If there is one item which epitomises the bride's mother it's the hat. Traditionally, millinery styles favoured at weddings are bold sinamay creations bursting with tulle, feathers and bow detailing – the more jaunty, embellished and sculpted, the better. This collection of hats ranges from budget styles to designs by some of Britain's most celebrated chapeliers…
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This exquisite, wide-brimmed creation from renowned milliner Nigel Rayment features fine layers of creped tulle bursting from a sheer sinamay lampshade style.
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Another Rayment creation, this time from a '94 collection.
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Ostrich feathers circle the upturned brim of this peppermint creation, softening the audacious design for a delicate edge.
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The fancy fascinator
Gaga would be impressed.
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This bold style from Vivien Sheriff's 2011 collection features rolls of red, white and black tulle sandwiched between a black-rimmed double brim like a deliciously posh bis
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Ostrich feathers again - this time showering from the underside of a jaunty plum disc, creating balance for the sleek, clean lines. From celebrated milliner Yvette Jelfs.
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Pretty in pink
This vibrant creation from Frances Heeley is a definite head-turner, but the shape and style is a wedding staple.
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This purple design features elements of high-style millinery to create a couture look for a highstreet budget.
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More for less
Another great wedding style for those on a budget. This asymetric style is available in a range of colour ways.
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This navy hat with chiffon-wrapped crown is a classy but modest style from Gina Bacconi.