3 tips to wearing an elegant hat to a wedding

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Spring and summer tend to be the most popular times of the year to get married. Chances are that you will be invited to attend a wedding ceremony and reception of a friend or family member during one of these seasons.

If the wedding you are attending requires a dress code in which you are in need of wearing an elegant hat or a fascinator, we have some great tips for you.

1. Tipping your hat

If you are not familiar with hat etiquette, some of these “rules” may sound trivial or odd to you. For example, no matter what your gender is, it is considered rude or uncustomary to show the inside lining of your hat.

This includes while wearing the hat as well as when taking it off. When removing your hat, it is important to make certain that only the outside shows. If you need to remove your hat for any reason at all, be sure to hold the inside lining towards your chest. This will ensure that you do not commit an unfashionable faux pas.

2. Dress code

Before choosing an elegant hat or fascinator to wear as a guest to a wedding, be sure that it is appropriate and consider the dress code of the wedding.

If the invitation states that the dress code is casual, it would not be appropriate to wear a fancy hat or flashy fascinator. You would stand out and look foolish and that would not be a pleasant experience.

If you are attending a wedding where a hat is expected, make sure that the one you choose is tasteful. For example, if you are attending a society wedding, choose an elegant hat such as one found on Chesca Direct instead of wearing a hat that you would sport to the Kentucky Derby. The type of hat certainly makes a difference.

3. The time of day matters

It is important to remember that the size of the hat may differ throughout the time of day. Before selecting a hat to wear to a special occasion, you will want to know the time that the event will take place. This is important because the brim of a hat should decrease as the day goes on.

If you are attending an evening wedding, wearing a wide brimmed hat would not be appropriate. Wearing a wide brim in the evening is considered to be vulgar or offensive as a brim is not needed if the sun’s not shining.

With these simple tips, you will certainly be able to select the best elegant hat for the next wedding that you attend. Always be sure to take into consideration the time of the event and the dress code for the affair.

When choosing a hat, wear it with confidence and make sure that it does not contrast with your other garments. Lastly, it is of utmost importance to keep the inside lining of your hat hidden to others. Certainly you would not want to mess up your classy look by not being careful how you handle your accessory.

Chris Price