The best wedding hats and fascinators

Melisha Kaur

Wedding season has arrived, and it’s time to prepare your wardrobe with some elegant must-haves for a winning guest outfit.

When it comes to summer weddings, a fancy hat or fascinator is a must for ladies. With various styles and colours to choose from, they make a glamorous finishing touch to your ensemble and are also an essential accessory for a day at the races.

To help you with your search for the perfect one, we’ve selected eight gorgeous styles with different head shapes in mind.

1. Emily London Bude

For a chic understated look, consider an elegant pillbox hat. From luxury millinery boutique Emily London, popular with the likes of Pippa Middleton and Jodie Kidd, comes this nude lace design complete with matching feathers. It is worn centrally and tilted slightly forwards to form an angle that will flatter most face shapes.

£525, Emily London, Buy it now

2. Johnny Loves Rosie Gracie Floral Fascinator Headband

Made with exquisite pastel shades, this one is perfect for brightening up a simple outfit. The chic piece is adorned with an array of fabric flowers, which are placed on a slim adjustable headband, and will look fabulous at a garden wedding. Best suited to oval-shaped faces.

£38, Johnny Loves Rosie, Buy it now

3. Monsoon Eugenie Feather Flower Hatinator

A big-rimmed hatinator (half hat) will perfectly frame a round face. This gorgeous sweeping design, embellished with intricate feather flowers, comes in a flattering navy hue that can be matched with a range of colours. Ideal for the mother of the bride.

£59, Monsoon, Buy it now

4. Phase Eight Emilly Fascinator

Those with angular faces should opt for rounded hats with a neat trim. Set on a slim headband, this deep-green fascinator features a curved disk with a delicate net veil and bow detail. Its versatile colour is great for pairing with brightly coloured or patterned outfits.

£22, Debenhams, Buy it now

5. Chesca Rose And Feathers Fascinator

Here’s a head piece that will instantly add some warmth to your ensemble. The bold Chesca comes in an eye-catching red hue that will suit most skin tones and is perfect for a summery day at the races. The coque feathers and net detailing add to the drama, so you can expect at least a few jealous glances. We’d see this matched with a floral-patterned dress.

£85, House of Fraser, Buy it now

6. Monsoon Diana Crystal & Pearl Fascinator

If it’s big and fanciful you’re after, then this show-stopper from Monsoon is right up your street. The blush fascinator features a mesh disc, set on a comfy headband and finished with pearl beads and crystal gems. A few delicate feathers boost its wow-factor, but its subtle hue means you won’t look too flashy.

£49, Monsoon, Buy it now

7. Jane Taylor Pink Pearl

A popular choice for the races, British milliner Jane Taylor’s bright designs are simply glamorous. The bold floral embellishment pops against this sparkly pink cocktail hat, while the distressed crin makes for an playful yet elegant finish. It fits with a sturdy headband that comes in three colours for different hair shades.

£888, Jane Taylor, Buy it now

8. Jacques Vert Veil Cluster Flower Pill Box

This sleek design by Jacques Vert is one of our favourites for spring weddings. With a subtle nod to the Art Deco era, the hat comes in a soft grey hue and is complete with structural flowers and an elegant veil. It sits nicely on one side of the forehead and works well with round face shapes.

£39, Jacques Vert, Buy it now

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