Hat Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts
08 Mar 2023
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Hat Etiquette: The Dos and Don’ts

It’s that time of year again—you need hats, hats, and more hats for all your fabulous events like the Derby and Hats in the Garden. And you’ve gone to Marilyn’s, purchased your hat (; and now comes wearing it. For most, hat etiquette is a foreign concept. Never fear…Marilyn’s has done the research, so you are more than prepared for the big day!

1.    Be mindful of your hat size. If your hat blocks the view of those behind you, after you sit down be courteous and rest it on your lap or to the side for the duration of the event. You can put it back on when standing or walking around the venue.

2.    Be sure to practice going to the bathroom with your hat. Now, we know this may sound silly, but it’s a learning curve. Especially, if you are not a frequent hat wearer.  

3.    Be mindful of your hat’s protrusions. Feathers or extending adornments can be a hazard to those around you. So just be sure to not poke your fellow peers!

4.    Ensure you coordinate your hat to your dress. This is a requirement for social events of this caliber.

5.    Be sure you wear a proper, and not flimsy hat. Formal affairs come with this expectation.

Above all, please do enjoy your time at these events. They only come once a year, so make the most of it! Wearing hats should be a fun and joyful experience.

For more information, visit us at 375 Fifth Avenue South, Naples Florida. We are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm EST and Sundays by appointment. Or you can shop our exclusive online store 24/7: www.marilynhellman.com

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