21 Instagram-Worthy Bridal Headbands You'll Never Want to Take Off
In case you haven't noticed, statement headbands are having a moment right now. Stars like Hilary Duff and Kate Middleton have endorsed the trend, proving that the bold accessory is here to stay. If you're loving it too, you'll be happy to know that bridal headbands also exist, and it’s the perfect accessory to complete any wedding-related outfit—even your wedding dress. "A headband shines attention on the bride and frames her face," says designer Jennifer Behr. "It also creates a regal aura, and is the perfect confluence of tradition and modernity… A headband allows a bride to make her look totally her own. They can read a bit fashion-forward and modern, while still maintaining the tradition of wearing a bridal headpiece. We even love combining a headband with a veil for the wedding ceremony."
Not only does the accessory add an elegant touch, it serves as a way to personalize your wedding look. "Jewels and accessories elevate any outfit, and a headband is the ultimate accessory for your big day," says designer Lele Sadoughi. Wearing a headband can also help keep your hairstyle in place all day, from your ceremony to the after-after-party. Or, it can complete a bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner outfit. To make your bridal headband stand out, consider wearing it over a low bun or ponytail to let it shine. "A knotted headband looks very polished over sleek hair," Sadoughi advises. "A headband helps to keep it set all day."
For those who prefer relaxed hairstyles, Behr suggests allowing a headband to accent loose waves or a laid-back updo. "You can incorporate a headband into your look, regardless of which hairstyle you find most flattering," she says. "Headbands can definitely loan themselves to more 'undone' and romantic looks, or even different types of chignons."
If you're ready to shop, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up the best headbands on the market for your bridal fashion capsule. From pearl-embellished designs to woven gold accents, these wedding headpieces are perfect for your bachelorette, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and beyond. Below, find our favorite Instagram-worthy bridal headbands that you'll never want to take off. And if you find one (or two) that you absolutely love, you can buy it right on the spot.
If you loved Hilary Duff's wedding look, you're in luck. You can buy the exact pearl and crystal headband she wore when she said "I do" to Matthew Koma. The thin gold band will flex to comfortably fit your head, meaning you can wear this from the ceremony to the reception.
Jennifer Behr Ines gold-tone Swarovski pearl and crystal headband, $225, NET-A-PORTER.com
Preppy brides, this headband is for you. With a set of three pearl headband strands, you can create your own custom look. Wear one for a minimal touch, or layer all three for a statement bridal ensemble.
BHLDN Nueve headband set in Pearl, $68, BHLDN.com
You'll look effortlessly elegant in this pearl-embellished padded headband. The monochrome palette is ideal for brides who want to wear a headband on their wedding day.
BaubleBar Becca beaded headband in Pearl, $98, BaubleBar.com
Want to try this trend without breaking the bank? Consider getting a bridal headband at a lower price point. That way, you can make sure you absolutely love your accessory without spending a fortune. This double-row crystal piece is an absolutely showstopper, making it a great option for brides who want all eyes on them.
True Decadence double row crystal headband in Silver, $19, ASOS.com
If you're really going for the "wow" factor, you'll love this opulent knotted-pearl headband. Alternating rows of pearls and crystals come together to make one eye-catching bridal headband.
Jennifer Behr Villani headband, $525, BHLDN.com
If pearls and crystals aren't your thing, look for an edgier design like this piece from BaubleBar. The oversized twisted gold chain is just bold enough to make a statement. Wear it for a night out during your bachelorette trip to complete your look.
BaubleBar Cruz chain headband, $48, BaubleBar.com
This Lele Sadougi design features a velvet ivory fabric, which is embellished with crystals of various sizes. Your rehearsal dinner look just met its must-have accessory.
Lele Sadoughi Baudine headband in Ivory, $198, BHLDN.com
Perfect for the bride who loves statement accessories, this headband is a must for any wedding look. From the bachelorette to the morning-after brunch, this showstopper is a must-have for those who love pearls.
LPA Caroline headband in Gold, $88, Revolve.com
Minimalist brides, take note. This headband features a thin gold band surrounded by a gold twist, making it an ideal option for those who want to add an extra pop to any wedding-related outfit.
ASOS DESIGN headband in wire twist design in Gold Tone, $10, ASOS.com
Trendsetters, listen up. If you're not afraid to go bold with your wedding accessories, this Jennifer Behr headband is a must. The elevated Swarovski pearls will create a halo illusion above your hair, providing an unforgettable bridal look.
Jennifer Behr Primavera headband, $475, JenniferBehr.com
You'll be the star of the show with this shimmering headband (as you should be). The dense beading will ensure that your wedding headband catches and reflects all the light, making you look like a vision on your big day.
Shashi Pure headband in White, $58, Shopbop.com
It doesn't get more bridal than this. This ivory cotton twist design is covered in pearls, making it the quintessential must-have for headband-loving brides.
Lele Sadoughi woven pearl headband in Ivory, $150, LeleSadoughi.com
Yes, this beloved bridal retailer also sells wedding headbands. A fresh take on a flower crown, this 3-D tie headband from David's Bridal is a great option for boho brides who want a sparkly headpiece.
David's Bridal 3D flower ribbon-tie headband with pearls in Rose Gold, $130, DavidsBridal.com
Keep your locks out of your eyes with this gold, bubble-inspired headband. The string of alternating gold pieces is slightly reminiscent of champagne, so grab a flute and toast to married life with bubbly and a fun headband.
BaubleBar Pisa headband, $24, BaubleBar.com
Want to wear a flower crown and a headband? This option is the best of both worlds. Plus, with an affordable price tag, you can't beat it.
ASOS DESIGN headband with floral leaf design in Rose Gold Tone, $13, ASOS.com
The designer of Hilary Duff's wedding headband has plenty more bridal-approved designs. This simple padded headband is embellished with delicate Swarovski crystals, which will deliver just enough sparkle to your wedding look.
Jennifer Behr Brenda headband in Cream, $250, JenniferBehr.com
If you want to look like royalty on your wedding day, this is the headband for you. It doesn't get more regal than a dainty headband adorned with delicate crystals. We have a feeling Kate Middleton would approve of this elegant look.
David's Bridal thin headband with crystals and pearls, $100, DavidsBridal.com
Looking for something blue? We've got you. This periwinkle Lele Sadoughi headband is a must-have addition to your bridal capsule. Wear it to your bridal shower or rehearsal dinner as a trendy nod to tradition.
Lele Sadoughi x Stoney Clover Lane headband in Periwinkle, $49, StoneyCloverLane.com
Calling all edgy brides: Looking for alternative bridal headbands? Go for black instead of ivory or pastel. This black pearl headband is the perfect choice for brides who want to break with tradition when it comes to wedding fashion.
BaubleBar Annie pearl beaded headband in Black, $48, BaubleBar.com
Elegant and ethereal, this floral-inspired headpiece is a great option for nature-loving brides.
David's Bridal blooming marquise cut crystal crown head piece in Blush, $100, DavidsBridal.com
Looking for something blue on a budget? There's no need to spend a fortune on a trendy headpiece. This blue braided headband from ASOS is a stunning alternative, and it's under $15.
ASOS DESIGN padded braid headband in Sheer Baby Blue, $13, ASOS.com
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Updated March 2020