Re-styling the bowler hat

A bowler hat, or chapeau melon in French, can be difficult to pull off for a female.  Its a very masculine style, very traditional and, with its small, turned-up brim does not offer much scope for framing the face.

As with all things, however, everything is in the styling.  Take off the hard masculine edge and introduce some flattering veiling and it is transformed into something much more feminine, and rather dramatic.

London Hat Week is around the corner, including the London Hat Walk in Covent Garden on Sunday 9 October.  Perhaps a bowler could be just the thing?

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