Wearing hats to church is a very old tradition, and many women still wear church hats to services. A hat adds a touch of style to any church dress or suit, and wearing one is a great way to show off your individuality as well. There are many retailers online where you can find church hats, in addition to local storefronts that carry them.
In most department or clothing stores, you will find a limited number of church hats in a few styles and colors. These may be in a separate section of the store along with other accessories, or you might find them beside racks of church dresses and suits. You can find church hats in stores that come in a variety of colors to match some of the clothing items the store sells, in addition to the basic colors such as white, red, and black. Some may be more embellished than others, such as ones adorned with rhinestones. You will likely be able to find some simple styles that will match a basic church suit or dress.
A specialty hat shop, or millinery shop, is another option to look for church hats. Large cities are most likely to have a millinery shop, but you may not find one in your immediate area. Millinery shops sell a number of church hats in a variety of styles. Some are easily altered to fit your head. A millinery shop can also custom make a hat for you based on the style and colors that you choose, along with your preferred adornments. They will also fit the hat for your head, so you’ll have a better fit than if you buy an off the rack hat.
Another option for buying church hats is shopping online. There are a large number of online retailers who sell only hats, and church hats are a large portion of their stock. On an online hat site, you can find many varieties of hats, including the most popular designs of pillbox and straw hats. Pillbox hats are smaller and are pinned to the wearer’s hair to hold them in place. They are often made of wool, fur, satin, or metallic fabrics and often include a bow design. Straw church hats are the other type most commonly found online, and they come in many colors of natural or dyed straw, along with ribbons, bows, flowers, and many other adornments. Other online sites may carry both dresses and suits in addition to church hats so that you can buy your entire outfit in one place.