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Mother of The Bride Hats Style Guide

Mother of The Bride Hats Style Guide-Fascinators Direct

Style Advice for the Mother of the Bride

Fascinators Direct know that a wedding is a once in a lifetime occasion for any proud mum as they will get to watch their son or daughter walk down the aisle. With the wedding season about to begin, Fascinators Direct, the UK’s largest supplier of wedding hats and fascinators gives you some valuable insight into the etiquette of wearing hats and fascinators for weddings. Whether you’re the mother of the bride or the mother of the Groom, we have the expertise to make sure you buy the best headwear to complement your chosen wedding outfit.

Mother’s and distinguished wedding guests alike will spend a lot of time picking a one-off look which gives them confidence, but you also need to ensure that your occasion outfit and wedding hat are comfortable as you’ll be wearing it all day, from the ceremony right through to the reception. As mother of the bride it is also a good idea to discuss your outfit with the mother of the groom to make sure there are no clashes on the big day!

Fascinators Direct have one of the largest selection of mother of the bride hats available to buy online, but if you are completely stuck on which colour to choose, let us remove the stress and have our style team help you decide. You can drop us a message through our live chat feature on the website, or send us an email. Don’t forget to include a photo of your wedding outfit and shoes and we’ll come back to you with some hat colours which might work with your outfit.

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Wedding hats generally work with all outfit styles so whether you are wearing occasion dresses or a wedding jacket, you can look fabulous with a wedding hat to finish the look. For longer hairstyles or wavy hair we would recommend a medium width up to a wide brim hat, for a mother of the bride with short hair, a hat with a short upturned brim would be better suited. Our short brim hats also work well for petite ladies too.

Mother Of The Bride Hats

Contrary to popular belief, hats will suit most people so just because you don’t wear hats on a regular basis it doesn’t mean that hats won’t suit you, and after all, occasion hats are for special occasions making them perfect for weddings and a good excuse to dress up in your best attire. If you strongly feel you are just not a ‘hat’ person, we have plenty of other headwear ideas for you to consider.

A hatinator is one option which can be worn as an alternative to a hat, essentially, hatinators are a hybrid of a hat and a fascinator. Often described as a ‘percher’ hat because they sit on the head, a hatinator could be a large disc or saucer which is worn at an angle and sits on the head with a headband.


If you want some a little smaller, explore our mother of the bride fascinators. Our fascinators come in all shapes and sizes and can be worn with headbands or hair clips giving you great flexibility to wear one with almost any hairstyle. The choice of styles and colours at Fascinators Direct is endless so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from to find a colour which perfectly matches you outfit.

You'll probably be interested to know that we sell wedding clutch bags too. If you're trying to create a coherent styled look, purchasing a matching hat with one of our colour matched clutch bags will help you achieve it. You can view our matchings hats, fascinators and clutch bags in our classic collection.

Mother Of The Bride Fascinators

1 Response

Barbara Hasler
Barbara Hasler

June 04, 2024

I have short hair with a heavy fringe. I’m going to be wearing coral to my daughters wedding. I wore the usual style of hatinator for my other daughter’s wedding and I want something different. I quite like the style of the purple one.

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