If traditional crowns and tiaras aren’t really your thing, don’t be afraid to explore the beautiful world of bridal hats!
Quite a leap from your typical wedding hair accessories, the bridal hat is making a big comeback, and it’s not hard to see why!
A hat is arguably one of the most underrated fashion accessories to add to any outfit, but pair it with a wedding dress and you have a whole new level of glam!
Women started wearing hats in the 16th century, and since then, we’ve seen a host of different headpieces, from flower pins to feathers (thanks, Marie Antoinette!).
More recently popularized by royal fashion icons such as Princess Diana, fascinators (smaller hats or adornments attached to a hair clip or band) have joined the list of hat trends that now fall under the bridal headwear category.
So let’s dive right in and start browsing! From the more classic veiled variety to the downright unconventional; there’s a hat to suit every bride!
Veiled Boater Hat
Boater hats are a super hot trend and are perfect for hip, non-traditional brides. This one comes with an attached veil and would be lovely at an outdoor event.
Taupe Sinamay Hat
This hat is made of super-light, breathable fabric, making it cool on the head; perfect for summer weddings. The taupe adds a touch of color for that additional wow factor.
Pearl ‘Mrs’ Fedora
This cute hipster fedora features some cute beadwork along the rim and has “Mrs” spelled out in pearls. The pearls are removable as well in case you want to switch things up with your look.
Handmade Bowler Hat
This hat is very non-traditional, but the light fabric and hand-woven flower on the side make it a great piece for brides who want an accent piece to add to their white ensemble.
Wool Top Hat
The wool on this hat is rather toasty, so this is more suitable for weddings in the fall or winter months. That said, how fabulous are the bow and feather?
Black Feather Fascinator
We’re pretty sure Kate Middleton wore an almost exact replica of this adorable black feather hat. This one is definitely for brides who want to look glamorous or feel like a princess.
Pink Flower Fascinator
You’ll feel pretty in pink in this adorable fascinator. The mesh is super light, and the pin will ensure you can dance in this one all night.
Western Veiled Cowgirl Hat
Feeling a little bit country and a little bit Rock n Roll? You might love this modern twist on a western hat, complete with an attached veil.
Simple White Bow Fascinator
Unlike other fascinators on our list, this one has minimal detail. However, it’s still very chic and clean-cut, making it the perfect accessory for that extra wow factor you want without going over the top.
Beaded Sinamay Hat
This hat looks very posh with its intricate beadwork and detailed brim. Worn to the side of the head, it has a vintage-meets-modern feel.
Flashy ‘Mrs’ Fedora
Fedoras are all the rage and we’re happy to see them included in bridal trends. This hat has ‘Mrs’ spelled out in silver, and can work for both a bridal shower or wedding.
White Polka Dot Fascinator
The polka dots on this hat’s mesh veil are adorable, and the overall design is simple yet chic.
Oversized Black Fascinator
This fascinator is anything but prim and proper. The oversized look gives it a high-fashion feel, and it’s perfect for any bride who wants to make a bold statement.
1970s Straw Hat With Bow
The design on this one is simple and sweet and can complement any vintage-inspired dress style or even a wedding suit.
Floral Bucket Hat
We love the organza flowers on this 1960s style little hat!
Pearl Netting Off White Fascinator
This hat is heavy on the feathers and would make Marie Antoinette proud!
It features some intricate pearl netting on the veil and is a super light fabric for weddings in the warmer months.
Blush Horsehair Hat
Blush is one of our favorite shades to include in bridal outfits, and this pinned hat featuring a flowering bow gets it just right.
White Mesh Fascinator
This lovely light hat looks very dreamy and whimsical, perfect for brides who want to look romantic.
Though this fascinator comes in various colors, we love this sapphire blue hue for a wedding.
Boho Flower Hat
We adore this cute flower fedora-style hat. This is for bohemian brides and those who want a fairytale vibe at their outdoor wedding.
Cream and Camel Derby Fascinator
The twisted bow gives this derby fascinator a modern feel. The nude and camel combo is a hot wedding trend we can’t get enough of.
Pheasant Feather Hat
You’ll feel ultra-glam in this pheasant feather hat, complete with a pretty floral design on the brim.
Retro Big Bow Hat
A satin oversized bow completes the look on this fabulous yet low-key retro hat.
Pearly Pillbox Fascinator
The pearl detail on this hat provides just the right amount of oomph to a classic style.
If you want to try a fascinator but aren’t sure if you can pull it off, this one is a great place to start.
The ornate flowers are not unlike a traditional bridal piece, but the attached veil and side clip definitely make it stand out!
Steampunk Leather Hat
The earth tones on this chic leather hat remind us of fall, so if you’re having a Halloween wedding or you simply love steampunk, this could be the perfect hat!
Giant Floral Fascinator
We’re feeling this blooming hat in all its oversized glory. It’s a bit Gaga meets Kate Middleton!
Cream and Blush Ascot Fascinator
It looks simple and cute on one side but has a blush floral design that surprises you on the other. We’re not surprised these unique hats are selling out so quickly.
Oversized White Derby Hat
A beautiful all-white alternative to bridal fedoras or fascinators; this hat is comfy and has a wide brim. Definitely fitting for an outdoor wedding.
Vintage Juliet Cap
We don’t see these often! For a true vintage-theme wedding, this lace and satin Juliet cap will complete your look.
Victorian Lace Blush Hat
This has a very Victorian Steampunk feel to it, and we’re loving the lace detail.
Ivory Bow Headband Fascinator
This bow is cute and comfy and comes with a mesh veil. The pearly color is a dream.
Satin and Tulle FlopHat
It’s sparkly, it’s beaded, and it’s a snow-white satin. Perfect for a garden wedding in the summer.
White Butterfly Fascinator
A single flower on a simple mesh design makes this fascinator the perfect accessory for almost any wedding dress style.
1950s Flower Hat
An adorable and authentically vintage choice for fans of the 50s, this cute fitted hat is completely covered in flower petals and features a sparkly silver pendant on the side to complete the look.
Golden Butterflies Fascinator
Wow your guests with this wild and beautiful butterfly design. One of the boldest and sassiest on our list for the bride who values unique fashion trends.
A hat can give you the wow factor you’re looking for on your wedding day without having to splurge for extra jewels or accessories. Even a simple hat can make a big difference!
If you’re new to hat territory, start with trying a compromise between a hat and headpiece, such as a simple headband fascinator. With tons of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you feel comfortable in.
On the other hand, if you consider yourself a hat connoisseur or high-fashion enthusiast, go crazy with different hat styles! We have quite a few on our list that would suit your glam style, including oversized hats and hats with bold colors or details.
For themed weddings, you can get a little crazy too. Feel free to opt for a steampunk or 50s hat if you want to adhere to your wedding’s theme.
Lastly, there’s no reason you can’t be both fashionable and practical. If you know the weather will be warm or you want to protect your beautiful makeup from the sun at your outdoor wedding, choose a brimmed style that will provide shade.
Whatever style you choose, your bridal hat will make your special day that touches more memorable.