Hat Must Fit the Face

March 2, 1907


The Planet suggests to women the type of hat they should wear based off of their nose structure.


Hat Must Fit the Face
Some Appropriate Rules it Will Be Well to Observe
An “art milliner” sets down the following rules for the selection of hats:
If a woman has sharp or decidedly prominent features let her avoid hats that are set back or off the face. Such a woman should wear a hat brought well forward, her hair should be as fluffy as possible, and a becoming veil will do wonders. Sharp outlines in hats should be avoided. Lace edges and indented brims are good.
If the features are irregular, a hat with the brim crushed here and there is usually a suitable setting. The woman with a prominent nose should avoid severeness in outline, and her hat should be set well forward so that the prominent feature will appear a little less in size.
On the other hand, the woman with a small or flat nose should not wear a hat that projects sufficiently to make the nose appear even more insignificant, nor a large hat that dwarfs it. A hat under the medium in size and with small flowers or short tips, or bows of moderate size should be worn.
With a small face and features huge picture hats should never be worn, even if the figure be tall and slight enough to carry them.
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Benton Camper


“Hat Must Fit the Face,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 20, 2024, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/458.