Wedding Hat Trends for A/W 2015

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Irish milliners reveal their four favourite wedding hat trends for autumn/winter…

Disc or saucer shape

“There is a definite move towards larger disc or saucer style hats. Also smaller pillboxes are still well on trend and don’t get in the way of all those hugs and kisses that you are getting from the wedding guests.

Hats do not need to match the bag and shoes, and certainly do not need to be the exact colour of your outfit.”

Fiona Mangan

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Adriane – Large black sinamay slice disc headpiece with crin flower detail, €315 Fiona Mangan


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Floral print headpiece with knot and swirl trim, £85, John Paul Couture


“Felt is ideal for autumn.  It’s a heavier fabric so helps keep the wearer warm in the colder months.  I don’t tend to follow trends, especially for weddings.

My advice is to go for timeless elegance and classic colours.  I think simple trims and clean shapes are best.  The key thing is to get a hat made that complements your face, shape, style and personality.”

Natasha Moorhouse

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Samantha – Fur felt beret with pompom, £275, Natasha Moorhouse Millinery
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Felt beige pillbox with pheasant feathers, €199, Mary White Millinery



“For autumn, hat designs are portraying a soft elegant look which complements both the outfit and the mother of the bride.

This can be achieved with both larger hats and headpieces. We see less focus on fussy designs and more emphasises on using clean elegant feather creations which portray a very modern look.”

Suzie Mahony

Red peacock hat, €265, Suzie Mahony Designs
Red peacock hat, €265, Suzie Mahony Designs
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Ivory black feather, €175, Mark Garvie millinery 

Wide brim

“The brim is back! The wide brim hat is a key look for mothers of the bride or groom this season. The Duchess of Cornwall, Victoria Beckham, the Kardashians and numerous other well-known faces have recently been spotted wearing hats with brims for formal occasions.”

Gráinne Maher

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Black upturn brim hat with felt crown, £295, Gráinne Maher
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Doraand – Elegant transparent linear crin floppy hat with petersham bow detail, £262, Jane Taylor Millinery

Top picture credit: Sinamay and lace with Swarovski wirework and double quill, £275, Gráinne Maher

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