Thursday, 27 January 2011

dresses and hats, a marriage made......

You all know I love hats!!!!
Dresses and hats are a marriage made, if not in Heaven, then in the history books of women’s fashions. We all know that the proper Victorian woman of style would not have been caught dead out of doors without her hat. Neither should we.

The fact is that, while some of those outdated styles were more for looks than practicality, hats perform as valuable a service today as they did then. They serve to block at least some of the sun’s harmful rays while shielding our scalp from being overcooked and rendered burnt. (Burnt scalp can itch and peel and this can be quite unattractive.) Even the most stylish of hats is not, of course, utopian. After all, we have all had a glimpse of what a sun hat can look like when you doff it for a moment in the shade. So, choose your hat not only to complement your look, but also pick it because you won’t mind wearing it for long periods of time.
Lightweight materials provide you with the best choice in warm weather hats. Whether you opt for a wide brimmed hat in straw, the fedora hat or the all-so-American Cowboy hat in similar materials, both will pair well with more casual dresses and outfits. For those formal occasions such as outdoor receptions and cocktail parties, you should look to the milliner’s offerings that come festooned with modest (not loud) decorations from ribbons to the small bows to spruce up their chic, simple lines.
Outdoors events that require a more athletic style of dress, such as a tennis match or a seat on the bleachers of a soccer game, cry out for some of the small, short brimmed baseball or field style caps/hats.
One hat allows your head to remain cool and is as easy as investing a little time and money into shopping for the proper headgear. Shopping for a great look in hats, perhaps to complement a dress you already have? Then try the Internet. There are a quite a few web sites totally devote to hats for every occasion, and for all seasons. Dressing for spring and summer and choosing the right hat have never been easier or more stylish, oh so fashionable you.

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  1. I love these hats! I agree with you whole heartedly; hats are the ultimate in style and its tragic that the days of everyone wearing hats is no longer. I especially love the fedora and trench-coat look on men in old pictures.

  2. Amo chapéus!
    Essa semana que passou publiquei alguns dos meus.

  3. I agree. You love hats. That was the first thing I noticed about you. :)

  4. That's great, I love it!
    Nice post!

    ...OH MY VOGUE!


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