It is always exciting to have a formal occasion when you have to wear a hat, but finding the perfect hat can be quite tricky! Plan ahead and browse around before you buy. If you keep your options open about what type, colour, style and whether you are going to buy or hire, you are sure to find that perfect hat. Take a milliners advise when deciding on your hat but at the end of the day you must feel comfortable in it so trust your instincts! There are 2 parts to consider when buying a hat. Firstly the crown, the part that covers the top of the head and secondly the brim, the part that protrudes from the base of the heard. You will here about milliners talking about these parts of the hat. If you are a fuller lady, then a full brimmed hat, can balance the image of a fuller figure and can be really flattering. If however you are more slender then a full brimmed hat can be quite dwarfing. Try different brim sizes on and find one which looks in proportion. If you want to look taller, go for a taller crown and upturned brim, but if you want hide your height you are better to go for a shorter crown and down turned brim. The trick is to try lots and lots of hats on in a variety of different shapes, colours and sizes. If hats are not working out, why not try on a few facinators and see if they work for you? It might be an elegeant alternative to a hat that you feel more comfortable in. There is much more flexibility in facinators and they come in a range of differnent colours and styles. Traditionally, as the Mother of the Bride you have the power of deciding when every other women gets to take her hat off, but nowadays it is more relaxed. Sometimes hats are removed after the ceremony, but more commonly they are removed after the meal.
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