The Perfect Hats to Wear for the Royal Wedding

Seattle milliners are keeping the British tradition alive

By Andrew Hoge

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April 30, 2018

This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the May 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe.

This month’s nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have many eagerly awaiting what’s sure to be a fashion extravaganza, with designer gowns, twinkling (crown) jewels and the de rigueur accessory: decorative headwear.

Whether you’re a fan of the pillbox hat that was favored by Jackie O or of an embellished fascinator, a talented community of Northwest-based milliners is keeping this British wedding tradition alive here at home. “A well-chosen fascinator is the perfect chic accessory to gracefully complete your ensemble,” says Marie Conrad, owner of Spokane-based heirloom accessory studio Emici Livet.

Throw your hat into the ring with a few of our favorite local custom designs. 

Plum-colored velvet bloom with crystal center on a headband, by Spokane’s Marie Conrad, $325, available online only at Emici Livetemicilivet.com.

“Pretty in Blue” handmade blue cocktail hat with silk floral and decorative bird details, $375, Kelly Christy Hats, by appointment. Ballard, 2032 NW 59th St.; 212.965.0686; Facebook, “Kelly Christy Hats” (other styles also available at Hitchcock in Madrona)

“Rochelle” silk pillbox hat with hand-dyed red roses and full cage blusher, $510, deVuono Hats, by appointment. Wallingford, 3711 Carr Place N; 206.633.2421; devuonohats.com.

 

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