Should I wear a hat?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What should I wear?
    Veil (black or ivory) : (18 votes)
    14 %
    Birdcage (black or ivory) : (61 votes)
    46 %
    Hat #1 : (8 votes)
    6 %
    Hat #2 : (37 votes)
    28 %
    Hat #3 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Hat #4 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Hat #5 : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    2124 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It might just be me but I don’t think a hat would look very bridal. Now I could be very wrong but that just isn’t my style. Maybe it would look great on you but I think a black or ivory birdcage veil with or without a fascinator would be perfect. 

    Post # 4
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That dress will be fantastic to wear again on Kentucky derby day.  Save the hat for thatousting, I’d say.

    Post # 5
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I am obviously very biased because I am wearing a heart-shaped fascinator for my wedding but I think that dress would look amazing with a cocktail hat or an over-the-top fascinator like in the third example.


    Post # 6
    3637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I LOVE, LOVE the idea of that dress with a hat. Hat’s 1, 2 and 3 are fabulous BUT I think that Hat 2 is the best because it’s still “veil-like” with all of that netting/tulle but also completely not veil-like at the same time. 

    This sounds like something that is totally you, I would go for it, rock it and love it. Can’t wait to see professional photos of you with your hat!

    Post # 8
    9652 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MoodyFoodie:  The hats are a little too over the top for my tastes. I really could see your dress with a black fascinator or black bird cage.

    I think the dress makes such a statement on its own and the hat would take away from it……so my vote would be for something a little more simple like this




    Post # 9
    2302 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @MoodyFoodie:  NO. my mum wore one and has regretted it for thirty years haha. it will hide your face from lots of your guests and be awkward in photos. don’t do it! i’m sure everyone wants to see your smiling face!

    Post # 10
    3637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @MoodyFoodie:  If you do go the birdcage, go black, it will look stunning.

    I do think that hat 4 will hide your face too much like @peonyinlove:  mentioned. Pick one that will be off your face.

    Post # 12
    2385 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @MoodyFoodie:  That is a gorgeous dress! I didn’t particularly love any of the options you posted but I do think a large black fascinator would look great- especially with some pumped up hair! If I had to choose one of your posted choices I would go with #3 but I’m not 100% sold since your dress seems to be more flowery than bowy…. 

    Post # 13
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MoodyFoodie:  #2 is the PERFECT match between “bridal veil” and “sexy, fashion-forward”

    Post # 14
    1648 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like #1 the best because it has a wow-factor but wouldn’t cover up your face. 

    #2 is also gorgeous but the sheer black doesn’t look righ to me with the heavier black on your dress.

    #3 is beautiful, but a bit too abstract. Plus, I think it would look odd in certain angles.

    #4 has too much coverage. You’d be half hidden all day. 

    #5 seems a bit mature for such a fresh, modern wedding gown. I’d expect the MOB or MOG to wear that style hat.

    Post # 15
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    That’s a stunning dress! 🙂 A black birdcage veil or a fascinator would be amazing.

    Post # 16
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  Yeah, unless you are very statuesque and/or have striking, well-defined facial features, I’d skip the hat. You don’t want to look costumey – or, heaven forbid, clownish.

    It sounds like you want to hide your face a bit/feel protected. Some ideas:

    – Juliet caps are wonderful and could be beautiful in cream lace with black detail;

    – Wear a veil over your face or wear a beautiful lace shawl that you can wrap around your head and shoulder (think 50’s movie starlet). Elie saab did shawl-like veils:

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