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Like fascinators, wedding hats are here to stay! Whether you’re attending a wedding this season as the all-important mother of the bride/ groom or a wedding guest - wedding hats are a stylish and practical accessory, sure to level up your outfit on the big day. 

If you need even more wedding inspiration - you’re in the right place. Generally speaking, choosing the perfect wedding hat is a whole lot easier once you have your dress picked out first. But don’t fret! We have everything you need to make the right choice. Head to our guide on the best wedding guest dresses for ceremonies all year round, or more specifically, check out our selection of the best mother of the bride outfit ideas

And, don't forget... Making the most of a wedding hat on the special day isn't just reserved for wedding guests and mothers of the bride/ groom - anyone can wear a wedding hat! Even the lucky couple. If you're considering accessorising your bridal ensemble or groom attire with a hat - find all the best styling tips in our wedding hat inspiration guide

The Best Wedding Hats for Mothers of the Bride and Guests 

Whether you're hunting for the best wedding hat to accessorise your wedding guest dress or mother of the bride outfit, or for more practical reasons like to keep the sun out of your eyes/ off your head - who said practicality can't be stylish, too? 

Scroll for our favourite wedding hats for 2024. From gorgeous pastel pink tones to classic cream hues or navy - a colour you can wear and enjoy time and time again - we've got it all! 

To make your life and the choice just that little bit easier, we've organised our edit based on some of the top brands providing the best wedding hats on the market now, including John Lewis, Coast and more. 

John Lewis Wedding Hats

If neutrals and pastels are your thing, you’ll love these John Lewis wedding hats. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, these occasion hats are guaranteed to upgrade your outfit and accessorise it most beautifully. With gorgeous, large decorative bows and satin accents - these hats are ideal for any and every formal event you have coming up this season. Cream and pink wedding hats tend to be a popular choice for ceremonies this season - so what are you waiting for?


Cream, beige and natural-toned wedding hats 

John Lewis wedding hat in sheer champagne colour

Chloe Sheer Occasion Hat, Champagne - £115, John Lewis

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John Lewis wedding hat in natural pearl colour with decorative bow on the front

Charlotte Occasion Hat, Pearl - £95, John Lewis

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Yellow wedding hat


John Lewis wedding hat in yellow with large satin bow

Whiteley Made in England Rhiannon Satin Bow Occasion Hat, Yellow - £255, John Lewis

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Pink wedding hat 


John Lewis wedding hat in pink with oversized bow

Margot Down Brim Occasion Hat, Sorbet - £79, John Lewis

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Coast Wedding Hats

Want to go big with your wedding hat? Coast is the place to be. In our humble opinion, there’s no such thing as a wedding hat that’s too much. After all, you’re a guest at one of the biggest events on your calendar! While it’s generally said that white is a colour to avoid for wedding guests (for obvious reasons), these styles from Coast are clear exceptions! Boasting beautiful green, pink and monochrome accents with on-trend, feather detail and mesh, adding just the perfect amount of drama - these are the best options for the most stylish of wedding guests. 


White wedding hats

Coast wedding hat with pink and green feather and bow detailing

Lisa Tan Bow And Mesh Feather Detail Wide Brim Hat - £152.20, Coast

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Coast wedding guest hat in white with black mesh bow

Lisa Tan Mesh Bow Wide Brim Hat - £125.10, Coast

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Phase Eight Wedding Hats

You’ll love Phase Eight wedding hats if you’re one to gravitate towards traditional styles. Hats have remained a staple accessory regarding wedding fashion and formal events, in general, for as long as we can remember - and Phase Eight is a brand that does it well. Whether you’re keen on colour or not - you can find something for everyone at Phase Eight. We love this bright green hat with a trendy statement bow for a spring and summer look, while this black and white fascinator-style hat with a 3d floral design fits perfectly in line with the monochrome spring/summer ‘24 trends!


Green Wedding Hat


Phase Eight wedding hat in green with statement bow

Statement Bow Hat - £119, Phase Eight

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Black Wedding Hat


Phase Eight wedding fascinator hat in black boater style with 3d white flower design

3d Flower Statement Boater Fascinator - £119, Phase Eight

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Hobbs Wedding Hats

The wide range of wedding hats available at Hobbs means you’ll never find yourself stuck for choice, no matter your style. Hobbs is another brand that does traditional wedding hats well, so if you’re looking for a timeless style, you’re in the right place! Sage green remains a popular colour for weddings, so you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous piece, which features an elegant sculptural bow design. For those searching for something darker in tone, navy wedding hats are a best-selling colour this season so far - meaning it’s the perfect time to treat yourself to this stylish navy fascinator hat just in time for your upcoming weddings! 

Sage green Wedding Hat


Hobbs wedding hat in sage green with statement bow

Julie Hat - £149, Hobbs

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Navy Wedding Hat


Hobbs fascinator wedding hat in navy with bow detail and feather trim

Gill Fascinator - £129, Hobbs

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Karen Millen Wedding Hats


Fascinator wedding hats

Fascinators are a great alternative to wedding hats; they provide the same look and aesthetic, all while, for the most part, effortless to wear - especially if you have a fancy hairdo! So, what’s the difference between a wedding hat and a fascinator? Fascinators tend to sit on a headband or hairclip that you can slip on top of your head or fasten at a suitable place to avoid ruining your extra-special hairstyle. But, for those who like the look of a hat but want the ease of a fascinator - whoever said you can’t have both? This large disc fascinator from Karen Millen is in a stylish monochrome (ideal for our trend-aware guests) and looks no different from a wedding hat! Karen Millen’s best-selling floral headband fascinator offers a stunning alternative for those looking for something different. 

Karen Millen large disc style fascinator wedding hat in monochrome

Grosgrain Trim Large Disc Fascinator - £89.25, Karen Millen

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Karen Millen fascinator wedding hat in ivory with decorative flower

Flower Trim Headband Fascinator - £84.15, Karen Millen

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LK Bennett Wedding Hats


Straw wedding hats

If your summer plans involve attending weddings and jetting off on holiday, you’re likely looking for a few ways to cut costs. A stylish wedding hat that can double up as your holiday/ summer hat is the perfect way to save more pennies and buy something you can re-wear and re-love over and over again! Straw hats are a summer staple, but we think they’ll be perfect for weddings too. From garden affairs to beach ceremonies, we adore this straw visor from LK Bennett with a beautiful chiffon navy tie. Otherwise, if you’re attending a wedding in the peak summer or maybe even a more tropical destination, you’ll love this classic floppy sunhat - ideal for dressing up or down. 

LK Bennett wedding hat in straw style with navy blue chiffon tie

Rosemary Large Straw Visor - £47, LK Bennett

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LK Bennett wedding hat in straw, floppy sun hat style

Saffron Straw Floppy Sun Hat - £55, LK Bennett

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Wedding Hats for Women, Mothers of the Bride, Guests & Beyond...

We hope our edit of the best wedding hats from some of our favourite retailers has helped you land your dream accessory for the big day! Accessories, like wedding hats, are the perfect way to revamp an outfit and make it feel all the more exciting. Killer accessories are everything - so it's always worth considering a wedding hat or a fascinator. Whether you've got your dress sorted or are at the very start of your shopping journey, we're here to help you every step of the way with our mother of the bride outfit ideas and best wedding guest dress selection, too. 

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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