It's the challenge that affects many a bride, choosing the accessories to match the dress. Pieces that not only will look beautiful on the day but will last well into the future, items that can be handed down, matched with day wear, evening wear, a memory of the day that will imbue other events, enliven them with the most glorious of memories. Which is why we've rounded up the ultimate hair pieces that can double up as glamorous headpieces with a little simple styling - taking you from aisle to dance floor (the nightclub variety) at the throw of a bouquet. 

 
Avant guard headpieces...
 
Jennifer Behr Crystal Diadem 
 
If you really want to make a statement, this glorious shimmering Thea Diadem headpiece will provoke gasps as you walk down the aisle. A symbol of sovereignty, this jewelled crown is a seriously regal addition to evening wear, and for a society wedding, the perfect alternative to a tiara. 
 
 

Subtle Accents... 
 
 Primrose Bobby PinPrimrose Bobby Pin on Khloe Kardashian

This Primrose Bobby Pin in crystal antique gold has a versatility that will bring an ethereal edge to the simplest of outfits. It's the rich autumnal hue of the aged gold that works so well for winter and well into spring. Contrast it against black for added sparkle as seen here on Khloe Kardashian.
 
 
Adding a Golden Glow...

Bridal-Accessories-Laurel-Leaf-BandeauKaty Perry Bridal Accessories

Perhaps one of the most delightfully versatile of headbands, this Grecian laurel leaf bandeaux will bring evening glamour to the fore. The perfect addition to black tie, or even white, its delicate curlicues and mythical, not to mention bohemian power will heighten your allure for years to come. 
 
 

Barrettes and Combs...
 
Jennifer Behr Aria BarretteJenny Packham Wonderland Mini Comb Set

Barrettes and combs are an excellent way to accentuate the up (or half up) do. This Aria Barrette from Jennifer Behr is unbelievably cutting edge with its cubic / abstract interpretation of leaves. Make a feature of it and attach to a gold chain, or clip it to the edge of a lapel for added chutzpah. You could even jazz up a handbag with it, the possibilities are endless. The Wonderland Mini Comb Set is also a flexible addition, wear one on its own or all three for a statement look both down the aisle and beyond.

 
Veils that don't conceal but accentuate...

Azore birdcage veil
 
This azore crystal band, an alternative to the veil is definitely the ticket if you want to eschew the traditional. Wear it again at that summer wedding where you're a guest rather than the bride. And if you get bored of the colour there are a myriad ways to jazz it up; dye it for example: black, grey (edgy) or a bejewelled colour, garnet or racing green for a hint of festive charm. If you're going for a registry do, its quiet elegance (perfect with shorter bridal dresses) will whisper rather than shout.


The pièce de résistance...

Stephen Jones Bountiful
 
And last but certainly not least this stunning headpiece by milliner Stephen Jones (it's no fascinator) is the perfect accompaniment not only to a bridal dress, but to a demure knee length suit for Ascot, a summer wedding attire or any formal event where a hat is a little too much and merely jewellery not enough. A romantic yet confident statement of intent for the guest who didn't catch the bouquet.