Whether you are the mother of the bride or groom, the bride herself or just a guest wanting to make a statement, here is our guide to wearing hats to a wedding. The points listed below are just a guide, but ultimately we would always suggest you wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.
1. Hat etiquette/positioning
Ladies hats are traditionally worn on the right as dictated by old etiquette where the lady would wear her hat on the right, while her gentleman partner would wear his sword to the left, balancing each other out. Of course nowadays hats can be worn on either side as we no longer follow this etiquette, but you will generally find any purchased hat will be made to be worn on the right or with the decoration on the right. If you would prefer a hat on the left this is perfectly acceptable and a milliner will happily make one for you.
2. Hat proportion
The hat size should be in proportion with the wearer. If you are petite, a pillbox hat or smaller brimmed hat will probably suit…
Hats and Headpieces for Race Season
Royal Ascot is fast approaching! One of the most well known race events is happening in just a couple of weeks, but there also many other races where it is a fun excuse to really dress up and impress.
Looking for that perfect unusual but elegant hat or headpiece to wear to a Day at the Races? We have lots of bespoke, one-off ladies hats and headpieces available to buy or hire in our shop, as well as top hats for the gentlemen.
If you can't find a hat to match your outfit out of the ones available at Adrienne Henry Millinery, we can design the perfect hat, headpiece, cocktail hat, saucer hat or fascinator to wear to any special occasion that will perfectly complement your outfit and style.
Our designs have adorned many ladies attending races and many gentlemen have bought their top hats from us to wear to Royal Ascot. Race and wedding season is our favourite time year when we can truly go wild with our imagination and designs.
Whilst we are still in the throws of a very cold spell I have been eagerly designing hats for our latest collection.
This hat is perfect to wear to a wedding, day at the races, Royal Ascot and many other special occasions.
The hat was designed to compliment both a simple, elegant or statement outfit. One of my favourite materials to incorporate in a hat is leather. This percher has a number of small dainty bows made from beautiful textured leather.