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Q. I want to wear a headband or fascinator on my big day, but I'm not sure what to look for. Do you have any suggestions?
A. Inna Walker says: Fashion is so inclusive and versatile. Brides-to-be have a wide choice of headpieces to choose from and are not limited to combs and small options. Keep things simple, make your dress or the fascinator the focal point to avoid any clashes and try to stick with one style. Needless to say, everything depends on the dress, style and colour you've chosen. Mermaid and trumpet gowns go well with both fascinators and headbands as long as they're matched appropriately. Figure-hugging dresses with open necks and shoulders would look good with a pillbox with floral elements, and tea-length or mini-dresses could even be paired with leathers or feather headbands. I'd be careful when it comes to ballgowns and avoid anything too heavy.
It's always best to have your headpiece custom made using the same fabric and elements as your dress. For a lace gown, opt for a fascinator that incorporates flowers and if you've gone for a satin or silk option include feathers but be careful not to overdo it.
In terms of face shapes, I'd wear a tall headband with vertical details if you have a round face to give some height to your overall look. Those of you with long faces should go for a fascinator or flat headband with detail on the side to give your face width and if you have a small face find something that looks in proportion.
All in all, try to choose items that match and supplement each other and ensure you really like them before buying.
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