To ensure the perfect match try on your outfit when hiring a hat.
The hat should be worn on top of the head, pulled down straight or at an angle. One of the biggest mistakes is to wear the hat tilted on the back of the head.
Tall ladies can wear almost any style of hat, so why not go to town and wear a statement piece.
A flattering shape for shorter ladies is an upturned brim. This will draw the eye upwards and will elongate your figure.
If your outfit is plain accessorise with contrasting colours or patterns.
Everyone can wear a hat! It is important to try on many different styles to find the right one for you.
If you feel that you are not a hat person and that they don’t really suite you- go for a fascinator instead. These can be on a comb or a head band and come in various sizes. Fascinators are easy and comfortable to wear and provide an alternative to the traditional hat.
When choosing to wear a fascinator it is better to wash your hair the day before and not use a conditioner. The hair will be less silky and improve the grip of the fascinator. Backcombing and the use of hair products on the day will also help the fascinator to stay in securely in place.
If it is a windy day secure the comb of the fascinator with grips pushed through the comb teeth.
Touch your hat with clean , dry hands. An expensive hat can soon become dirty very quickly.
When adjusting your hat to make it look fabulous, handle it by the crown. Never handle your hat by the brim, this could easily pull it out of shape.
Try not to get the hat wet as this will damage the structure of the hat and dyes can run. Keep an umbrella handy when the weather looks uncertain!
When travelling, it is best to keep the hat in the hat box to protect it .Pack the hat with acid free white tissue paper.