3. Mother of the bride? Don’t upstage your daughter
The best way to make sure you don’t steal the show is to go elegant and timeless rather than show-stopping, large or overly detailed. Keep it simple if your dress is busy and vice versa. And never white or ivory net.
Go for a disc shape or a hat that has prongs that sit into your hair rather than the classic hat-head fit. This will ensure your hair isn’t ruined.
5. Choose your hat before your dress, if buying in store
If you are buying off-the-peg headwear, I would select the hat that suits yor face shape and style first and then find a simple dress to go with it.
6. If your hat is tailor-made, pick your outfit first
For bespoke headwear, a milliner can dye to order so it is easier to find the perfect outfit and then pull the whole look together by dyeing the hat and creating detail for the trim.
7. Go for colours that flatter your skin tone
If you have a pale complexion, don’t wash yourself out – go for a warm tone such as dusky coral. If you have a darker tone to your skin, make sure you have a splash of colour near your face but this doesn’t mean your whole outfit. Keep it chic and simple.