FFR Reader Survey: Are real-life tiaras tacky? (Please say no.)

As you know if you follow us on Instagram, we recently spent one glorious drool-worthy day at the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show. One day, my friends, is NOT LONG ENOUGH. We basically cried our way through the aisles because we didn't have enough time to lovingly stroke every single retro cocktail ring, Victorian gemstone charm necklace or cameo brooch. Pure torture, we assure you. But we did get to see some old friends, like Excalibur Jewelry, and some new friends, like the lovely Lenore Dailey. And you know what else we keep seeing around? Tiaras. Not really the greatest segue, but we have tiaras on the brain. Like this one:

Verdura designed this tiara in 1957 for Betsey Cushing Whitney and drew on Native American culture for inspiration. It's heaven. 

Verdura designed this tiara in 1957 for Betsey Cushing Whitney and drew on Native American culture for inspiration. It's heaven. 

We're not totally sure when it's appropriate to wear a tiara in real life, but we really, really want to figure it out. Like, yeah, people wear them when they get married, but that's not often enough for us. And we don't think we're becoming Princesses any time soon. So we throw it out to you, dear FFR readers – are modern day tiara-wearers (who aren't on the Met Ball red carpet) tacky? Or do you too, like us, want to wear bejeweled headpieces pretty much every day of the year even though you're just a regular old layperson? 

Either way, let's take a look at some of FFR's favorite tiaras throughout history. Which floats your boat? And would you bust it out at a cocktail party? HELP US FIGURE IT OUT! (And if you have one, please lend us a tiara. Kthx.)

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