5 tips for picking the perfect mother of the bride hat

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For any mum, the wedding of a daughter is one of the happiest days of their life. Watching as your child says their vows and gets ready to enjoy the rest of their life with the man of their dreams. But there are a couple of things that can fill the mother of the bride with dread and these are finding the right outfit and hat combination. In this article, we’ll give you some tips to help making or picking the right hat as simple as saying “I do”.

Colours and patterns
It may be tempting to choose a hat, outfit, shoes and bag that are all colour matched but this look can be too much and cause your outfit to become bland. Instead, why not pick an accent colour from your dress and style your hat to match this instead of the main outfit colour. Bold hat colours tend to work well when contrasted with neutral dress colours and also mean you have more freedom for matching accessories.

If you’ve chosen a statement dress then you should go for a plain hat, while statement hats should be paired with plain dresses. Another thing to check is that your hat works with your skin tone and hair colour, after all, you don’t want to clash.

Hat styles
There are so many different hats and fascinators available that the choice can often be overwhelming. While there are plenty of guides that tell you certain styles and shapes are suited to different face types, you should never discount a hat before you’ve tried it on. Nothing beats trying on plenty of different styles to see which ones you like so head to a decent millinery shop to start having fun.

Hat style

Think of the photos
As the mother of the bride, you will be in plenty of the wedding photos and will also be meeting and greeting all of the wedding guests. With this in mind, you should pick a hat that doesn’t hide your facial features or cast shadows across your face.

Consider the venue
If the wedding is going to be outside on a beach then you may want to stay clear of hats that will easily be blown away. Practicalities are important, as you’ll be wearing your hat all day so it needs to be comfortable, well-fitted and light to wear.

Finally – find something that you like
Stick to your own style when it comes time to pick a hat for a wedding. Just because you have seen other hats worn by friends and other mums doesn’t mean that they are right for you. Stick to what you know and love for your outfit and choose a hat that you are comfortable with and that you like. And remember all eyes will be on your daughter so you are free to have fun and enjoy the day while looking your fabulous best.