Vintage Hats and Headbands | Retro Bridal Inspiration
Photos by | Velvet Storm Photography

vintage hats and headbands

Vintage hats and headbands were common staples in 20th century women's fashion and I'm very excited to report are making a huge comeback!  Nothing says glamour and class quite like a petite hat and for that I applaud the British designer herself, Gina McAdam.  Gina designs and handcrafts unique vintage head wear for brides and retro enthusiasts with the finest sourced vintage fabrics, antique jewelry and beading.  All her designs can be found and purchased on her shop page here.  Special thanks to Velvet Storm Photography for yet another amazing submission! Keep scrolling to see all my favorites!  Enjoy!

'Fascinating' Brides

Bridal fascinators and pill box hats are beautiful alternatives to traditional veils and flowers.  The most simple of dresses can be transformed paired with these unique headpieces that feature different fabrics, beads, and bows.  And it's also a wonderful way to add little splashes of color and texture to your wedding style.  

bridal fascinator
bridal fascinator headpiece
eclectic bridal fascinator
art deco vintage pill box hat
1920's vintage hat
white bridal pill box hat

Vintage Hats and Headbands | Feathery Flappers

Thanks to newly released films and television shows like the Great Gatsby and Boardwalk Empire, the flapper chic style is on the rise.  The 1920's were a booming time period where young women showed off their wealth by wearing revealing lace and fringe dresses, fur stoles and extravagant beaded headpieces with feathers.  If you are having a Gatsby or art deco themed wedding, these headpieces are perfect for you!

vintage red fascinator hat with white feather
vintage black fascinator with dramatic white feather
black flapper style headband
feather beaded pill box hat
white flapper headband

Nostalgic Sophistication

Moving right along to the era of the 40's and 50's, women toned down the glamorous look of the former decades with a more floral, sophisticated style.  This is the age of Leave It To Beaver, when wives did housework in dresses and heels and always had dinner ready when their husbands arrived home from a long days work.  The gorgeous designs below are inspired by the great beauties of the era like Jackie O., Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.  These fashion icons were the very definition of class and even though they dressed modestly, they oozed sex appeal and are still influencing wedding trends today.  

striped pill box vintage hat
floral vintage pill box hat with striped bow
vintage bridal pill box hat
floral bird print pill box hat
vintage striped pill box hat
floral vintage fascinator

Speakeasy Glam

If sexpot siren is more your style, consider these edgy headpieces tailored for the adventurous fashion enthusiast.  The age of jazz and underground partying is the inspiration behind these pieces and designed specifically for the beautiful vixen who likes to have fun.  These are great pieces that can be incorporated into your bachelorette attire.  Paired with a vintage hairstyle and red lip you'll be sure to sizzle in one of these designs!

retro musical vintage pill box hat
retro dj wearing red pill box hat
retro pill box fascinator hats

Hope you enjoyed these gorgeous vintage hats and headbands!  Leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you!

retro fascinator hats


Photography | Velvet Storm Photography
Hats | Gina McAdam
Hair & Make Up | Fine to Fabulous Hair & Makeup
Clothing | Lesley's Girl Vintage
Location | Gildredge Manor
Location Sourcing | Espresso Events
Love Signs | Doris Loves
Chair Supplied by | Clifford Upholstery
Models | Chez Taylor-Francis & Sophie Tott 

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