Thanks in part to Cilla Black we all associate hats with weddings and the older lady. But are they still in fashion or is it all twee at best?
I’ve been at more weddings than your average (I used to play at services, I’m no curtain twitcher type in the back row!) and I’ve certainly noticed some head gear that’s more Turner Prize winner than catwalk material. Truth be told hat-spotting was the favourite game. That said, I’ve noticed a decline of hat wearing guests in favour of fascinators and intricate hair styles.
Even as traditional fare for the Mother of the Bride this fashion seems to have been left behind by many. But with designers still creating hats on their drawing boards is it time for a comeback? It seems the main problem is the stigma of the association with elderly women, but with such a variety available there’s a hat out there for everyone. This example (pictured) from Louise Oliver is a stylish option that could make a statement on anyone young or old, especially in Summer.
So the answer? If you’re pro-hats be brave, make a statement and make sure your hair’s perfect for when you whip it off at the reception!