal pin adds edge to a French twist, while a slide with dainty pearl-adorned chains falls beautifully along unfussy locks.

Sylvain Le Hen

Hairclip HC06 XL, $55, Sylvain Le Hen available at Need Supply

Jen Atkin x Chloe+Isabel

Metal bun pin, $36, Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel

Jennifer Behr

Gold-plated Swarovski pearl hair slide, $195, Jennifer Behr available at Net-A-Porter

Colette Malouf

Adele crown, $498, Colette Malouf

The Boho Bride

A free-spirited bride should reach for delicate, earthy-like designs complete with feminine details to suit the overall natural vibe. A twinkly flexible vine is a match made in heaven for braids. Gilded floral branch pins are also stunning as they peek out of purposeful entanglements. An unbridled gold leaf crown or antique floral tiara is a fantastic headdress for the bohemian.


1920s triple-band antique tiara, $215, Shop Gossamer

Hushed Commotion

Florence pins, $215, Hushed Commotion

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