1. Classic pearl
For a twist on the modern, choose a barrette which reflects 1950s grown-up elegance. And, pearl-studded hair accessories, such as this one, can be used to highlight your favourite details on your gown and shoes.
2. Name it!
Personalise your barrette by asking a jeweller or artisan to create an accessory emblazoned with your new name - if you’re going to change it! It will also serve as a keepsake of the stunning day.
3. Leafy simplicity
They say no two leaves are the same, and, indeed, no two brides are either. Leaf jewellery is all the rage, with major stockists boasting a wide range of options. But, choose something a bit higher end for this purpose – and it can be used for keeps!
4. A vintage pin in soft strands
Think of your overall look when selecting the barrette you’ll be wearing on your big day. If you want a more structured look, you might want to go with a formal style, but for those who love the tousled feel, select a pin which recalls times gone by.
5. Art deco brilliance
The 1920s just never goes out of style, does it? And, art deco – the artistic movement which defined the era – just keeps on giving. These clips, with their diamante stones and angular shapes, will make you want to swing through the night.
6. Make it more than one
For a subtle, yet head-turning look, add more than one barrette to your hairstyle. Whether ensconced in pearls, or made out of tortoiseshell, you can pack a style punch by increasing the numbers.
Highlight the bounty Mother Nature provides by commissioning a personalised barrette formed from the blooms of your favourite florals. Especially beautiful when donned during a spring wedding, this style, nonetheless, works at any time of the year.