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Floral Hat Masterpiece: A DIY Tutorial for Steeplechase Fashion

Ladies, it's time to dust off your fanciest hat and prepare for Steeplechase! It's not enough to just wear a hat, why not take it to the next level with...

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Now, let's talk about hats. While the tradition of wearing hats to Steeplechase predates the modern era, the trend of wearing large, elaborate hats can be traced back to the 1960s and 1970s. During this time, Steeplechase was becoming more popular in Nashville society, and women began to use the event to showcase their fashion sense and social status. Today, the tradition of wearing hats to Steeplechase continues, with attendees competing to see who can create the most creative and stylish head wear.

No Steeplechase outfit is complete without a statement hat, this year, we love Western styles and unconventional looks. Think wide-brimmed sun hats and expecially cowboy hats. When it comes to dresses, we're all about the flowers. Whether you prefer a bold, bright print or something more subtle, a floral dress is the perfect choice for Steeplechase. Of course, not every Steeplechase outfit has to involve a dress. If you're more of a pants girl, consider a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg trousers.

Now, we've got an idea to really make your look stand. Because flowers are a gals best friend! Create a fresh floral arrangement on the side of your hat to add a touch of elegance and whimsy to your Steeplechase outfit. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own:

Materials:

  • A hat with a flat or slightly curved brim
  • Floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Fresh flowers and greenery of your choice (smaller blooms and buds work best)
  • Optional: hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

  1. Choose your hat: Select a hat with a flat or slightly curved brim that will serve as the base for your floral arrangement.
  2. Choose your flowers: Select fresh flowers and greenery of your choice. Smaller blooms and buds work best for this project, as they are easier to work with and won't overpower the hat.
  3. Prepare your flowers: Cut the stems to about 2-3 inches. Remove leaves or thorns from the branches, as they interfere with the arrangement.
  4. Create a wireframe: Cut a length of floral wire and shape it into a circle that fits the brim of your hat. This will serve as the foundation for your arrangement.
  5. Attach the flowers: Using floral tape, attach the flowers and greenery to the wireframe. Start with the larger flowers and then fill in with the smaller blooms and buds. If necessary, use a hot glue gun to secure any loose stems or flowers.
  6. Finishing touches: Once your arrangement is complete, give it a final once-over to make sure everything is secure and in place. You can also add a ribbon or bow to the hat for extra flair.

And there you have it! With these tips, you're sure to turn heads and make a statement

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