Hats off to the Wedding Season!

Silk Avani Coat in Midnight Blue

With the wedding season imminent, we, at Shibumi, want to ensure you are dressed in style, colour and simple elegance to be confident, natural and happy in your outfit. We believe, wearing a headdress – fascinator, hat or hairstyle - always denotes a special event, especially a wedding event. We want to help you top off that Shibumi outfit to perfection! Here is our guide to inspire you to be confident and elegant.

Are you going to an Easter wedding? With Easter falling quite late this year, having a wide-brimmed hat will likely keep your face cool by providing some shade, but it can also protect your hairstyle should any April showers fall! Taller ladies benefit from smooth wide brims to frame the face and flatter the eyes, particularly if you've long hair worn down over the shoulders beneath it, or long earrings for those with shorter hairstyle. A beautiful coat like the Avani would beautifully enhance such accessories.
Silk Anya Jacket in Porcelain
Silk Nehru Coat in Avalon
A big hat worn stylishly with the Nehru Coat in Flame - Pantone colour of the Season!

Big hats look better on bigger heads, so if you're not tall you risk no one seeing your face. To that end for daintier features, neat fascinators and accessories with up-styles work best. This style compliments cropped jackets like our Juna Jacket shown below in Moonstone Silk. For late-Spring and Summer petite ladies should opt for collarless jackets such as our Bella Jacket being launched this Spring or perhaps the more striking fabric and style combination of Anya Jacket in Magnificent Teal: this would look fabulous with a cerise flower adorning a low side bun, or worn higher in shorter hair. Alternatively, if you'd like to instil a little nostalgia, then a cloche hat in a neutral colour would look superb with the Nehru Coat in Porcini, evoking the 1920s.

Note: If you're shopping online, you'll need to know your hat size: place the tape around your head, about an inch above your ear, circling it round your head, neither tight nor loosely. If you seem to be between sizes, buy the larger size... if needed, you can always stick 1/2 inch draught excluder inside the headband!
Silk Juna Jacket in Moonstone
Silk Anya Jacket in Magnificent Teal
Our New Silk Bella Jacket in Wonderland - being launched this Summer!
Ladies Nehru Coat in Porcini