All Hats and Headpieces available for nationwide delivery, year round on Mail Order or Collect. The ONLY Ladies Hat Hire in Ascot. For Royal Ascot Races we have the Pick Up and return on the Day service.
Planning on attending an Autumn / Winter wedding in 2021 (playing catch up on all the weddings backlogged since March 2020). Mother of the Bride, or wedding guests, view our newest additions available to buy in lush winter fabrics, velvet, and winter hues. Can't find your colour? Ask if we can custom make.
We are the Only Mens Top Hat Hire in Ascot, for Royal Ascot Races. Book in Advance - Collect and Return on the Day. Mens Wool, Fur Melusine, Grey Wool and Vintage Silks available. Available for Weddings and other events throughout the year by Mail Order. Prices start at £25.00 for the Wool Felt.
The American print company Pantone have announced their choice for 2021. In the past typically selecting just one color - for 2021 (just as they did in 2016) Pantone have announced two colors for Color of the Year 2021: PANTONE Ultimate Gray and PANTONE Illuminating Yellow. After the turmoil of 2020, the global color authority selected two contrasting colors that join forces to support and complement each other. Ultimate Gray is fairly neutral evoking feelings of dependability and resilience, while Illuminating is a cheery yellow that’s bright and sunny with an overall optimistic feel. Brought together, the color pairing offers hope and stability.
Yellow isn’t a colour that you typically see everyone wearing. People see it as bright, loud, and in-your-face. It’s a bold colour, and most consider it something you wouldn’t wear if trying to play it safe. Consider your outfit well though, and yellow - the colour of the mind and intellect, associated with optimism and a cheerful disposition - isn't so difficult to pair into your outfits after all. Read the "Hatista's" outfit suggestions for Yellow.
Pantone first colour of the year was named back in 2000, and was Cerulean Blue. The colour for the Millennium, chosen for its calming effect. This crisp blue recalls the sky on a clear sunny Spring day. A soothing shade to those that seek inner peace and tranquility. Cerulean blue has again been picked in the Pantone top 10 Colour list for 2021, and for many seeking the comfort, peace, hope and tranquility after the pandemic in 2020, Cerulean blue could be the colour that provides us with this. Read the "Hatista's" tips on wearing Blue.
Find the prospect of having to wear a hat daunting? In the planet of fashion known as racewear, a hat can make or break an outfit. But in an age when few are accustomed to wearing millinery in our day-to-day lives, choosing a hat for the races can be daunting. Read the "Hatista's" Face Shape tips.
Dressing accordingly is an essential part of Royal Ascot Races. Whether you're enjoying the day from the Royal Enclosure or Grandstand (renamed for 2016 as the Queen Anne Enclosure), there's a strict dress code for both ladies and gentleman, to maintain high standards and tradition at the Berkshire racecourse. See the "Hatista's" Royal Ascot Outfit Tips and Ideas
Pantone have named the colour of the year for 2020, as CLASSIC BLUE. A reliable colour between Royal and Navy. A colour we all know, wear, understand and trust. A colour that is season less.
The American print company, which chooses a new shade every year, says that it is a “timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity. A solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on.”
Classic Blue is a versatile shade, in between Royal and Navy. Almost a French Navy. Classic Blue is a shade of Blue that takes on distinct appearances through application to different materials, finishes and textures from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens and high-tech materials. Read the "Hatista's" outfit suggestions for Classic Blue.
Spring and Summer might be the most popular seasons to tie the knot, but Winter has its own charm and romance making it a magical time for weddings.
If you're attending a winter wedding, the number of colour combinations are more than you thought. Flatter the bride and groom, showing them you’ve been creative with your efforts for their big day. Experiment with new shapes and wintry colours. All jewel colours work well in winter, or the colours of fallen leaves. See the "Hatista's" Winter Wedding Outfit Ideas
In the Press
“Guess what's just opened in Ascot? Our first hat shop. For crying out loud, how come no one's thought to do this before?
More behatted heads than anywhere else in the world descend upon Ascot for five days every year and ladies of a certain disposition will always be prone to an additional purchase. It's so blindingly obvious, it's almost annoying.
It just proves that a lot of the time you can make hard work out of looking for the next best thing when it might be right under your nose all the time. Helmet shop in Silverstone, anyone?
Or if you really want to make a killing, a pasty and tea shop combined - and as close to my front door as possible.“
— Chris Evans (TV Presenter, DJ and Journalist) - Daily Mail
“My wife has never been that fond of hats, so that's something she's had to go out and find, and I think she's chosen very well.“
— Dennis Gethin, President of the Welsh Rugby Union in interview to Press at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William + Kate Middleton.
Princess Eugenies Royal Wedding
Most Popular Hire Hats
Below is just a tiny selection of our most popular Designer Hats and Headpieces available for Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Wedding Guests or a Day at the Races. To view the FULL RANGE goto the "Ladies Hat Hire" from the Top Menu Bar and select Hats or Headpieces.