Wednesday, May 1, 2013


 Do you love wide brimmed hats?  The picture hat is a classic for spring and summer formals and that definitely includes a wedding?    Wide brims are typically constructed out of straw or horsehair,  sometimes swathed in netting and organza.  Elegant, picture hats conjure up images of the Jazz Age, Jay Gatsby and all those 1930s movies situated in garden party chic.   Whatever look you want to create with this style, here are some things to consider if you're ging to be wearing it.  Wear your picture hat for the ceremony, just do yourself a favor at the reception and take it off when you’re receiving guests.  Unless your hat is made out of that bendy sort of horsehair with lots of give, when you reach out to hug and kiss people the hat will either fall off or scrape someone.  Picture hats go great with most silhouettes, especially big ball gowns.  The wide brim balances the volume in the skirt. 

 Hats by Amy-Jo Tatum
Credits: Photos 1-4 copyright by Bride Chic
Photo 6 copyright by Bride Chic


Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Gorgeous photos as always Amy!!!!!
Love the hats!!!!!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

i really love the first two! they are gorgeous!

Kristy said...

Beautiful hats! I love the gloves too, especially the ones that go up over the elbow.

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Lovely hats, Amy! Really brings you back to a more genteel era.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

All so gorgeous xx

Nicole said...

Great post!

Style, via Tia said...

love the third pic so cute