Fashion staples from decades ago often return to the scene with a modern twist. Take the bridal hat. It wasn’t long ago that women wouldn’t leave the house without wearing the adored and respectable hat, choosing an appropriate hat for the occasion. Kate Middleton, royalty and other socialites have embraced the hat as a modern fashion accessory.
Brides can borrow some of the guidelines that apply to veils when it comes to selecting the perfect bridal hat. The simpler and more minimalist the gown, the more ornate hat you can wear — but an elaborate wedding gown calls for a simpler hat. Try on many hats for the right symmetry, but wait to pick the bridal hat until you are in front of the mirror with your wedding dress alterations complete. Today’s wedding hats are often adorned with feathers, flowers, beads, rhinestones, crystals, ribbons and birdcage veils, so your options are endless.
The key is to consider different style bridal hats for proportion and to achieve the perfect look on your wedding day. Chic bridal accessories such as gloves, pearls or vintage inspired jewelry double the impact. With bridal hats, it’s all about preference. But don’t be afraid to be the sophisticated bride on your wedding day.