Hello! Welcome to the online home of Get Dressy in the UK

This website invites you to look at many hats and headpieces hand made by Marion of HATS by Emelle.  If you would like to see enlarged pictures or multiple views please go to the  Contact Us  page and make a request remembering to quote the name of the hat.

We are happy to receive any queries on items on this website - see Contact Us.

Thank you for your interest and we hope you will visit us again.

HATS by Emelle are unique designs hand made just for YOU!   - just call/email to take a look at some designs - no obligation.   



JANUARY 2022 - Well we have not shaken off COVID_19 virus but are learning to live with it around us. Last year did in fact provide a few more opportunities to wear hats when restrictions were removed and weddings and the Races could take place again.  All those postponed weddings meant a few more bespoke hats and a few last minute hat hires! Looking forward to what 2022 brings.

JANUARY 2021 - YES the start of a NEW YEAR.  COVID _19 is still with us but through a long tunnel and end is within site, hopefully before the end of this year.  The need for wedding hats and races headpieces has been almost non-existent during this year but Marion has continued designing and creating headpieces.  Added to this the 2nd and 3rd half day teaching sessions were completed via Zoom. An excited student is currently finishing her trims for her very first piece of millinery. 

Below are pictures of 2 bespoke pieces completed in 2020 and a vibrant blue button hat which has been added to the Ready to Wear collection available for purchase via the Contact Us button.

April 2020 - The Coronavirus (COVID_19) Lock Down is with us all in the UK and across the world.  HATS by Emelle sends good wishes to all past and prospective customers at this difficult time.  Please keep safe and well.  If you are already suffering from the virus I wish you a steady and speedy recovery.

During this time HATS by Emelle is still able to take orders for bespoke hats.  I can work from photos and online video consultations and hats can be mailed out to you.  All precautions are taken in making and packing items for you to wear safely.

Please go to the Contact information to get in touch.      Meanwhile here is Pink Perfection completed in the work room.

June 2019 - Royal Ascot   Delighted to have supplied hats for Royal Ascot this year  Hired, purchased and re-trimmed.

 "I loved what you did with my hat and thought I’d send you a couple of photos, thank you so much for making me feel so smart on the day."   from BC.

April 7th - HATS by Emelle were delighted to supply headpieces for a Charity Fashion Show in aid of "Help the Child" in Wedmore, Somerset.  £4000 was raised.   

"WEAR a HAT DAY" 2019  - we are delighted to tell you we raised £230 at this event.    Thank you to all who came or who contributed from a distance.  

A fundraising event for Brain Tumour Research in Castle Cary, Somerset.  Thursday March 28th to Sunday 31st.  A drop-in event with a hat display of 60 hats and headpieces. Handmade by HATS by Emelle and 2 other milliners.  HATS to view; HATS to TRY; HATS to hire; HATS to BUY.

July 2018 - Have you met 'FAIRGROUND' ?  This fibre optic creation was displayed at an ArtWalk catwalk event in lieu of real fireworks!

Activate the fibre-optics when you are wearing the headpiece.....give everyone a surprise!

2017 - HATS by Emelle now has full colour photographic books of the wide variety of headpieces which have been created during recent years. These books can be viewed in some of the outlet businesses or sent on request.

June 1st 2017

HATS by Emelle was Featured in The Bath Magazine June edition

  'EVA'                                                            'BRIDGET' &'MICHELLE'

- Stylist Natasha Musson & Photographer Toby Merritt          HATS by Emelle

March 31st 2017

 “WEAR A HAT DAY” event in aid of BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH to be held at the Angel Cafe in the centre of MERE, Wiltshire.     We are pleased to announce that £270 was raised at this event. Thank you to all who came and contributed. 

2016 -  I am delighted to say that HATS by Emelle has 4 hats selected for the International Designer Hat Exhibition 9th - 11th October during the London Hat Week 2016.    International Designer Hat Exhibition 


In March 2015 our “WEAR A HAT DAY” event in aid of BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH was a great success and lots of fun.  Our final total raised has now reached £1050.

2015 to 2017 increased our range of smaller hats and fascinators and we now offer the  opportunity to HIRE.

We continue to offer  - 'ADAPT-a-HAT' where we re-vamp your old favourite just for YOU!


Please read a few words from previous customers.....

From TS.......

“Hi Marion,

.......................................my wonderful hat piece with my outfit.              Thank you again. 

You made me feel so welcome and relaxed when we first met and your skills at hat making were obvious when I looked through your books and I instantly knew I had come to the right person. 

Your patience and understanding of what I wanted was invaluable when helping me to make the right decision about the final head piece.

I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone who needed a hat or an alteration. 

Kind Regards

T S “

From AB.......

"Have a look at the gorgeous hat I wore for my wedding at Gants Mill last May. I loved it to bits. I bought my dress then took it to Marion Lowe who made this hat in the same colours. Please tell the ladies in your family about her, so they don't have to put up with any old shop hat. Marion lives in Castle Cary and makes all sorts of stunning hats, as well as dinky little ones like mine. I felt a million dollars in it."

From JP…….Thank you  Marion. Xxxxx and I are delighted with the hat. It really is stunning. I am more than happy to pass on your details.”

From CL…….”We had a wonderful day, full of love and happiness.  ……. many people congratulated me on my hat and I felt comfortable in it throughout the day.  I will certainly recommend you to friends in the area”.

From J…….Now  to some feedback on the hat.  I thought it was stunning, but others shared my opinion.  My husband told me I was the best dressed and most beautiful woman there and that the hat made the outfit. My daughter in law (the bride) said the same thing. My stepson (the groom), who had specifically asked me to wear a hat, said it looked gorgeous.

From CP......“It's just amazing thank you again”

........  and "However, the photographer (a woman), who not only took the formal photos, but also mingled taking informal ones, came up to me and said:- "I must have a photograph of you. You're the best dressed guest here and your hat is to die for".

…………. the outfit was lovely, but the hat certainly made it and was the crowning glory.

Warm thanks from a customer FD...."Anyway thank you once again for my lovely hatinator that you so lovingly made for me."


Are YOU ready for standing out in the crowd?  Meet "ORANGIA", "PATRICIA" and "PHOEBE"  - recent additions to our 'HAT' family!