By ceremonial hats we mean headwear used on official occasions such as a wedding or a building opening. Usually the dress code has a relatively formal appearance. One should be aware of the etiquette and dress code for the event. For example, if you are invited to the Royal Enclosure room at Royal Ascot Races, keep in mind that your hat or headwear must be at least four inches in diameter. Be sure to verify the dress code at the event you're invited to by checking the hosts or other invitees
Cultural differences and ceremonial headwear An Italian wedding usually starts late in the afternoon and guests rarely wear wide-brimmed ceremonial hats. In countries with royal families, such as the UK and the Netherlands, it is customary for all female guests to wear formal headwear. When choosing your hat, also consider your position within the event. If you are the bride's sister, you can be bolder in colour and hat style. However, if you are the girlfriend of a friend of the groom, you'll want to be more subtle in the look.
Different types of ceremonial hats There are fascinators, pillbox hats and other ceremonial hats in various sizes and colours. At Bronté you'll find subtle pieces such as Anne: a petit fascinator made of curled sinamay straw and small feathers. You might also like the veiled fascinators like Veerle or Sheila. Veerle has a full veil that you can move up or down. A veil always adds a mysterious tingle to a woman's face. To sip from your glass, fold back the veil. Sheila is a disc fascinator, trimmed with leave shaped feathers and a sinamay bow. Sheila's veil is a little shorter but just as versatile to use. This veil is a beautiful detail. All fascinators are mounted on a comfortable headband in the same colour as the design: after 10 minutes you will forget you are wearing it and you will turn heads at the party. The wide-brim ceremonial hats usually have a more classic look than a fascinator. A wide brimmed Audrey Hepburn hat or other stunning design will give you grandeur if you are tall. If you are petite, opt for an asymmetrical style, such as a disc hat, as it will give you height and grace.
Practical Pack your fascinator or disc hat securely in a hat box or other box if you need to travel to a formal event. The straw or other material usually is quite delicate.
Shop your ceremony hat online at Bronté Would you like to know more about our ceremony hats or do you want advice on which type to choose? Please don't hesitate to contact us; we are happy to answer all questions. You can contact us via our contact form; we will reply within two working days.