Browsing (okay, stalking) Brides UK never dissapoints. When it comes to hats Stephen Jones has a real edge on the contemporary but with just a little more.
Hat-Wearing Tips From Stephen Jones
The world-class milliner gives expert view on how to wear hats, whether you're a guest or the bride. Above: On bridal headpieces: “It’s very important that what you wear goes with the dress. So if you are wearing something which is a little bit more tailored obviously a hat is probably going to be better than a full-on veil.”
On making a statement: "I have just been working on Dior Couture, and some of the big dresses that they have been doing, we put a big hat with too. A big dress with an equally extravagant hat looks incredibly romantic, really sweet."
On bridal headpieces: “Most people automatically think of having a tiara or a veil, and while that does look gorgeous I think a big hat is great as it is quite striking and so unexpected!”
On his favorite bridal look: “I think Princess Margaret looked amazing when she got married in a sculptural white dress which she looked fantastic in! I have to say my mum too – she got married during the war wearing a borrowed dress. Nobody had any money she couldn’t afford to have a dress – a dress had to do twenty weddings. And she has always been really embarrassed by it but I think she looked great in it!”
All images courtesy of Brides UK