Boater Hats: The ultimate accessory for a fabulous wedding guest look
As a soon-to-be wedding guest, the outfit pursuit has begun. It’s time to use all your weapons to succeed at achieving a memorable wedding guest look that will allow you to stand out from the guests’ crowd. Bridesmaid or not, what we all wish for is to look fabulous and unique, without shading the bride (no matter how much you enjoy the spotlight, it’s a don’t!). But you can use a boater hat for a wedding guest look to remember!
Weddings are wonderful times to put on our most glamorous pieces (that we all waited for so long to rescue from the depths of our wardrobe). Since everyone’s first thought is either focusing on the clothing part or the shoes, why not make a fashion statement with a statement accessory? And I’m not talking about the shiniest jewelry piece you can find. But a headwear piece that will make your look truly special and shine in your own unique way. A boater hat for your wedding guest look!
In fact, hats used to be fully embraced at weddings, bringing a sophisticated touch to any outfit as they are still a top choice for the higher class and royal events. I mean, nearly any cocktail dress can turn into a fabulous wedding look when accessorizing it with a hat. That’s right! Even the simplest dress will look smart and wedding-ready by adding the right hat.
Why is it a good idea to wear a hat at weddings?
The unspoken competition of the best dressed among the guests shall not pressure you this time. The “best dress” hunt can be fierce and it’s a difficult task to stand out but not be “too much”. Avoid the “same dress” disaster, show your personal touch, stay away from the “typical look” and other cliches.
Luckily for us, we can glam up using a women boater hat, and rest assured that our outfit will be memorable. Also, even if you encounter windy weather, humid air or you just took over the dancefloor, you can forget about the constant mirror checks of your hairstyle! Everyone knows hats are the real rescuers on a bad hair day.
Also, we don’t need to get aesthetics schooled to admire a good outfit ensemble. Like any other ensemble, it’s all about the proportions and balance of the colours, shapes, and textures. Hats are often used by designers as points of interest or means to finish off a look with a chic touch.
You can choose to go for a spectacular black straw boater hat made out of straw with frayed brim ends such as Bardot. Match it with a simple vaporous summer dress, and get a well-balanced look with a beach-like point of interest. You will definitely turn some heads with your on-point ensemble as a beach wedding attendee!
Choose your plus one! Which is the right boater hat for your wedding guest look?
How do we choose the right hat as a wedding guest? Just like the outfit dilemma, we should start with the wedding concept. It’s essential to take into consideration criteria such as weather, location, and the theme. As soon as we acknowledge the environment details, let’s get dressed accordingly and find out how to wear a boater hat at weddings!
A wedding guest look to Match the wedding concept!
Wedding trends and concepts are constantly changing. So, instead of going through the outfit struggle, just add a hat to completely transform your look as you please. A vineyard ceremony or a rustic-style wedding? For instance, try a boater felt hat combining the Western aesthetics with the Andalusian fire such as Billy. Also, a great option for such an occasion is a Boho Chic style Black boater hat like Toledo, with its gorgeous embroidered grosgrain ribbon.
Beach weddings are always as magical for the newlyweds, just as much as for the wedding guests. However, high temperatures make it even more difficult to stay glamorous and dress according to the extra warm weather. Worry not because straw hats are a great choice! Just add a gorgeous large brim straw hat such as Murano or Puebla to your vaporous dress and turn your summerish outfit into a memorable one!
However, a traditional wedding calls for your cocktail dress or a sophisticated suit that can be easily accessorized with a classy wool felt boater hat like Florence. Also, you can mix and match the outfit colours, or play with tones as you please because it comes in Navy, Beige, Black and Grey. A garden party or a ceremony in nature is also a great occasion to spice up your wedding guest outfit with either wool felt or straw hats. Ranch and Arizona seem perfect for a nature style event under a felt brim; or Miramar and Venice if you prefer a straw boater hat.
Where it all started
We all agree that boater hats for wedding guest look are great and definitely a wardrobe staple that can elevate our looks in a matter of seconds, but where does this fascinating millinery piece come from?
Canotiers or boater hats were firstly introduced as men’s attire and became popular in the late 19th century due to the fact that it derived from the canotier hats worn traditionally by the well-known gondoliers in Venice. Their popularity increased when the mere boats and sailing association faded as they were later introduced into elite universities uniforms and sport events. Later on, Canotier Hats became a graceful addition to Women’s Hats trends as seen on red carpet and runways globally.
Therefore, just about any cocktail dress can turn into the perfect wedding guest outfit by adding the right hat. Boater hats for a wedding guest look can add a special touch to your attire so you can feel confident and shine throughout the whole event!
Rebekah McCready says
Is there any way to find out where some of these beautiful dresses are from?