Hats set off special occasion wear wonderfully well and are fantastically fun to wear. Yet how big does your hat need to be? Well as much as it comes down to personality, our selection of Nigel Rayment hats are often carefully matched with our select range of designer mother of the bride outfits and evening wear. Finding the right proportion is a finely honed skill you’d expect from a milliner in London, and you can take expert advice from our specialist stylists to discover the right head piece from our designer and couture hats. It is well known that the mother of the bride will choose from the myriad of designer hats to mark her daughter’s wedding and a wide sweeping brim topped with delicate feathers is almost expected. There are times when the seemingly simple fascinator adds the dash of elegance required for a garden party. The biggest day of year for hat shops in London is of course Ascot (although the forthcoming Royal wedding will skew the trend this year). This is the event when women hope their hats for Ascot will be more sumptuous, more dazzling than any other. It is the time of year when a hat can never be too big.