The trickiest accessory…

21st July 2013

Up to recently, occasion headpieces (my collective name for hats, hatinators and fascinators) have been something I’ve admired from afar but personally avoided.  This comes from a deep-routed idea that I am not a hat person, due to my large head and square jaw line.  Adding a hat to this lovely combination of characteristics usually only serves to emphasise them.

But with my brother-in-law’s nuptials approaching and feeling inspired by Ascot, I felt my wedding outfit needed something to top it off.   My crafty and creative friendly Dacia had recently asked me for some colour advice when creating a fascinator for a mother of the groom. I was so impressed when I saw her masterpiece that I knew there was only one woman for the job.

Knowing that the style for headwear this year is veering away from flimsy fascinators I wanted something more substantial with a hint of drama.  And while I know matchy-matchy is not cool at the moment (although I hear that’s about to change) I stayed true to my style personality (borderline OCD when it comes to matching my accessories to what I’m wearing) and asked her to use a couple of colours from the floral print of my dress.

A week later, Dacia presented me with the finished article.  I was wowed! It met my brief but completely surpassed my expectations.  Its height and curved lines lengthen my square face shape and offset my angular jaw, it is big enough to
make a statement without making me feel silly and the colour match was beyond perfect.  It stayed on my head until the last dance and I loved every minute of wearing it.

A headpiece can turn an outfit into something special, but can be disastrous if it’s not done right! It should compliment your colouring, be in proportion with your scale and height, flatter your face shape and of course, work with the rest of your outfit.

If you’d like to know how to attract attention for all the right reasons with this tricky accessory, I can show you how, just get in touch. And once you know what you want, talented Dacia can help to turn your vision into reality – find out more (and give her a like!) on her Lilac and Lily Facebook page.

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