Pillbox Wedding Hat - Wedding Pill Box Hat

A pillbox wedding hat is a classic style that is both vintage and modern because not every woman will choose to wear a bridal hat on her wedding day.  Wedding pill box hats with veil can be the perfect way to accessorize your bridal gown, whether you are wearing a shorter vintage dress or longer gown.  Pillbox hats can be handcrafted for you in any color and with any type of accent from a flower, to embroidered lace, a bridal brooch, and of course a birdcage veil. 

Below, white pillbox wedding hat with veil and feather flower fascinator:

pillbox wedding hat by www.EllenMarieDesign.com


Pill box bridal hats are handcrafted using a hatform, usually with a buckram base, covered in high quality fabric such as white or ivory silk.  Then, your embellishments are hand-sewn onto the hat.  The hat with veil can be made with a veil in any length or style from a French net hat veil to a longer veil made of bridal illusion tulle.  The veil can be attached to the hat and sewn into place as a permanent addition to your pillbox hat, or it can be made so the veil can be removable from the hat or flipped back following your ceremony.

Ellen Marie Design is a Portland, Oregon based designer of bridal hats, fascinators, veils, and other accessories. Custom wedding pillbox hats are just one of the many design options available from her design studio.

You can send your bridal gown photos directly to Ellen Marie at EllenMariePDX [at] gmail.com and together you will discuss your ideas and inspiration for the perfect wedding hat design: whether that is a classic pill box bridal hat, or a bridal fascinator of another shape or style.  All types of hat bases can be made from a small teardrop wedding hat, or round cocktail hat with veil, to a larger brimmed wedding hat such as a Derby hat style.

White Pillbox Wedding Hat with Veil by Ellen Marie Design

How to Wear a Pillbox Wedding Hat

The pillbox wedding hat can be attached to your hair using either a thin hat elastic which holds the hat securely into place, or small combs or clips can be placed underneath and attached to bridal loops.  The hat is typically made to rest on the top of your head in the center, but if you would like a smaller pill box bridal hat that sits off to one side, that could be created as well.

Vintage Pillbox Bridal Hats

If you are looking for a real vintage pillbox hat, contact Ellen Marie and she can assist in locating a true vintage hat from a vintage supplier or antique shop.  Then your pill box hat can be customized with your wedding details, a veil, or other embellishments like a bridal brooch or flower and feathers.

Below, real vintage (new old stock) ivory pillbox bridal hat with lace and flower detail with short ivory birdcage veil attached.
Real vintage pillbox wedding hat veil in ivory with lace and flower

History of the Pillbox Wedding Hat

The pillbox hat is described as "A small woman's hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides, and no brim." (Source: Wikipedia).  The pillbox hats have always been a popular style, but they were made famous in the United States in the 1960s by first-lady Jaqueline Kennedy.  Pillbox hats have also been worn as military style caps, and have been seen throughout history in fashion and costumes of all types.  The pillbox wedding hat is a great choice for a vintage wedding or since the hat shape and profile is so streamlined and elegant, it can also work with more modern designs.

If you would like to discuss your Pillbox Wedding Hat Design, please contact EllenMariePDX [at] gmail.com, or visit her online web shop at  www.EllenMarieDesign.com where you can browse her selection of bridal hats, wedding hats with veils, and fascinator hats.

Ellen delights in thrilling women and brides around the world with her commitment to affordable custom bridal design and exceptional customer service.

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