What Style Tea Party Hat Should I Wear?

What Style Tea Party Hat Should I Wear?

The best tea party hats are those that exude elegance, style, and a touch of whimsy. They add a charming and sophisticated element to a tea party outfit, complementing the overall look and creating a fashionable statement. We want to share some popular styles and features of tea party hats with you. To help you choose the right one.

Wide-Brimmed Hats

Wide-brimmed hats are a classic choice for tea parties. They feature a large, circular brim that provides shade while adding a touch of drama to your outfit. Wide-brimmed hats can be made from a wide range of materials, such as straw, sinamay, or organza, and can be adorned with ribbons, flowers, feathers, or delicate lace. Here are some of our favorite wide-brimmed hats.

wide-brimmed hat
Wide-Brimmed Hat by Saferin
Champagne Colored Hat by Oridor
Pink and Black Chiffon covered Hat by Go Mai


Fascinators are also a popular option for tea parties. They are smaller, decorative headpieces that are often attached to a headband or secured in your hair with clips or combs. They are known for their intricate designs, featuring feathers, flowers, netting, beads, or veils. Fascinators offer a more compact and lightweight alternative to traditional hats, allowing for greater versatility in styling and easy pairing with various hairstyles. Here are some of our favorite ones.

Navy Fascinator with feathers by Lucky Leaf
Pink Net Fascinator by Saferin
Dark blue Fascinator with Net by TSStore

Pillbox Hats

Pillbox hats are a timeless and elegant choice for a tea party hat. They have a round shape that allows them to fit snugly on the head. Pillbox hats can be decorated with bows, veils, feathers, or jewelled embellishments. They are often made from materials like wool, felt, or satin, lending a polished and sophisticated look to the wearer. Here are some of our favorite pillbox hats for this season.

Dramatic Black Net Pillbox Hat by Cizone
Butterflies and Feathers make this Pillbox hat a stunning option

Floral Hats

Tea parties often feature an abundance of flowers, and incorporating floral motifs into hat designs is a popular choice. Floral hats can be created using real or artificial flowers, arranged in a wreath-like fashion around the crown or used as accents on brims or fascinators. These hats evoke a fresh and feminine vibe, embracing the beauty of nature. Here are some of our favorite options.

Make a statement with this beautiful Magnolia Hat
Classically making a statement in this black hat

Vintage-Inspired Hats

Drawing inspiration from bygone eras, vintage-inspired hats add a nostalgic touch to a tea party outfit. Styles like cloche hats from the 1920s, picture hats or Gainsborough hats from the Edwardian era, or 1950s-inspired pillbox hats evoke a sense of timeless glamour. Vintage hats often feature intricate details, such as delicate lace, feathers, bows, or netting, and they can be found in various materials, including straw, velvet, or satin. Here are some of our favorite vintage-inspired tea party hats.

Alternatives to Tea Party Hats

For a unique touch, consider turbans, headbands or feathers as interesting alternatives to tea party hats. These can be specially chosen to match your outfit, incorporating specific colors, fabrics, or embellishments. Wear a unique alternative that perfectly reflects your style and personality, ensuring you stand out at the tea party.

Remember, the best tea party hat is one that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and captures the essence of the occasion. Whether you opt for a wide-brimmed hat, a delicate fascinator, or a vintage-inspired design, choose a hat that suits your personal style and enhances your overall tea party outfit. Enjoy!

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