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The Dos and Don'ts of Hat Wearing

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When wearing a hat, it is best to have good manners and gracious behavior! A few simple styling details will help to keep you at your best.

Dos:

When wearing a beret, DO make sure to gather all of the extra fabric and slouch it toward the back of your head, rather than having a poof on the top.
Slouchy beanies really DO look best with a little hair fringe sticking out of them, so leave your bangs or a few long wisps of hair out in the front. This goes for headbands too.
A cloche looks best framing the brows. DO place it on your head so that it tilts back just far enough to see those well groomed accents. This is true for fedoras as well.
DO match your hat to your other accessories. What lovely boots and gloves those are…
It is a vintage sign of respect, so DO tip your hat as an acknowledgement when passing people on the street, or as a greeting in a busy setting.
In the past, the rules were that Ladies, DO keep their hats on indoors and Gentlemen, DON’T. But in our modern times, we update this to say please DO remove your tall crowned or brimmed hat when indoors and DON'T bother if you are wearing a knit or slouchy hat, no matter your gender. 
Please DO respect others at concerts and assemblies by removing tall hats that might obscure views.

Don’ts:

If you are over the age of 12, DON’T wear your hat backwards.
DON’T flip the front brim of a sunhat. It is designed to keep the sun off of your lovely face. If the brim is bothering you, it’s time for a different hat.
DON’T choose a hat based on the way it looks on someone else. Choose it for your face and yours alone.
DON’T forget to wear your hat!
Don’t forget about our Derby Dos and Don’ts — you’ll find them here.
Here are our tips on How to Wear a Beret

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