Wedding Hat Tips for Mother of the Bride

Few modern women, especially a young mother of the bride or groom, are used to any kind of formal headwear, particularly the styles which are expected at weddings such as a wide brimmed or pillbox hat.Fabulous formal hat in white and black - a stylish look for the mother of the bride



However unfamiliar you are with wearing a formal style of wedding hat or pillbox hat, you’ll find styles and shapes to suit all face shapes and hair lengths.


When going shopping for mother of the bride hats, make sure you choose a larger store where you will have a good range of styles to choose from, and remember to take a color swatch of your dress or outfit.


If your wedding budget allows, the place to get that special look is a milliner, who will be able to create or style a wedding hat that will work with your outfit. You can also find some one-off creations in smaller boutiques and shops.


Before you start, here’s some ideas & inspiration for mother of the bride hats:



If you’re unsure about how you’ll look, take a friend along and a digital camera – that way you can try on several styles, photograph them and then compare the photos at your leisure over a coffee.  


Once you’ve chosen & bought your wedding hat, you’ll want to chat with your hair stylist about how you can have your wedding hair styled to make the most of your hat while also looking great in the wedding photos.


Pillbox Hat & Fascinators


Some women may prefer to wear a smaller style of wedding hat, such as the fascinator or pillbox hat.  These tend to be suitable for the more petite woman, though the best thing is to try on a variety of pillbox hat styles to see which one suits you best.


The fascinator can be quite a dramatic headpiece, often being made from feathers, fabric, beads or flowers, attached to a headband. These come in a range of shades and colors and tend to cost less than more traditional wedding hat styles. They are appropriate for mother of the bride hats as well as for wedding guests.

 

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  1. Some women may suit or prefer to wear a smaller style of headwear, such as the fascinator or pillbox. These tend to be suitable for the more petite woman, though the best thing is to try on a variety of styles to see which you feels suits you best.

  2. Fascinators come in a range of shades and colors and tend to cost less than more traditional forms of head wear.

    These make a fabulous hair accessory and can be worn by both moms and wedding guests.

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