In case you haven’t noticed, hats are in style. What’s more, cute wedding hats are all the rage. So if you’re thinking about topping off your wedding attire with a wedding hat this fall, you’ll want some ideas about which of these styles will look best on you.
From wide-brims to fascinators, your choice of hats also depends on the wedding’s dress code. Is it casual, outdoors, or, perhaps black-tie and upscale? You have lots of options, and all these wedding hats are fun to wear.
Wedding Hats: Dressy from Head to Toe
Sandar Matar from Headcase Hats has some excellent advice for picking cute wedding hats. She also talks about how to choose your perfect hat and why.
As it turns out, there are a few rules when it comes to when and where to wear certain hats.
Blocking out the sun’s rays
Matar says one thing to remember is that wide brims are meant to shade your eyes from the sun. So the time of day dictates how wide the brim. That means if you’re going to a casual outdoor fall wedding; you can wear that gorgeous wide-brimmed hat.
What’s more, if you want a sun hat for later, you might consider buying the hat you want and dressing it up with a fancy hat pin, or decoration that you DIY. That way you’ll get plenty of wear from your purchase.
On the other hand, if the wedding is an evening event, or indoors, you should choose a different style. Just remember, the later it is, the smaller the brim. When you’re inside, it’s closer quarters, and that big hat gets in the way.
Timeless and charming
A cloche is a sweet little hat that will remind you of the 1920s and 1930s. Think, The Great Gatsby and flappers. You can wear this adorable little hat day or night. Not only that, a cloche comes in a variety of materials and can be as plain or as fancy as you choose.
A cocktail hat is also a classic option. If you want to look elegant and stylish at a black-tie wedding, then a little cocktail hat with lace and pearls would be charming. You can match it to your outfit or wear an accent color; either way, you’ll be chic.
How to compliment your face
Jessi Ferretti is a fourth-generation hat expert. Her family owns Gorrin Bros. in San Francisco. Here, she offers some great advice about the kind of hats you should wear, based on the shape of your face.
Ferretti says a narrow hat with a longer brim and flat top works well for a round face. So if this is you, maybe try an elegant, narrow cocktail hat. For a longer face, she recommends a rounded top with a wide-brim to compliment the silhouette of a long face. Also if you wear it asymmetrical, it gives this hat a stylish 1970s vibe.
One more thing for a longer face, a wide flat top would be stunning as well. So if those fall weddings are indoors, or in the evening, you can opt for a glamorous cocktail hat.
For those of you that have a heart-shaped face, Ferretti says the cloche is going to look great on you. She says the bell shape accentuates the shape of your face and gives you that all-important timeless silhouette.
But wait; there’s more.
Wedding Hats Are Fascinating
Ever since the royal wedding, everyone is fascinated with the fascinator. These wedding hats are real show stoppers, and Essie Button shows us how to wear one type. What more, she also has a couple of hairstyles that would work with the other wedding hats we’ve seen.
Even though you’re wearing a hat, you can’t forget your hair. Whether you wear it in long tresses or pulled up and back, and top it with a cocktail hat or fascinator, your hair-style will make or break the look of your hat.
Button is wearing a smaller fascinator with a hair comb attached, so she uses dry shampoo and hairspray to give her hair some texture. That way the comb will have more hold. She also demonstrates that there’s more than one way to wear a fascinator; so don’t be afraid to experiment.
Fascinators come in all shapes and sizes. And although they don’t serve a purpose like keeping your eyes shaded from the sun, they are the ultimate fashion statement. If you want all eyes on you, then find a fascinator that you love and wear it proudly.
An array of wedding hats for inspiration
We all need a little inspiration sometimes, and these Nigel Rayment occasion hats should do the trick. You’ve already seen a sampling of the many choices you have with wedding hats. However, choosing a fascinator takes it over the top.
They come in all shapes and sizes and may have feathers, pearls, or giant flowers. There’s no end to the creativity of these wedding hats. But they aren’t for the timid.
So give these wedding hats some serious thought. You can have fun while you’re making your decision.
Where is the wedding you’re attending? If it’s outdoors, you may want to go for that big wide brim; especially if you have a long face. Of course, a cute little wedding hat in the shape of a cloche is a timeless choice for day or night. But be careful if you choose a fascinator, you might just steal the show.
Your Choice for Fall Weddings
Ultimately, there are a few things to consider when you’re picking out wedding hats. As long as you’re aware of the dress code, you can have a great time deciding which hat is for you. No matter what style you pick, make sure it’s something that you’re comfortable wearing, and you’ll be ready to celebrate this fall.
Do you have a favorite style for wedding hats? Are you wondering which hats would look best on you? Why not leave us a comment and let us know about your experiences wearing hats. We’d love to hear from you. You can also get in touch via email through our contact page.