How to Wear a Hat for Short Women
Want to make a big fashion splash with just one accessory? Wear a hat. Although at one time a woman simply wouldn’t leave the house without her hat, it’s been decades since a hat has been considered a must-have fashion accessory. And because so few women wear hats nowadays, it’s unexpected and unusual, so the woman who chooses to make a fashion statement by wearing a hat will definitely be noticed. Sometimes short women are overlooked, simply because of their lack of height, but women who wear hats attract more attention, whether they’re short or tall.
Here are some fashion tips for the petite woman who wants to wear a hat.
Wearing a hat in a color hue that matches clothing can help a short woman look taller. A hat can be the topper to a monochromatic outfit, or it can match or be a shade darker or a bit lighter than clothing, especially the top or jacket.
Here petite actress Sarah Jessica Parker maximizes the fashion interest of her hat, both by wearing a hat in a coordinating color and by wearing the hat at a jaunty angle.
Wear a Fedora With a Dress or Skirt
Fedoras traditionally have been menswear, but today there are lots of cute fedoras made just for women. Still, the masculine association remains, so make the fedora more feminine by wearing it with a dress or skirt, rather than with pants.
Here petite Nicole Richie appears in a fedora that matches her black dress. She also has perched her hat at a jaunty angle for more fashion appeal.
Wear a Fascinator
Inspired by Princess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, lots of women have taken to wearing chic little fascinators, which are great for short women because they’re not massive, but more in proportion for the petite woman. A fascinator is an appropriate fashion accessory to wear to a wedding or out to dine.