A classic image of the wide-brimmed capeline is Bette Davis in Now Voyager and Bette and her genius costumer designer Orry Kelly, knew their stuff. I’ve yet to meet the person that isn’t flattered by a wide brim. Especially when the brim is wired – it means you can play with it, shape and angle it for maximum flattering effects. Dipping it down over one eye, a la Bette, is a good way to go, as is getting the brim to run parallel with your jaw line, helping accentuate it. The capeline is a marvel of engineering – practical, ergonomic and beautiful.
#LHW London Hat Week 6-12 October 2016