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Hats for brides.

In the U.S. they went out of mainstream style in the 80’s, right? Their last real mainstream heyday here in the states was the 70s, with its fashionable penchant for floppy brims and the brief resurgence of prairie chic. (Gunne Sax, anybody?)

 

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Instagram/Balcon de Alicia

 

Long the the preserve of garden parties, nursery rhyme heroines and the occasional fancy horse race, the right straw hat can be an understated foil to the most elegant dress most women will ever wear. 

Naturally, a bride needs to know what she’s doing in order to pull it off without looking hopelessly anachronistic. It may be simple, the straw hat, but pairing it with a gorgeously grown up gown can make a singular statement of derring do.

 

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Zank You

 

Embellishing the humble hat with a bit of ribbon, netting, lace or tulle multiplies the moods and modes of enchantment, while a smaller brimmed boater has sassy charm all its own. Equal parts romance and whimsy.

The straw hat signals ladylike loveliness in an age of modernity. Artfully free of hidden artifice, agenda or irony. In a wide variety of iterations to suit each bride, all of them are fetchingly fresh and occasionally freewheeling. 

Behold, and be inspired!

 

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Bridal Dresses/Beba’s Closet

 

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Bridal Dresses/Beba’s Closet

 

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Margo & Me

 

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Koreaboo

 

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Ginger’s Eyes Photography

 

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Ginger’s Eyes Photography

 

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Ginger’s Eyes Photography

 

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One Fab Day

 

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Bodas.net

 

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Mango Red via Bride & Breakfast

 

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CliO Marriage via Pinterest

 

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Rara Avis

 

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Jacquemus via Metal Magazine

 

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This Girl Wants

 

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Cameo Bridal

 

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Style Female

 

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Bittersweet Colors

 

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Pinterest

 

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Delpozo/Elle

 

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Victoire Vermuelen via Mariages

 

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Divine Atelier vis Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Divine Atelier vis Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Marie Claire

 

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Tumblr

 

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Love My Dress

 

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Love My Dress

 

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Victoire Vuelman via Le Figaro Madame

 

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One Fab Day

 

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One Fab Day

 

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Fofa Shop

 

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Lilou Couronnes via Deco Ideas 365

 

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Style Lovely

 

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Vogue

 

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Hola!

 

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Magnolia Rouge

 

 

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Etsy/Kuraje Wedding Dresses

 

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Maison Guillemette

 

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Beba’s Closet

 

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Beba’s Closet

 

 

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Etsy/Kuraje Wedding Dresses

 

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La Mariee aux Pieds Nus

 

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La Mariee aux Pieds Nus

 

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Marie Claire

 

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Palacio Montarco

 

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Palacio Montarco

 

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Palacio Montarco

 

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Womens Wear Daily

 

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Etsy/Kuraje Wedding Dresses

 

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Etsy/Kuraje Wedding Dresses

 

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Vogue

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Manuela Jurado

 

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Divine Atelier via Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Les Couronnes de Victoire

 

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Les Couronnes de Victoire

 

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Oscar de la Renta

 

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Martha Stewart Weddings

 

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Martha Stewart Weddings

 

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Tie The Knot Santorini

 

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Tie The Knot Santorini

 

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Tatiana Kaplun

 

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Titiana Kaplun

 

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Victoire Vermuellen

 

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Victoire Vermuelen via Un Beau Jour

 

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Charlya

 

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Southern Weddings

 

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Divine Atelier via Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Divine Atelier via Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Divine Atelier via Wedding Inspirasi

 

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Victoria Imaz

 

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Victoria Imaz

 

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Victoria Imaz

 

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One Fab Day

 

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Marie Claire

 

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Victoria Imaz

 

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Tumblr

 

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Etsy/Dream and Dress

 

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Etsy/Dream and Dress

 

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Fabienne Alagama

 

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Vogue

 

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NAWO

 

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Les Couronnes de Victoire

 

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One Fab Day

 

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Green Wedding Shoes