The prospect of a royal wedding (Prince William to rumored bride-to-be Kate Middleton) has BRIDES fashion editors obsessing over hats—think the Queen and other highfalutin Brits in over-the-top confections of tulle and feathers. Instead of a cathedral-length veil, a sparkly tiara, or a jeweled headband, make a statement with one of these perfectly bridal toppers:
Whether she's attending a wedding or a polo match with Prince William, Kate likes the sassy hats of British milliner Philip Treacy. This teardrop-shaped stunner with a feather and a crystal brooch would add zing to an understated ensemble. A major plus: The headband would ensure that it wouldn't fall off during the walk down the aisle!
For an equally fantastic but slightly more demure bridal look, try this mini fedora enveloped in tulle and fabric flowers from Hats by Guy. If you decide to go this route, don't go too froufrou with the dress.
Topped off with a face veil and flower, Leah C. Couture Millinery's cocktail hat is reminiscent of old-Hollywood glam. Pair it with white gloves and scarlet lips for instant retro chic.
—Beth Swanson, BRIDES magazine