Mother of the Bride Hats
It is always exciting to have a formal occasion when you have to wear a hat, but finding the perfect hat can be quite tricky! Here we have put together some advice for the mother of the bride who is searching for that perfect accessory!
How to Start
As with any clothing decision, it’s important not to make a snap decision and buy the first thing you see! Plan ahead and browse around before you buy. You might not even decide to buy, as hiring a hat is also an excellent option. You should be open to exploring different types, colours and styles of hat, rather than be limited by a specific idea. It’s a good idea to see a milliner for advice on different approaches. But, at the end of the day, it’s about what you feel most comfortable in, so trust your instincts!
There are two key things to consider when buying a hat. First, there is the crown which is the part that covers the top of the head. Secondly, the brim, which protrudes from the base of the head. This is how milliners will describe the hats to you.
There are certain styles of hat that particularly suit different body types or looks. For example, if you have a fuller figure, then a full brimmed hat can be balancing and really flattering. On the other hand, if you are more slender then a full brimmed hat can be quite dwarfing. So, try different brim sizes on to find one which looks in proportion.
If you want to look taller, go for a taller crown and upturned brim. But, if you want hide your height, go for a shorter crown and down turned brim. Best to try lots of hats on in a variety of different shapes, colours and sizes!
If hats are not working out, don’t worry! Why not try on a few fascinators and see if they work for you? It might be an elegant alternative to a hat that you feel more comfortable in. There is much more flexibility in fascinators and they come in a range of different colours and styles.
Traditionally, as the Mother of the Bride you have the power of deciding when every other women gets to take her hat off, but nowadays it is more relaxed. Sometimes hats are removed after the ceremony, but more commonly they are removed after the meal.
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