who wore it best?

Lady Mary Crawley vs. Blair Waldorf 

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Both Lady Mary and Blair finally tied the knot during two highly anticipated episodes of their respective  shows and these lavish affairs had more in common than the average TV junkie may assume.  One involves British nobility while the other joins American royalty.  Both blushing brides are paired with grooms who are so perfectly polished that it should be illegal.  And even though one wedding takes place in the 1920s while the other is set in 2012, they both feature a strikingly similar garland encrusted headpiece that adds a glamorous final touch to both of their wedding styles.

So who wore it best?

Downton Abbey’s main character Lady Mary’s diamond embellished tiara is a family heirloom that her sister Lady Edith also rocks during her own wedding (even though this wedding isn’t as successful). This vintage headpiece was created by by royal jewelers Bentley & Skinnner  and helps carry Mary’s silver motif through with its dazzling 45-carats.

Blair officially became Mrs. Chuck Bass during the Gossip Girl series finale.  She successfully captivated fans in her detailed powder blue Elie Saab Couture gown and crystal-encrusted tiara.  The Park Avenue princess opted to go viel-less and showed off her Jennifer Behr  Swarovski masterpiece that retails for $1250. In an interview with InStyle.com, Behr says, “Think of headbands as jewelry for the hair and to select a piece that matches your style and just mix it in.”

This timeless headpiece worked flawlessly with both Lady Mary and Blairs wedding ensambles but that doesn’t mean you can’t be brave and explore other bold options!

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