If you ever needed an excuse to wear a really awesome hat, you’ve got it right there with a wedding. Tulle, feathers, flowers, even bacon, these days, anything goes. From a daintiest fascinator to the stylish wide-brim, to the most audacious, head-topping wizardry, I strongly encourage all of my guests, male and female alike, to don a hat. The madder the better. And as if you needed any encouragement, here are three reasons why I think a wacky hat is a sartorial must. Enjoy!
Number 1 – instant conversation starter. For example. Princess Beatrice’s hat at the royal wedding. Granted, the hat reminded people of a number of things including a pretzel, the proboscis of the thing from Alien, and a nursing home lavatory seat. But that aside, she totally stole the show. I don’t know exact numbers, but if you totted up the pictures of her and her hat versus pictures of K-Mid in the papers during the rest of the week, I bet it would be neck-and-neck. Or head and head.
Number 2 – A way to hide from other guests you don’t want to talk to. AND have an excuse not to kiss them, see below. Enough said. We’ve all been there.
Number 3 – Extraordinary headgear can make even the most ordinary of outfits look spectacular. In fact, the more amazing the hat, the more unassuming the outfit should be – in my opinion. Here is one of my favourite “designers” turning a dull-as-dishwater dress into what can only be described as fabulous:
Because I can’t really do the hats subject justice, here is a link to what I think are some of the best hat seen in recent days – namely all by Phillip Treacy who is GOD when it comes to hats. I hope for a similar show at mine!