Beautiful Easter Sunday Hats That’ll Complete Your Holiday Outfit
The church pews on Easter Sunday are packed with more pastel smocks, seersucker suits, strings of pearls, and over-the-top hats than any other Southern occasion. We remember getting just as excited for our new Easter outfit as dyeing the eggs or ripping into our candy-packed Easter basket. (Though, at times, the puffy sleeves or stiff material gave more grief than anticipated.) On Easter, we know that the little girls are going to be topped with puffed-up bows and little boys cinched with dapper bow ties—and that the church hats are about to take up some major space! These hats—wide-brims, cloches, lampshades, fascinators, and pillboxes—give a splash of style to our Sunday best, while paying respect to Christian tradition. The practice of covering one’s head for church originally came from the Bible, after all—1 Corinthians 11, to be precise. We’ve just put our Southern spin on the concept, much like the many other things we like to jazz up with a sprinkling of Texas Pete or Old Bay, except with lush flowers, delicate feathers, and big bows. Easter is the time to tie your best Sunday ensemble together with a statement-making church hat, whether a bright pastel, fun pattern, or larger-than-life silhouette. Here are some of our favorite picks to complete your Easter Sunday outfit this spring.
Oversized Bow Floppy Hat
Buy It: $10.99; amazon.com
Stay neutral, but feminine with this floppy hat that has a preppy, statement-making bow. It adds a bit of elegance and fun to any Easter outfit.
Bright White Topper
Buy It: $16; amazon.com
The fresh springtime look of this white, shantung-like hat feels youthful and bright. It’ll look amazing with a pastel or Lily Pulitzer-esque patterned Easter dress!
Natural Wide-Brim Hat
Buy It: $145; etsy.com
This tightly woven custom hat looks so classically Southern, complete with a faux flower and a bow. This warm, natural-toned hat will make you look stylish and sophisticated.
Pastel Yellow Wide-Brim Hat
Buy It: $79; etsy.com
Nothing says Easter quite like this soft yellow! You’ll be the talk of the pews in this showstopper.
Metallic Organza Cloche Hat
Buy It: $68; dullards.com
This silky gray dress hat provides the perfect finishing touch to any Easter church ensemble. A large bow and feather detail adds some personality to the simple gray silhouette.
Monogramed Bow Hat
Buy It: $60; tnuck.com
Go fully Southern with bows and monograms in this straw hat that works with your spring and summer outfits just perfectly!
Flouncy Chiffon Wide-Brim Hat
Buy It: $12.99; amazon.com
This hat looks romantic and ethereal with its use of pastels and flouncy chiffon fabric. If you’re wearing a dress that’s ivory or any pastel, this hat will complement it perfectly, while making an envy-worthy statement.
Chiffon Flower Cloche
Buy It: $24.99; amazon.com
This bright pink hat also comes in a more subdued shades, but we love the pop of color if you’re wearing a neutral dress or suit. This cloche definitely works best for the dressier church services.
Blushing Broad Brim
Buy It: $198; nordstrom.com
The hefty price tag on this broad-brim hat works for the woman who likes to travel with a fabulous hat that can easily go from Easter Sunday to afternoon tea to the Sea Island cabana. Reviewers rave about the durability of this hat, along with its timeless appeal.
Gray Organza Hat
Buy It: $11; amazon.com
This airy organza hat looks fitting for spring with its light, see-through material. It comes in an array of fun colors, but this smoky gray caught our attention as a subdued, but interesting option.
Lace Flower Cloche Hat
Buy It: $28; jcpenney.com
A classic straw hat is given an elegant upgrade with a beautiful lace flower.
Linen Wide-Brim Hat
Buy It: $17; amazon.com
Nothing says spring quite like this happy yellow, but this soft linen hat comes in plenty of colors to make matching your Easter outfit a breeze. We’re eyeing the fun orange and hot pink!
Buy It: $27.50; zappos.com
Look classy and timeless in this tan-colored cloche hat witha bow. It adds a subtle, vintage touch and goes with any outfit, bright or neutral!
Mauve Floral Ribbon Hat
Buy It: $16.99; amazon.com
Mauve—this dusty pink hue—makes this traditional silhouette modern and on-trend.
Feathered Gauzy Cloche
Buy It: $60; amazon.com
Step outside of the pastels-only box! The feather and ribbon details finish off this pretty purple look.
Buy It: $55; jcpenney.com
This bow-trimmed hat goes very Audrey Hepburn, and what better way to make an entrance into Easter Sunday church? We love the style and sophistication of this look and think it would go just perfectly with a string of pearls.
Bright Bow Hat
Buy It: $30; amazon.com
This peachy dress hat is a fresh, bright color for spring. A more elaborate bow makes this hat perfect for the most outgoing, dressy church ladies this Easter.
Satin Rose Flip Brim Cloche
Buy It: $14.99; amazon.com
Choose from seven great color options with this sophisticated hat. The crochet lace gives it a feminine touch.
Black and White Lampshade Hat
Buy It: $155; easy.com
This larger-than-life silhouette gives you a classic style and a dramatic finishing touch that isn’t overboard with color.
Ivory Pillbox Hat
Buy It: $135; etsy.com
This classic style has been seen on everyone from Jackie O. to Duchess Kate, and we’re thinking it’s time to bring it back mainstream. This pillbox hat is the perfect size and comes in a few different colors!
Buy It: $9; amazon.com
We often see this elegant style on British royals for weddings and church services. A fascinator sits delicately on top of your head, slightly skewed to one side. This flower and feather detailed fascinator is the perfect touch of pastel for your Easter Sunday ensemble.
Wide Brim Organza Flower Hat
Buy It: $15.99; amazon.com
This beautiful organza flower is almost as beautiful as the real thing. Available in eight different shades.
Straw Hat withPolka Dot Bow
Buy It: $120; jcpenney.com
If you're wearing a solid color dress, pair with with this patterend hat to complete your Easter ensemble.