There are some brides who wouldn't dream of walking down the aisle wearing a headpiece and veil. They want something that defines their personality with style and just a hint of flirtation. For them, only a hat will do. When a bride wears a hat, it's unconventional and a little more surprising than the typical headpiece and veil. They can be dramatic, romantic, whimsical, or traditional -- and not in a stuffy way. In fact, hats have been the preference of some of the world's most fashionable brides.
To find the perfect one for you, consider the following: the shape of your face, the proportions of your body and of your dress, and the style of your event. It is vital that your hat be in proportion to your body and your outfit. A short bride wearing a tea dress will look lovely in a romantic picture hat, but the hat must not be oversize or she'll look like an enormous mushroom.
You can still maintain your natural look, but if you are not used to wearing hats, it’s a good idea to know your face, and the shape of the hat that will turn heads. So, here is how to ensure a perfect fit on your wedding day:
Oblong Face: Naturally this face looks longer and not wide. Go for a carved rounded brim style to give emphasis to the width of you face.
Oval Face: Wear a hat with a large size brim to achieve that flattering look.
Round Face: A hat with a short brim is just perfect for you. Try angular styles that contrast with the roundness to achieve a narrower and longer look.
It’s very important that what you wear goes with the dress. So if you are wearing something which is a little bit more tailored obviously a hat is probably going to be better than a full-on veil. A bride wearing a slip dress, on the other hand, should choose a hat with some width to balance her gown. A hat's color and fabric needn't match a dress perfectly, but they should complement it. For harmony, you can trim a hat with a detail from your hem or sleeve. No matter which type of hat you choose, it must fit your head comfortably.
Once you have settled on a few choices, arrange to try the hats on with your bridal attire. Do not let the hat take over you, you should take over and wear it confidently.
After knowing what will make your wedding day credible, choose your gown, decide on a hairstyle, and go hat hunting!