The heads up on hats…

As the mother of the bride, or groom, you really want to make an impression on one of the proudest days of your life.

Milliner Mary-Anne Morrison answers your questions on the way to find the perfect hat for a wedding.

Q: I’m not used to wearing hats – where do I start?

A: There are many things to consider – hair colour, height, accessories, the occasion, the style and colour of your outfit and of course, what you feel comfortable in.

Generally, the brim of the hat matches the main colour of the outfit with a splash of colour on the crown or trim to highlight other details, but not always, and this is where my skills come in.

Don’t be afraid to try hats on, it will soon become apparent what’s best for you.

Q: What style will suit me?

A: Small perching hats suit heart-shaped faces; a full sweeping brim or one with a trim that lifts the eye, the eye, will soften a rectangular face. Broad and angled brims with a wide crown, will narrow a round face and almost any shape suits an oval face, although large brims are the most flattering.

If you are petite choose a narrow brim with a high crown to add height; if you are tall you can carry off most styles, but be careful to avoid a hat that looks too small.

Sometimes you can look shorter if your shoes and hat match – instead match the bag with the hat.

Q: I want to look confident wearing my hat. How do I achieve this

A: If a hat is fitted properly, feels comfy and co-ordinates with your outfit you will wear it with confidence.

My aim when making you a hat is to make you feel special and on-trend.

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