Let's face it, some people can wear any hat and look good, but if you are like me (normal) and have a few extra chins, it is very difficult to find a hat that looks good in any way shape or form! Why wear a hat at all you might ask? Good question, but SOMETIMES a hat is de rigour! If you are going to a posh wedding for example. This is an occasion when you have to find a hat that makes you look halfway decent! It can be done! First of all you have to have a friend, spouse, or relative who you can trust absolutely to tell you the truth and drag them along to the hat shop with you. It's no good having a flattering friend who will tell you something you want to hear. Only the truth will do.
Step 1: The World Is Full of Hats, Most of Them Will Look Terrible on You!
Most of them are wrong for you, unless of course you look like Christie Brinkley - or the late Queen Mother, who seemed able to get away with any kind of fancy headgear. Even Queen Elizabeth looks good in hats!
Mind you, don't you just hate those women with the pointy chins and high cheek bones. They could wear a tea cosy and look good! Those who are "chinly challenged" like myself have a much harder task ahead.
Step 2: Caring Helps
If you don't care what you look like, the task is easy. Just pick the first hat you see in the colour that matches your outfit and you are all set! Here are some pictures of me in some pretty terrible hats! As you can see I look pretty terrible in them. By the way I have a large collection of hats and look dreadful in all of them. I ask myself should a woman with more chins than one be allowed to wear a hat!
Step 3: Other People Can Look Stupid Too!
Would you wear a chicken hat, or a jester hat to that posh wedding? I think not, so we must think again.
Step 4: Definitely NOT This One!
At least no-one would recognize me, but... why does my friend look so great in hers. (it's the bone structure and pointy chin thing again, darn it!)
Step 5: Some Hats Could Actually Be Dangerous to Wear!
Unless you want to court danger, if you live in New York, maybe you should not wear a Boston Red Sox hat!
If visiting unfriendly-to-the-US nations, perhaps those patriot hats should also be left behind. You could get into all sorts of trouble, even if you have the sculptured chin and look great in them!
But everyone loves a pirate!
Step 6: Stay Away From Parrot Hats!
You will definitely get some "funny" looks! (unless of course it is a pirate "theme" wedding!)
Step 7: Hats That Always Look Good
Some hats always look good no matter who is wearing them!
Step 8: Actual "wedding" Hats
Here are pictures chosen by family members (and myself) for various weddings. Did we choose right or not? you be the judge.
Step 9: We Still Haven't Found That Perfect Hat
Now we have established what terrible hats are out there, and what a difficult task it is for those of us who do not have great bone structure, how are we going to find a hat that will make us look nice?
My advice is to try on as many hats as you can until your trusted spouse or friend tells you that you look good. This of course can take a while and many trips to many different stores, but trust me, your hat is out there and when you find it you will be amazed!
For me, I went with a big brim. It seems to do something for the chins!