Village Hats recently conducted a survey to find out what females look for when choosing a wedding hat and what’s important when considering their choice. Village Hats wanted to know if standing out from the crowd or price and quality were most important, see the top things to consider below:
A fascinator is more my style
The majority of ladies preferred to wear a fascinator rather than a traditional wedding hat. Fascinators are a small decorated headpiece that fits on the head using an alice-band-type base or elasticated band. Typically fascinators are lightweight and usually decorated with feathers, beads or flowers. Ladies prefer the less structured design that compliments an outfit and can be incorporated into a hairstyle rather than hiding the hairstyle like a wedding hat. Fascinators became popular in the 1990’s as an alternative to traditional wedding hats and have continued to grow in popularity as Village Hats survey results show.
A subtle accessory to complement an outfit
In contrast to the wedding hats seen worn by celebrities in magazines, Village Hats survey found that a lot more ladies prefer their wedding hats to be a subtle accessory that enhances the overall look rather than dominating it. A subtle looking wedding hat can be in a neutral colour that blends with the colour of your outfit. Alternatively matching your wedding hat to a chosen colour in your outfit compliments the overall look. Bold patterns, prints and decorations tend to draw the eye away from your outfit.
A reasonable price and good quality are essential
In tough economic times or with a number of weddings to attend in a year it can be hard to justify spending money on a new hat. However, our survey found that females are encouraged to buy a wedding hat if the price is right and the quality is good. Why spend a lot of money on a hat for a wedding that may only be worn once a year or every few years. Fascinators can be the cheaper option than traditional wedding hats but this is not always the case. Whatever the preferred style a reasonable price and good quality wedding hat is essential.
I want to stand out from the crowd
Of course there are some ladies who really like to stand out in the crowd. Village Hats survey found that it is important for a few ladies, but not all, to have a wedding hat that stands out more than their outfit. Typically wedding hats with bright colours, bold patterns or grand designs that completely contrast the colours in your outfit achieve this look. You could also consider a black wedding hat, which is much less of a fashion faux par these days. However, some ladies are still less willing to take the risk, but if you dare to be different a black wedding hat works. A wedding hat that makes you stand out does not have to break the bank either, ladies still want a bold look at a reasonable price and good quality.
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