Tracey's  Philosophy on wearing Hats

Over the years, I've discovered that...

what we choose to wear - can often have a  major impact on the way we feel. 

Like most ladies, I have my 'good' (dressing up) clothes; and then I have my daggy (stay at home) clothes.  No prize for guessing which outfits make me feel my best?

You might be off to a wedding, an afternoon garden party, a day at the races, or it might even be date night with that special someone!   Whatever the occasion, there's nothing quite like the feeling you get when you're all dressed up ready to hit the town. 

If you're anything like me, you spend a bit of time planning the overall look and feel of a great outfit.  I always accessorise with a great pair of heels, the perfect handbag, some elegant jewellery; and hopefully underneath there's some sexy stockings and that gorgeous underwear you spent a fortune on.  And they all contribute to making you feel great when you wear them.   And a hat is just another accessory we can add to an outfit to enhance that feeling.

Throughout fashion's history, women have always worn hats.   Imagine what the Golden Days of Hollywood would have looked like without them.  I always think of Audrey Hepburn at Ascot races in My Fair Lady; Ingrid Bergman with Bogart on the tarmac in Casablanca; and the best hat wearer of them all...Carmen Miranda!!

We know who these women were and how dynamic they always looked.


"But I don't look good in hats!"  

I heard a great saying some time back that went...

Saying you don't look good in a hat - is like saying you don't look good in shoes!!!!

I bet the last time you tried on a pair of shoes that didn't flatter your feet, it didn't result in you vowing never to wear shoes again?

The same applies to wearing hats.  Don't dismiss the idea of wearing a hat,  just because you don't think they suit you.  It just means you might not yet have discovered the style or shape that best flatters you.  I always recommend you take advice from a milliner who will help you with what works best for you, and start off with something small that you feel comfortable wearing and see how it goes; who knows - you might just want to make the humble hat a regular part of your daily fashion statement to the world!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a look at my work.   I would be delighted to hear from you, should you wish to enquire about having a hat or headpiece custom made at any time.

Cheers for now