We have all seen the look of the traditional white wedding gown topped off with a flowing veil. It is beautiful, but let’s face it- it’s been done!
For the fashionista bride who wants to be a bit more uniquely memorable, hats are becoming a valid option. This look was featured in several 2013 bridal fashion shows, including Carolina Herrera’s.
This look is obviously one that needs to be planned carefully. Of course, the bride should select her dress first. A hat may be selected after taking subtle style cues from the dress’ color, fabric, texture, and style.
In the photo above, the strapless, ivory trench-style gown has an amazing presence, but topped with a traditional “French-revolution”- style straw hat accented with ivory flowers, it becomes a stylish masterpiece. The larger hat balances the look of the full skirt and creates a flawlessly fabulous bridal statement.
This look is equally enchanting. The sleek, form-fitting lace dress has a demure look, but topped with this accessory that is equal parts top hat, birdcage veil, and fascinator, the look becomes fanciful and whimsical. The hat completely transforms this bride’s look and attitude!
In this photo, a simple wedding suit is topped with a dramatic and extravagant straw hat accented with flowers. The look is big, bold, memorable.
Are you more of a “country girl?” A classy cowboy hat could easily top a simple A-line gown, long or tea-length. This look could be completed with…what else…western boots! If you attempt this look, be sure your dress has a bit of texture to adhere to the shabby-chic cowgirl look.
Hats are not an accessory to be afraid of on your wedding day. If a veil just does not seem right for you, look for a quirky topper to complete your look!