17 Hats You Can Wear To A Wedding (And The Kentucky Derby!)

Let’s be real — The Kentucky Derby isn’t all about horses. What we really tune in to see are all of the super stylish hats! But why keep these race-track staples reserved for one day a year? Hats are the perfect accessory for a spring or summer wedding. Here, we rounded up a handful of chic chapeaux we promise will buy you some major wedding guest style cred without stealing the spotlight.

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Asymmetric Fancy Bow Straw Hat

How to wear it: Pair this fun feminine hat with a flirty A-line or shift dress in a floral or striped print. Then throw on a pair of classic heels for a polished look.

Where to buy: Kate Spade New York, $98, NeimanMarcus.com
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Honey Sun Hat

How to wear it: This sunny Eugenia Kim hat is the perfect accessory for a navy, yellow or floral maxi dress.

Where to buy: Eugenia Kim, $340, Barneys.com
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Border Stripe Floppy Straw Hat

How to wear it: A simple straw sun hat is the perfect entry-level hat. Try it with an airy pleated midi skirt in a pastel color with a pretty blouse and heels.

Where to buy:Gap, $30, Gap.com
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'Drama' Floppy Hat

How to wear it: Add a chic edge to any style with this navy Nordstrom number. Pair it with gold accents like a layered necklace, cuff bracelet or a statement ring for a glam, sophisticated look.

Where to buy: Nordstrom, $78, Nordstrom.com
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Specked Straw Panama Hat

How to wear it: Give your sundress the perfect boho-chic touch with a straw boater hat. Keep the look polished and put-together with a smart A-line and tailored crop jacket.

Where to buy: ASOS, $22.58, ASOS.com
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Ali Panama Cap

How to wear it: For a modern twist on this classic ladylike chapeau, skip the dainty floral prints, lace and long hemlines. Opt for modern shapes, prints or colors -- like a loose-fitting dress with an asymmetric hemline or geometric prints -- for an edgy vibe. And here a great hairstyle is a must: like loose romantic curls or waves.

Where to buy: Muhlbauer, $322, Modaoperandi.com
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Toquilla Straw Panama Hat

How to wear it: A colorful printed dress would work nicely with this Sensi Studio panama hat. The look is fresh and very boho.

Where to buy: Sensi Studio, $140, Net-a-porter.com
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Rarotonga Sun Hat

How to wear it: This striped sun hat is surprisingly versatile -- go for solid colors to avoid a look that's too distracting (or over-the-top).

Where to buy: Anthropologie, $58, Anthropologie.com
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Cecily Sunhat

How to wear it: A flirty black eyelet dress will keep this Eugenia Kim striped sun hat feeling playful, yet stylish.

Where to buy: Eugenia Kim, $98, Saksfifthavenue.com
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Colorblock Stripe Floppy Hat

How to wear it: Blue color blocking brings a bright pop of color. The only rules to pulling this one off: Keep your look simple with like colors and stay away from bold, loud prints.

Where to buy: Jonathan Adler, $88, Bloomingdales.com
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Tilda Straw Cloche

How to wear it: Bring a classic, ladylike touch to any outfit with a lightweight straw cloche. Wear it with a A-Line dress with a peter pan collar and pleated skirt. Studded leather sandals and an interesting cuff will keep the look feeling fresh and contemporary.

Where to buy:Anthropologie, $48, Anthropologie.com
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Garden Girl Straw Bowler

How to wear it: A boyish hat style with feminine floral accents like this one would look great with flowy fabrics in pastel hues.

Where to buy: Forever21, $12.80, Forever21.com
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Moss Fedora

How to wear it: This pastel purple fedora could not be more on-trend for summer. Pair with a dainty floral print for an edgy, feminine look.

Where to buy: Yestadt Millinery, $390, Yestadtmillinery.com
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Lemon Embroidered Straw Fedora

How to wear it: This borrowed-from-the-boys sunny citrus hat would pair well with a shirt, sheath or A-line dress with a subtle print or solid color in navy, light green or yellow.

Where to buy: kate spade new york, $98, KateSpade.com
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Andriana Hat

How to wear it: This understated sun hat works with just about any outfit -- from a graphic midi dress to a playful romper.

Where to buy: Helen Kaminski, $220, Bloomingdales.com
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Bowknot Sun Hat

How to wear it: The neutral color on this bow-embellished hat will pair well with just about any color -- from a purple crocheted lace pencil dress to a yellow maxi dress.

Where to buy: Anthropologie, $118, Anthropologie.com
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Straw Roll Brim Boater Hat

How to wear it: A boho-chic boater hat looks polished and pretty with a smart A-line dress and crop jacket.

Where to buy: ASOS, $22.58, ASOS.com

 

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