From Kate Middleton-inspired fascinators to dapper bowler hats, hat designer Mich Dulce rounds up 5 tips for choosing the best look to cap off your summer style and complement your face shape.
For this yearâ€™s style must-have, weâ€™re crowning headwear as the perfect finish to your summer lookâ€”from beach-ready straw hats to fascinators fit for a queen (or at least a Royal Wedding). â€śI have always been fond of hats, even as a child,â€ť says Mich Dulce, a London-based hat designer who created a line of introductory hats for those who are shy about sporting their first piece of headwear. â€śWhen I was a teenager travelling with my family, other kids would buy postcards or magnets, and I would buy a hat from every place I ever visited.â€ť
The luxe hat designer started out designing clothing in her native Philippines, and started making hats as a way to complement her runway shows. At the time, â€śThere were no milliners in the Philippines,â€ť she says. â€śI ended up loving hat-making so much that I decided to focus on it.â€ť Since capping off any signature style is this hat designerâ€™s specialty, we asked Dulce for her expert hat trick tips on selecting the perfect style to suit your face shape.
Hat trick #1: Choose a small and subtle first piece.
Hat trick #2: Find a hat that complements your face shape.
Remember there are no hard and fast style guidelines when it comes to crowning your look with the perfect fedora or Parisian-inspired beret. â€śI don't really abide by the hat 'rules,' as I think itâ€™s all about comfort. You should choose a hat you feel comfortable and confident in,â€ť advises the hat designer. Of course, there are structural exceptions: â€śGenerally oval and triangular-faced women can pull off any hat shape; people with round or square [faces] should tilt their hats and wear them at an angle. People with long faces should stay away from tall hats as well.â€ť
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