You have the perfect outfit.  Just the right sundress to wear with your wide-brimmed hat to that function on Sunday.  The new fascinator to wear out with the girls on Saturday.  It's important for your attire to match, but do you have the right hairstyle to match your hat?

Cloche:  Wear your hair with relaxed curls for a soft feel.  You can also tuck your hair under to give it a Flapper appearance.

Fascinator:  A bun can be worn with a fascinator.  This is an easy style for most women to accomplish.  However, you can put a twist to your bun.  It can be tight, loose with curls, or you can add braids to it.  Hair can also be worn loose.  Loose hair is just as beautiful as an updo.

Pill Box:  A french twist is an elegant way to wear this hat.  Wearing your hair down with waves would give an old Hollywood feel to your outfit.  Tight buns also give a classic appearance.

At the end, it really doesn't matter what style you should wear with your hat.  Hats are accessories to be worn to adorn your outfit.  These items are meant to complement your personality and style.

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In today's blog post, we will explain the difference between a Fascinator and a Pill Box.  Both hats are worn by women.  However, these two styles are very different.

A Fascinator is an ornamental headpiece that is typically worn on the right side of the head.  It is attached by a hair clip, small comb, or headband.  Fascinators are worn to weddings, church, and cocktail parties.  They are popular at horse races such as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, or steeplechases such as the Maryland Hunt Cup.  Brides commonly wear fascinators instead of veils on their big day.  These headpieces are usually decorated with flowers, feathers, and beads.

A Pill Box is a small hat adorned by women.  This hat has no brim, and features a flat top and upright sides.  The pill box became popular with First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.  These hats are constructed out of a variety of materials, including velvet, wool and an assortment of animal furs.

As always, Geaux Chapeaux designs and sells many different styles of hats to fit your needs.

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With the Royal Wedding just hours away and wedding season here, now is the time to discuss hat etiquette at weddings.  We will provide you will five tips on wedding hat etiquette.

1.  If you are the Bride, please let guests know of the dress code.  Dress code also includes hats!  This is normally announced eight weeks out from the wedding day.

2.  The Mother of the Bride's hat should be larger than the Mother of the Groom's.  The exception to this is if the Bride and Groom are hosting the wedding.  In this case, both Mothers can wear equal hats.

3.  Men should always take their hats off when going indoors.  There is no exception to this rule.

4.  Ladies should mimic the Mother of the Bride's hat behavior.  If she removes her hat, then you should do so as well.  If she puts her hat on, then you should put your hat back on too.

5.  Pick your hat carefully.  Wear a hat that you enjoy, but yet allows you to greet others.  Keep in mind that wide-brimmed hats often get in the way of hugs and social kisses.

We hope that these tips help guide you to wearing a hat at a wedding.  Enjoy shopping for your hat, and enjoy the special occasion.  If you need help selecting a hat for a Big Day, Geaux Chapeaux is here to help you with your needs.

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Starting the week off in front of Buckingham Palace. My hat is worn by brittany_ taylor_rhodes producer of Good Morning America. Watch all week for more hats worn by Adrienne Bankert @abontv

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Want to stand out from the crowd at the next big event?

Choose from a fine selection of hats from Geaux Chapeaux for your next appearance at the races. For the latest selection of our hats, visit us on Etsy

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The Hats Off Festival is fast approaching. For a unique and custom look and style, turn to Geaux Chapeaux Millinery for your track fashion desires.

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One of our customers bought two custom hats to wear at the 2017 Preakness Stakes.

If you'd like a custom hat designed for the Belmont States or Saratoga track season, contact me at

Visit our Etsy shop for our most recent creations.

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While we work on adding more hats to our website, visit us at our Etsy shop to see some of our newest designs.

Etsy - Geaux Chapeaux

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Get yourself a fresh look for your day at the Saratoga Race Course.  Look good for the Travers or any other day out at the track or about town in Saratoga Springs

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Look outside, today is a gorgeous day. Go outside and play today. Maybe go to a party. Get a hat to keep you cool. Maybe even get a hat to keep your friend cool.

There a a variety of hats in all different sizes, textures, colors. Go to the featured page or go to the season-summer collection and find the perfect one for you! 

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