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…
After several years of being asked to hire our hats we have finally decided to go ahead and offer this service.
All our hats are made for clients, we design according to their needs, choosing the right colour, hat shape and style of decoration but from early Spring onwards the shop is filled with our sample hats, it is these with a few extra we are going to offer for hiring.
At the moment we are working very hard in our small workshop creating new designs for Spring/Summer next year. As soon as they are complete we will be placing them on a new website and also on our current website: www.adriennehenrymillinery.co.uk .
Our hats are suitable for both 'Mother of the Bride', 'Mother of the Groom', A Day at the Races, Royal Ascot, weddings and many more special occasions.
Prices will start from £60 for a week. They will be available to hire in the shop in Reading and online.
The Great Gatsby inspired Maroon cloche - 1920s style
Autumn & Winter Hat
This is the second cloche in our La Parisienne collection.
Very similar to our last post but the cloche is in a different colour and slightly different in style.
Each of our cloches are bespoke, two are never quite the same.
Today we are working hard creating a new style for the next collection.
La Parisienne will be on our newly revamped website within the next couple of weeks; http://www.adriennehenrymillinery.co.uk
The Parisienne collection will be available to buy on line. Each hat will be made to order and in a variety of colours.
The cloches are also available to buy every Tuesday and Wednesday at The Apple Market, Covent Garden London. Many different cloches, headpieces and hats we make are available to buy here.