posted on 26th Jul 2013
Your wedding outfit has been chosen along with matching shoes and handbag – the big question facing many of us attending a wedding is whether to complete our outfit with a hat or fascinator?
To help you decide I asked a leading milliner in a large department store for some advice. Do read on and check out the following rules and advice which I hope you will find helpful!
The hat, the crowning glory of your outfit. The hat choice we choose is not always straight forward, just choosing a hat in the matching colour will not work. You will need to take into account the shape of the your face, skin tone and your figure.
Fascinators can create a certain wow factor and complete your look without hiding your hairstyle.
Fascinators work best if you choose colours that contrast with your hair tone, so if you are dark, choose light or brighter colours. If you have fair hair, we would suggest going for a contrasting light colour or a deeper richer shade.
Top Tips For Wearing Fascinators
The mother of the groom should always choose a wedding hat smaller than the mother of the bride’s. This is a set rule across all social situations that dictates that guests should never out-shine their hosts. If you and your groom are hosting the wedding then the two Mums can opt for equally grand creations.
Make sure that your groom and groomsmen know their etiquette if they’re wearing top hats. As well as removing them when indoors, they should remove their hats whenever speaking to a lady – in particular their new mother-in-law. It’s a sign of respect that dates back generations.
The mother of the bride dictates when other ladies may remove their hats and fascinators. Until she removes her hat, other ladies are expected to leave theirs on.
Well I do hope that this little blog has been helpful in allowing you to choose – Hat or Fascinator. Happy shopping!
Alyson at St Audries Park