Post # 1
Hello Ladies- My little sister is currently battling cancer and the treatment has certainly had it’s effects and she has now lost all her hair. It has only been a month or so since she lost her hair. She usually wears hats anytime she leaves the house because she’s just more comfortable that way. She’s decided that she doesn’t want to deal with a wig. My wedding is August 10th and outside. We’re trying to brainstorm some ideas for her. Anybody have pictures? We’ve both google searched endlessly with no luck. Any inspiration would be helpful… maybe a head wrap, or a head band with a flower or a hat suitable to wear with the dress. They will be wearing a light turquoise, chiffon, one shoulder dress if that is helpful. Thanks!
Post # 3
What about a scarve/wrap to either match the dress or match her natural hair color? I’m so sorry your sister is going through this!
Honestly I don’t think it would look bad to have her head uncovered either!
Post # 4
Honestly you should start hitting up some of the more highend department stores, sense it is outside, they hat a ton of sun hats and the likes that work perfectly well with dresses. Your best be tho is to just start shopping around and find something ya’ll like.
Good luck, and sending well wishes her way!
Post # 5
@RosaK: Also, is there a reason why your sister would rather not wear a wig? Is it a comfort issue or just not being confident in finding a style she likes? I have seen a ton of really flattering (and surprisingly inexpensive) wigs these days!
Post # 6
@MissWitty: I agree that going completely uncovered would look just fine as well.
If she prefers hats to scarves, what about a really pretty church/British wedding type hat?
Post # 7
Sorry to hear your sister is dealing with cancer. My mom hated wigs because they are so hot and itchy so understandable she wouldn’t want to wear it for a summer wedding.
I suggest going to look for a cute scarf with her that matches the dress. Then just google different thinks like “how to wrap a head scarf”, “scarf wrapping techniques”, etc. We found a couple cute ones and eventually found one my mom used through most of her treatments.
Post # 8
I know this isn’t really what you asked but this bridesmaid on SMP is really rocking the bald look:
However your sister should do what makes her feel pretty! Keep in mind she might want to use fashion tape under the hat since outside could mean breezey!
Post # 9
@RosaK: Why not let her go bald. My very good friend of mine just started chemo and has lost all her hair. She just goes bald and she looks BEAUTIFUL. If she’s comfortable with it, let her and get her some big chunky colorful earrings
Post # 10
She could aways wear a headband with a flower or something. I also like the hats and scarves idea.
Also, sorry your sister is ill. I hope she gets better soon.
Post # 11
@RosaK: Is it an outdoor ceremony? She could wear one of those fancy yet floppy hats they wear to the Kentucky Derby and stuff like that. Not sure if that’s too over the top or fancy for your wedding but I think it could work really well for a garden or beach wedding. So glad for you that your sister can still participate in your wedding at this time of struggle in her life!
Also maybe a fascinator on a headband all in a color matching the bridesmaid dresses could be really pretty.
Post # 12
Thanks for all the ideas and thoughts! I’ll certainly share them with her. She’s very self-conscious. For a 20 year old who has always had thick, long hair everyone envied, it has been quite an adjustment for her. I think she looks beautiful regardless and would be totally fine if she just decided to leave it uncovered, but she would rather not. You ladies rock! 🙂
Post # 14
@RosaK: I am so sorry your sister is going through this. My mom recently went through it and lost most of her hair (side note, her straight hair grew back curly. It’s very weird.) And she rocked those scarves. She added sparkly feathery flowers too. I like the idea of a lovely headband, just make sure you guys have sun screen on hand. I also really love the 2nd hat from @HisMoon. That would be very lovely depending on your location and style. Good luck!
Post # 15
@RosaK: There are plenty of beautiful hats out there. Bald is a great choice ONLY if the wedding is indoors. It is very important that she protect the skin on her scalp from sun exposure. Also, a hat will help her stay warm which is important for a cancer patient. When white blood cell counts are low, she can be susceptible to catching numerous illnesses and you want her body to have an easy time fighting off such things. Thus, it’s important she limit any sort of unnecessary exposure to other people’s germs, the elements, etc.
Post # 16
I would do a fancy silk scarf
if you can afford it, it’d be an AWESOME moment to really splurge on an hermes type carré