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Wedding fashion 2018: brides are ditching veils for modern hats

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 13/08/2018 Sabrina Carder

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In the past it has been customary to walk down the aisle wearing a sweeping white dress and matching elegant veil.

But, in recent years, modern brides have well and truly switched up wedding day style rules, banishing tradition bridal dresses for jumpsuits, capes and colour, as well as ditching veils for flower crowns or bedazzled headbands.

And, the sartorial alternatives just keep on coming.

From sleek white fedoras to floppy straw styles, bridal hats are the new 'it' wedding accessory in town. And, thanks to Instagram, the new trend has quickly picked up pace.

Emily Ratajkowski first bought the trend to our attention back in February when she married Sebastian Bear-McClard at New York City Hall in a very unconventional outfit.

The ensemble consisted of a £120 mustard suit from high-street shop Zara and a wide-brim black fedora hat adorned with a mini veil.

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Furthermore, the model isn't the only celebrity to take bridal headgear up a notch.

Millie Mackintosh opted for a similar bridal ensemble when she recently wed Hugo Taylor.

But, the 29-year-old managed to put a tradition spin on the suit and hat combination, sticking to an all-white colour scheme.

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The 'gram has also been filled with fashion-forward brides rocking the new must-have accessory.

For ultimate inspo check out hat enthusiast, Quigley Goode, who has served up numerous perfect bridal looks featuring extra large panama hats. Tempted? Us too.

Or, if you're feeling brave, you could make a real show-stopping entrance in an extra large straw hat like Danish model, Emma Leth, who paired a piece of Jacquemus headgear with a see-through wedding dress back in June.

So, if you want to elevate your bridal look this year, you now know how.

Related: 20 Old-Fashioned Wedding Traditions Nobody Does Anymore (Best Life)

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