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Is this hat too mother of the bride?

(18 Posts)
Bostin Mon 19-Jun-17 18:19:26

Am off to Ascot this week and have bought a hat. The one I fell in love with was too expensive so I bought a compromise. But am worried that I have made a false economy and that it is too old for me and too conservative (I'm 42). I don't want to stand out from the crowd but I don't want to look like the queen either.
It's almost identical to the one attached. Please be honest.

jeaux90 Mon 19-Jun-17 18:27:59

I'm off there too on Saturday. I think it depends on the outfit. Does it look good with it? Do you feel good in it?

I went with something smaller (to avoid the dreaded air kissing grin)

I kind of fell in love with mine. It's the same blue as yours smile

DebiNewberry Mon 19-Jun-17 18:30:12

As you clearly don't love it, yes it is too Mob and too old for you...

Bostin Mon 19-Jun-17 18:31:33

I'm matched well with the hat. Shoes, bag, dress, hat all go well together colour wise I think.
The dress is vintage 1970s and very elegant.

Bostin Mon 19-Jun-17 18:33:38

Damn it. Going to try it all on again when DH gets home. Although he'd freely admit it's not his area of expertise.

jeaux90 Mon 19-Jun-17 18:34:24

Now you see with a vintage dress I bet it looks lovely. As a standalone photo it's quite wedding. If you feel fab then that's what matters

DebiNewberry Mon 19-Jun-17 18:49:25

Dress sounds beautiful, am sure you will know when it's all on - might be perfect with outfit asjeaux says

SaltySalt Mon 19-Jun-17 18:49:41

Can we see the dress?

jeaux90 Mon 19-Jun-17 18:56:17

Good idea salty

SomeOtherFuckers Mon 19-Jun-17 19:09:43

Fascinators look cheap .. I love a good MoB hat !

VerityHabitat Mon 19-Jun-17 19:11:23

Oooo I want to see the dress too.

Bostin Mon 19-Jun-17 19:20:08

Flipping heck I've just sweated myself into and out of the whole ensemble in order to show DH. (It's v hot in my bedroom). Should have taken a photo.
The whole thing together looked elegant rather than old fashioned I think.

needsomesunshineandwine Mon 19-Jun-17 19:43:59

Looks lovely, I bet you will look great.

heateallthebuns Mon 19-Jun-17 19:49:26

Photo please!

MrsMoastyToasty Mon 19-Jun-17 19:53:21

On a practical note a hat with a brim is the best way forward given this week's weather forecast. A fascinator won't stop you getting sunstroke

ScarlettDarling Mon 19-Jun-17 19:56:30

We need a photo! Just take a pic of the dress, save you wrangling yourself back into it!

Bostin Mon 19-Jun-17 20:07:28

Hanger doesn't do it justice

Maudlinmaud Mon 19-Jun-17 20:09:50

Go on Bostin post a wee pic. I love the races and I'm partial to a big hat.

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