Ever said "I like hats, but they never look right on me"? Every milliner hears this and they all enjoy proving it to be false! People simply haven't found the right hat for them, or don't have the confidence to wear them.
In reality, hats give you confidence, and any milliner will assure you there is a hat for everyone.
So how do you find the right one? Here are a few simple rules that have worked for fashionable women through all past generations, back to when hats and gloves were part of every woman’s wardrobe. They still all apply today just as well as they did for your mothers and grandmothers back in the day. Please don't consider them rigid though. If you find a hat you like, then wear it. The hat you like will be the one you carry with most confidence, and that's the most important tip.
If you're PETITE, don't choose hats with really wide brims. Generally, the shorter your body, the narrower your hat brim should be. A wide brimmed dramatic garden party hat looks great on a tall woman, but will be overwhelming on your petite frame. Select instead hats that have interesting detail to the crown, or pretty cocktail hats, pillboxes and headpieces. If you want to add inches a hat with interest/features and feathers on the crown will give the impression of extra height.
Headpieces with pretty detail, but no brims at all are popular for Petite frames. Whether your style is fashion-forward or classic, you will find a Smartie, Pillbox or Button headpiece perfect for the outfit.
The Navy Smartie Headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for £35.00. Click Here. The dress: Giles by Giles Deacon, Booties: Ralph and Russo, Jacket: Herve Leger, Clutch: Etsy.
If you're FULL FIGURED, choose wider, full-brimmed hats that can add balance to a curvy figure.
If you're TALL, choose hats with a wide brim, as your frame will allow this and select a shorter crown to avoid making you look like a giant. Avoid narrow, angular-shaped hats.
The large Black and White Philip Treacy Hat illustrated with the outfit above is perfect for Tall frames. The brim is super wide, but the crown super short. On a petite frame it would make the wearer look like a toadstall, but on a tall person is simply divine. This hat is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for Royal Ascot or other events. Click Here
If you're BROAD SHOULDERED, choose a bigger hat to balance your silhouette.
The Purple hat illustrated is great for broad shoulders, and worn with a A-line dress will slim your shoulders. The Hat is available to Hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire range online.Click Here. The Dress: Coast (Amelie dress), Shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Bag: Roberto Cavalli.