Hat Fashion Trends 2016

When buying each season its good to get an insight into the colour trends and styles for 2016. As has been the current fashion for the last few seasons, there is a lot of headwear on bands or held in place by thin elastic, all quite substantial and certainly not fascinators – these are far bigger, and come in the form of discs and pillbox shapes.

Larger hats have been in the shadows for the past couple of years, but this season we are seeing designers introducing some fabulous hat styles and shapes with the Audrey Hepburn look and 1950’s styles and shapes.

Flowers and petals have appeared on quite a few of the collections with the emphasis being on sheer elegance and simplicity of style.

I have seen Hat Fashions 2016 in the hat world but red and purple, together with white, and navy all seem very popular – which has been echoed by the outfits coming into the studio – I have noticed that nude which has been at the forefront for the past few seasons has taken a back seat – but then its nice to have the option of something nude if you want a soft kind colour which goes with most outfits.

As for Royal Ascot well as normal anything goes and I am sure we are going to see yet more wonderful creations at this showcase event for British Millinery.

I always think elegance is key to any hat wearing event and as is the case with the races (especially Royal Ascot) a little bit of Wow factor thrown in for good measure.

Trends in Hat Fashions: 2015

There is nothing like a good hat – they are just so elegant and it never ceases to amaze me just what wonderful creations the designers come up with each year.

Often clients come to the On Your Head Be It studio for the first time saying hats don’t suit them, and it always makes me happy to prove them wrong – there is a hat for everybody and they just haven’t found the right one yet. A challenge I relish.

Fascinators are still worn, but have taken a back seat to the disc hat, which have become increasingly popular. Discs have the added advantage of giving that extra bit of height for those who need it, and are a good move for those not wanting a full hat – but something more than a fascinator.

Then there is the headpiece which tend to be based on a pillbox style easily worn with fine elastic that goes under the hair, many of these can be kept in the hair all day.

So there is lots of different things to choose from and at On Your Head Be It we will always endeavour to find the perfect hat for you.