Eckle's headpiece adventure continues

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Which option do you like best?
    Buy the brown hat : (8 votes)
    10 %
    Buy hat A : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Buy hat B : (28 votes)
    35 %
    Make design 1 : (23 votes)
    28 %
    Make design 2 : (11 votes)
    14 %
    Buy hat C (post 51) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Have you checked any vintage clothing shops in your area? 

    Post # 5
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Eckle:  I would make design 1. I love that idea. 

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper

    i don’t know, I still see vestiges of Amish bonnet or yarmulke in some of those hats. I think this dress in particular, which is lovely by the way, calls out for  something less heavy. 

    ETA I believe you edited your post after I wrote mine. Not meant to be insulting.  Sorry if you took it that way. 

    Post # 8
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Eckle:  wow that’s a great price. Good luck with making your hat. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Even in ivory, I don’t think the design you like is going to go with your dress. I would definitely buy one before I would attempt to make one — you don’t want to run the risk of something coming off as cheap or chintzy, and with the amount you’d spend on supplies, I don’t think you’d spend that much more buying one from Etsy. I like the style of the two hats you posted that you can afford best of all that you’ve posted — the other styles (either like a cap or a U-shape) will be hard to pull off and I don’t think will be nearly as flattering with both your dress and your face shape. I don’t know how much this would bother you, but some people are bothered when lace doesn’t match. I know it will be next to impossible to find a perfect match with your dress, but both hats have quite different lace than the lace on your dress.

    I don’t know if you care about my opinion or not, but I really think the most flattering accompaniment to your dress is going to be a single-layer, thin, tulle veil, on a comb, probably chapel length. It’s going to be a more dramatic, very beautiful look with your slightly vintage-style dress. A single layer of tulle won’t obscure the lace on the back of your dress, and even if you’re worried about that, the lace on the front and the shoulders will still be visible, and you won’t be wearing the veil at the reception so the whole dress will be visible. That style of veil would be super, super cheap, easy to match to your dress, easy to put on and take off, and would look stunning with your dress. I think finding a hat that is a good match is going to be much harder and the overall look and style will be very difficult to match to the dress you already have. That’s just my two cents.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve enjoyed your hat journey! Can’t wait to see the finished look. I voted for B!! 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Still looks like the girls on that TV show breaking Amish. I think the hat will ruin the look of the dress you love so much. Either do the headband or veil. Your veil will only be for the ceremony right? People will see the back of your dress at reception so why the fuss on “covering” it up for an hour or so?

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Buy hat B!

    Post # 15
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    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    What about a bird-cage veil?

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Eckle:  You’re not going to continue getting good advice if you give replies like that one, which reads totally snarky to me. I now see that this is your fifth thread on this subject, so I apologize for not reading through the pages and pages of your other threads. You asked for advice, I gave my opinion. It’s your wedding day, and obviously you should wear what you like and what makes you feel beautiful, but I’m going to be an objective observer and not blow smoke up your butt. Your dress is beautiful, but the majority of these hats you’re looking at don’t go with your dress. Good luck with your search.

    ETA: Thanks for editing your post. People are just trying to help you find the right headpiece.

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