Tuesday, November 18, 2008

HATS OFF TO THE UK

When it comes to hats the British are tops. Though hats aren’t standard anymore for leaving the house, if you’re going to be a guest at a wedding in the UK (or throughout most of Europe) you’d better start shopping for one. So, how do we understand this devotion to hats if we happen to be from the West? Personally I think the UK has a rich history of costume and keeping aspects of it traditional. Their hats have indeed evolved to an art form which constantly reinvents new trends. Besides, aren’t they kind of fun? I mean check out these gems. For ages I’ve wondered why more brides didn’t go all out for hats. Well, we’re getting close with the fascinator trend catching on the way it has lately. One last note here: bridesmaids have always looked awesome in hats. From 1920-1950 it was a popular option to dress the bridesmaids in picture hats, especially for garden weddings. Think about it as just one of your many options . . . .

Nigel Rayment

Philip Treacy


James Lock and Co.



Nigel Rayment

Nigel Rayment


5 comments:

Rhian said...

These hats are quite striking. The English milliners are truly innovative. Quality and style has always been the standard, and this time these designers have gone well beyond that standard. Given the range of hats shown, custom made hats could be available as well.

bridechic said...

Thanks Rhian! Writing this article I thought a lot about you and how much you and Bob love the UK. I remember those Ascot photos you emailed which, who knows, mayt have been the inspiration for this post

Kristi said...

Stunning! And I love your new blog heading photo. Someday I'm going to figure out exactly what shade of red lipstick looks okay on me ;)

Cherilyn said...

Wowzer!

susie said...

I would love to find the bridal suite in the Nigel Rayment photo. Thank susie