Hat buying tips!

, Hat buying tips!, MillineryHUT

Whether you are attending the races, a wedding or a special party, you may find yourself facing that difficult decision of finding a hat that is right for you.

As well as adhering to certain dress codes likes at Royal Ascot you need to find that perfect head piece that compliments your outfit.

FEEL CONFIDENT – you may not be the type of person that wants an attention-grabbing hat, you need to feel comfortable in what you choose. Make sure the hat is the right size for you, consider the height of the hat. A hat that correctly fits your head and face shape will make you feel great!

MAKE SURE YOUR HAT FITS WITH YOUR ENTIRE LOOK – It is extremely easy to fall in love with a hat but then you realise it does not match your outfit or hairstyle. An up do will always make your hat stand out more but can also alter the way a hat sits and looks. Find a colour that compliments your outfit and always consider the trimmings.

THE SIZING OF YOUR HAT – being as you can purchase all manner of hats with varying sizes you may want to consider sizing, for example if you quite petite maybe not a wide brimmed hat, if you have a small face then nothing to bulky that overwhelms. Also consider the event you are attending – Royal Ascot you can go all out with a big show stopping hat but at a wedding you need something more
subtle and considerate. You may be a ‘hide under your hat’ person or you want to see everything.

YOUR FACE SHAPE

Oval: You are so lucky if you have this face’s shape as oval face is suitable with any style of hat.

Oblong: The best styles of hat for this shape are floppy hats, fedoras and cloches.

Round: You can try cloches, fedoras or any hat with wide brims.

Triangular: You should go for hat with high crown and narrow brim. In addition, you can consider buying a hat with decorative features to one side to create an asymmetrical effect.

Square: Some suggestions for the styles of hats that match this shape are cloches or any hat with round crowns.

Diamond: With this face’s shape, you can wear any style you want as long as the brim of the hat is not as wide as your shoulders.

Heart: You can choose hats with bucket styles or one with small brims. A beret or baseball cap will highlight your forehead so avoid these styles unless you want your forehead to appear bigger.

AS ALWAYS, WE SUGGEST SPEAKING WITH YOUR MILLINER IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ADVICE WHEN BUYING A HAT – THEY ARE THE EXPERTS!!

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