Diverging slightly from last year’s trend of wraparound headbands, a headpiece is usually made from a light metal and will encompass design elements like a jewel over the forehead or a loose chain connecting the front to the back.
To gather inspiration and get an idea of where this style comes from originally, look into old photographs of Philip Treacy’s designs, and paintings from the Renaissance period, since women wore similar headpieces during that time. Classic movies such as Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor, while obviously from a completely different time period, utilize the same elements in their headpieces. Remember that when rocking a headwear trend, choose the style that best suits not only your personal favorite style elements, but also one that works with your face shape, hair color, and complexion. Below are some of Joonbug’s favorite picks for the medieval headpiece.
CasstronautMeder on Etsy offers custom-made headpieces in a variety of styles.
Garage Gypsy Jewelry puts a modern spin on the trend.
Medieval Bridal Fashions is a different yethighly authentic way to go when selecting your headpiece.