How to Match a Hat with your Dress
Straw hat and Sundress
Zara fish print dress, Barbara Fienman hat, Aldo purse
American milliner Adrienne Bennett shares her tips for matching the right hat to your dress in the article 'Wedding Outfits and Hats.' Wearing the right hat style with your dress will make you look and feel elegant, not costume-y.
Tips on choosing the right hat to go with your dress:
Tea Dress - Choose a broad brimmed hat with a round crown
Sun dress - Try a straw hat
Suit dress - Wear a more tailored hat with narrow brim
Sheath dress - Choose a small brimmed hat
Cocktail dress - Try on a Fascinator hat
Maxi dress - To balance the length of the dress, wear a Fascinator hat
Choose a dress to go with your hat:
Fascinator hat - Pair it with a cocktail dress for evening or a maxi dress for day or evening.
Small brimmed hat - Try a sheath dress, or a two piece suit dress (dress with blazer)
Straw hat - Choose a sundress
Broad brimmed hat with round crown - Wear it with a tea dress
Scala hat, Lilly Pulitzer sundress and earrings
Photos of different dress styles and matching hats are available at Adrienne's webpage:
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