After nearly twenty years of trying hats on clients, I have come to the conclusion that face shapes are not the main factor when choosing a hat or headpiece – the real culprit is necks!

Headwear looks elegant if you can see a nice neck, so when coming into the studio or trying on a hat, its best not to be wearing a polo neck or a scarf,
so that we can get a really good picture of how you are going to look on the day.

And should your outfit come with a scarf, I always advise clients not to wear it until they have taken their hat/headpiece off then they can wear their scarf into the evening, for a different look.

by Michelle Macartney

Michelle Macartney has always had a passion for Hats. And in this On Your Head Be Its twentieth year that passion for hats has helped to curate a vast array of the latest in stunning hats and headwear. In 1995 she started her business On Your Head Be It after a stint at hat making in Liberty's of London. Her love of millinery was featured in an article by journalist Rachel Bridge for The Times called "A Passion for Hats". The Studio has been featured on BBC and ITV and national and international newspapers and magazines.