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Retro Wedding Hair Accessories: 10 Stunning Vintage Hairpieces

Planning a vintage wedding? Whether you want a sleek side part or to embrace your inner flower child, find the perfect hair accessory to match with our round-up for the best retro wedding hair accessories.

Every day is a good day for a throwback, even if it's not Thursday, and that includes your wedding day. If you're planning on your big day having vintage or retro aspects, then it's only right that you should look the part. Use your hairstyle as a nod to your favourite decade, whether it's with an Art Deco headband, a 50s birdcage veil or a voluminous veil that's worthy of the 80s. Whatever you might be wearing on the day, there's a hair accessory to match your chosen era. 

We’ve gathered our top 10 favourite retro wedding hair accessories that you can buy right now, including some from Irish boutiques to help you support local, so you can make your dream vintage-inspired wedding hairstyle a reality. Once you've picked your look, make an appointment with your wedding hairdresser to find the perfect style for a hairdo you'll love wearing, all day long.

1. Padded Headband with Pearl Detail in Cream - €12.99, ASOS Design

Model wearing padded ivory headband with pearl embellishments

What would the 60s have been without headbands? This striking hairband would look perfect with a beehive, while the pearl embellishments are perfect for such an important day. Pair it with a tea-length skirt and you'll have retro perfection in a heartbeat.

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2. Mauricia Birdcage Veil with Beaded Lace Motifs - €122.99, Joyce Jackson

Model wearing cheek-length birdcage veil with tulle netting and side combs

Exude 1940s glamour with this timeless birdcage veil. It'll allow your era-appropriate red lipstick to shine, and will look great on both long and short retro hairstyles.

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3. Morgan Comb - €135, Ivory & Co

Model with hair in low bun wearing embellished comb with jewelled band across her forehead

If you have a taste for vintage styles, then this double comb from Louth boutique Frilly Frocks is just the ticket. You can drape it over an updo, or wear it across your forehead for a retro vibe.

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4. Claddagh Lace Cap Veil - €150 - €310, Engaging Bridal

Model in white off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress wearing a white lace cap veil

Going for a 1920s style? This lace cap veil from Wicklow's Engaging Bridal boutique will instantly give your chosen dress a vintage feel, no matter what style you've gone for. Keep your hairstyle simple to let the veil do the talking. You can choose from different shades of ivory for the lace, and different lengths to better complement your dress.

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5. Blush Pink Dried Flower Crown - from €35, Etsy

Pink and yellow flower crown made with dried roses, baby's breath, wildflowers and lagurus and finished with a pink silk ribbon

Embrace your inner flower child and have the bohemian wedding of your dreams with this made-to-order dried wildflower crown. Pair it with loose waves or some braids for a retro festival-inspired look.

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6. Sarn Floral Embellished Bouffant Veil - €186.24, Joyce Jackson

Model in white strapless dress wearing two-tiered ivory wedding veil with flowers and crystals

Add some oomph to your bouffant with this 80s-inspired veil. This two-tiered headpiece is scattered with crystals that will sparkle in the light, and features sweet blossoms and crystal accents.

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7. Twenties Extravagance Hair Comb - €91.06, Glitzy Secrets

Go for Gatsby levels of decadence with this statement hair comb. Use it to dress up sleek curls or a deep side part. It's perfect for any roaring 20s-style celebrations.

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8. Bridal Hair Clip with Bow and Mesh Design in Ivory - €9.99, ASOS Design

Model with hair pulled back in white bow with mesh netting

Love the retro idea of a birdcage veil, but not sure it's for you? This hair clip features an ivory bow and mesh detailing, for a subtle nod to the trend. Plus, it doesn't get much more budget-friendly than this!

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9. Bambi Veil - €245.47, Twigs & Honey

Model wearing two-tiered tulle wedding veil with small satin bow

Your hair will look pretty as a picture with this retro-style wedding veil. The two-tiered style is a nod to the voluminous trend that was so popular in the 80s, and is tied together with a simple satin bow.

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10. Bridal Fur Felt Pillbox with Veil - €197, Be Chic Accessories

Model with updo wearing an ivory pillbox hat with small birdcage veil and swirl design

Embrace your inner Jackie O with this pillbox hat and birdcage veil. The design dates back to the 1930s but gained popularity in the 60s, so it'll work with ensembles from either decade. This stylish retro hair accessory features an elegant swirl design and birdcage netting, but the simple shape will look great with any wedding look. You can secure it with the built-in hair elastic and millinery comb to keep it in place easily.

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