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Rome's First and Finest Bridal Shop

We Offer Wedding Gowns, Tuxedos, and More

Top Hat Formal Wear
Top Hat Formal Wear

Dress Your Best for Your Special Occasion

Is your wedding day coming up? Visit Top Hat Formal Wear and Bridal Shop in Rome, Georgia! We have a unique selection of bridal and formal wear perfect for your upcoming events.

"It was a great experience! I was nervous nothing would fit my body type and I would look terrible in everything, but they made me very relaxed and worked with me so well. They were such a pleasure to work with!"

Haley T.

"I had a great experience finding my wedding dress at Top Hat Formal Wear! The atmosphere, the consultants, and the dresses were all amazing! I'm excited to go again for my bridesmaids dresses!"

Bethany W.

"Molly was an absolute angel! I am so thankful for her and all her help. She listened to my needs and wants and made me feel so special today. She made sure I wasn’t leaving without my dream dress in hand. This 2024 bride is so thankful for Top Hat and Molly, and I just cannot thank them enough!"

Brianna L.

"Molly was so knowledgeable and patient during my appointment! She gave just enough input to where I felt informed but not pushed one way or another! A wonderful experience!"

Gracie P.

"Molly was absolutely lovely! She was super easy to talk to and made this whole process so laid back and fun. I never felt uncomfortable or rushed. They had an amazing selection of dresses in all different styles. So grateful I found my dress at a local shop. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!"

Caitlyn F.

"Molly was by far the sweetest and most helpful person I could’ve asked for to help me pick out my wedding dress."

Jamie S.

"Top Hat was great! Molly helped me find my perfect dress! Their process was easy and my dress arrived sooner than expected. I highly recommend these girls!"

Sarah S.

"Molly was absolutely wonderful! She was very helpful & very in tune to what I was looking for! She never pulled a bad dress for me! I had such a easy & super fun time & I couldn’t recommend her & her business more!"

Kameron L. 

"The staff was so kind and helpful. They worked with my budget, pulled great dresses and gave me the environment and space I needed to make a decision I’m confident with. I said yes, and it is a great feeling!"

Whitney S.

"Molly was my stylist when I came to try on wedding dresses for the 1st time. I loved that she turned my vision into life and was very helpful. Thanks Top Hat for helping me find my dress!"

Mollie C. 

"I absolutely love the service there I always have most friendliest team and service around. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!!"

Raven A. 

Our Story

We are Rome, Georgia's first and finest formal wear shop.  In 1979 Top Hat opened its doors on Broad Street.  It was a men's formal wear shop, solely renting and selling tuxedos.  In 1981, Top Hat joined forces with Carrie's Bridal and moved to Riverbend Mall as a "one-stop shop" for all formal wear needs.  The business operated in the mall for three years before moving back to Broad Street.  Top Hat has now been a fixture in downtown Rome for nearly four decades!
In late 2021, Pam McAbee, the owner of Top Hat since the 80's, approached family friend and Top Hat employee, Molly Finnegan, about taking over the business.  Molly had recently graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and had moved back home to Rome to pursue her graduate degree online.  Buying a bridal shop was an opportunity she could not pass up! In February 2022, Molly officially purchased Top Hat and is keeping its legacy alive as the first and finest formal wear shop in Rome, Georgia.

Why Choose Us?

We are a one-stop bridal shop in a small town with big-city luxury. Everything you are looking for is here! You don’t need to travel far for a unique selection of elegant dresses and tuxedos for your special day.

Learn More About Our Collection

Do you have any questions about the bridal and formal wear we offer? Get in touch with our experts today to discuss the outfit you want to wear on your special day.