20 Unique Ways to Wear a Hat on Your Wedding Day
It's not always fair to assume that fashion-obsessed brides-to-be always know what they're looking for when picking out their wedding dresses. They may be experts when it comes to designers, hemlines, necklines, fabrics, and embellishments, but sometimes too much knowledge makes settling on one gown difficult. Many stylish brides are often left to decide whether or not to go bold and fashion-forward or honor traditional styles when picking out their big-day ensembles—we understand that it's a hard compromise to make. That's why we're here to tell you that you can make a statement in other ways. Styling your bridal ensemble with a hat, for example, can bridge the gap between the classic and the contemporary—and just so happens to be a major wedding trend right now.
If the term "bridal hat" has you thinking of stuffy, royal-inspired fascinators, think again. There is a wide variety of fashion-forward options that go beyond that very specific look. Take this bride's white fedora from the San Diego Hat Company, for example. The simplicity of both her garment and hat are crucial to the cohesiveness of the overall look—this combination isn't an overpowering one. As a result, this bride was glowing during her destination wedding in Greece put on by Tie the Knot Santorini.
The bridal hat options are endless for those who feel like they need a little something extra to pull the look together. The best part? It's easy to choose a hat that fits your big-day theme. Bohemian, Western, and Southern-inspired designs are all worth considering. Factors like location and your overall décor aesthetic can also influence your choice of hat. If you think you might want to wear a hat on your own wedding day, take notes from the real brides ahead, who owned their looks, proving you can, too.
Blue Velvet Accents
Nontraditional and Classic
This is how you execute a look that's equal parts nontraditional and classic. This bride's inspired blush ensemble and burgundy floppy hat set the tone for her modern-meets-contemporary ceremony.
Angelic Beach Waves
Hairstylist Marilyn Nunez styled this boho bride's locks into soft, beachy waves that complemented her Panama hat.
Ball Gown Glow
Gravity Defying Details
Succulents and Cacti Touches
Simplistic Panama Cap
For this summer wedding, the bride chose a casual white Panama cap with black accents.
Boho Rustic Chic
This tan, short-rimmed, floppy hat with black detailing was a charming addition to the bride's boho, rustic ensemble.
Casual Beach Bride
This beachy bride wore a casual, tan gown by The Diamond Sea Bridal, which she styled with a black leather jacket and floppy hat.
Blue Panama Hat
Yes, a hat can serve as your something blue! At this rustic event, the bride chose a blue Panama hat.
To soften the look of this masculine hat from Modern Love Event, dried flowers were this bride's perfect finishing touch.