We are thrilled to have another guest post from Tessa Woolf with Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom Magazine! In honor of the Royal Wedding taking place this week Tessa is sharing some of her favorite hat and fascinator trends with us!
Fancy That: Bridal Hats and Fascinator Headpieces
Move over birdcage veils, there’s a new accessory crowning the heads of fashion-forward brides-to-be: haute hats and fancy fascinators. While the look is nothing new, hats seem to be hotter than ever and there is undoubtedly a current fascinator frenzy. The likely cause? The Royal Wedding and bride-to-be Kate Middleton’s chic British toppers.
The British have long worn hats to fancy occasions, from birthday parties and graduation ceremonies to weddings and funerals. The princess-to-be will most likely wear a royal tiara for her nuptials on Friday, but there will undoubtedly be a sea of stylish hats worn by guests at the ceremony and reception–we’ll have to tune in to our telly’s to find out!
Across the pond, we can get in on the cap action, too. Have a wedding in the works? Consider pairing your frock with a feathery fascinator a la Ms. Middleton for your walk down the aisle.
Attending a wedding as a guest this spring or summer? Don an elegant wide-brim hat tied with a perky bow for a look that’s posh, proper and pure Kate.
Locally, get your hands on haute headpieces at fashionable bridal boutiques like Alta Moda Bridal and Gateway Bridal. Check out their selection of goods by designers like Laura Jayne, Kristina Eaton and Erin Cole. Tulet, a Utah-based company, also offers chic handmade hair accessories that I adore. And I can’t get enough of the creations by L.A.-based Ban.do and Oregon’s Twigs & Honey.
Double-up on a few smaller pieces for toned-down version of this trend, or select an over-the-top item for a look the British would approve of. Either way, you’re sure to look smashing!
– Tessa Woolf
Salt Lake/ Park City Bride and Groom