A small hat or a fascinator is acceptable and stylish with evening and cocktail attire. Your dressy long black skirt and top will look awesome with a small hat. A hat has the ability to transform your look and act as an icebreaker at a party. Large hats would look silly with evening attire unless worn to an outdoor evening party in the summer. Never wear a large hat that will block someones view at a concert or other performance. Large or small fashion hats (not baseball caps) can be worn by women everywhere; in someone’s home, for a luncheon, wedding, garden party, to church, movies, etc. Try your outfit on with the hat a day ahead of time to see how it looks with your long skirt and top. Don’t wear a hat if you feel self conscious wearing it.
Are berets in style?
Berets are classic and timeless headwear and they have emerged as a key accessory for Fall 2017- 2018. Berets, as defined by dictionary.com, are round close-fitting brimless caps of soft wool material or felt. “The beret is the t-shirt of hats,” says Stephen Jones. Mr Jones is the British milliner, who’s celebrating twenty years of collaboration with the House of Dior. He has revisited the beret this season in ultra-soft black lambskin. There are a number of versions of berets in different fabrics and prints out there. Plus there are a number of styles to choose from such as floppy (oversized) or snug, with peaks, or with pom-poms. Berets are simple and chic. Wear them pulled down or balanced on your head. Tip: style pulled down and back on the head with a wool blazer, chunky knit and pants / jeans.