Designer headwear, hats & fascinators.

STYLE TIPS

Embrace Sensational

If you’ve bought a headpiece you fell in love with, you’ll no doubt want her to sit perfectly on your pretty little head, just as you saw her on display. To ensure you look the goods, you must first allow yourself to look sensational and commit to wearing her how she was designed to be worn. (It may sound cliche, but you’d be surprised how many women discount their overall look because they felt uncertain, or simply didn’t realise how much position affected the design.) If you’re new to headwear or would like some styling tips, we relish in the opportunity to make things a little less scary for you! 🙂 And if we haven’t covered it below, feel free to email us at info@fordmillinery.com.au

Hat-Elastic

Nothing kills a designer headpiece quicker than an ugly hat-elastic worn over a hairdo. That’s right ladies, that clever little hat elastic is designed to be hidden under the hair, be you wearing your hair up or out. How? For an “out” do, simply position your headpiece where she should sit (with elastic on the outside of the hair) and carefully use your fingers or a soft brush to bring the hair around/on top of the hair elastic. For an “up” do, create a small part along the rear hairline *as close to the neck as possible), position your headpiece with the elastic sitting in that part, then bring all of your hair up (covering the elastic) and style “up” as you desire!

Tilt Shift

Structure and position play a huge role in designing headwear. If we’ve designed a headpiece to sit on the right/front of the head and its worn to the left/back of the head, it’s likely that the “wow” factor you loved will be seen only by the sky (what a waste!). So how do you wear your special headpiece? The best bet is to refer to the product images on our website (putting yourself in the shoes of the model/mannequin). Otherwise, we suggest considering that the feature detail may have been designed to face forward and the label/seam should usually be worn at the back. Lastly, explore different positions and choose what you love!