Stylish hats and caps, available in a wide variety of designs and colours, are a hit this winter. Designers suggest newsboys, berets and cloches to top up your style well.
“Hats have made an amazing comeback this season. The berets and the cloche hats in bright colours, as well as in black and white, are very much in vogue for women. The floppy hat has also found itself back in vogue at brunches and derby events,” designer Shouger Merchant Doshi told IANS.
Internationally, celebrities like Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz are known for their fascination with the accessory. In India, a few women like Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have flaunted it in movies and at events.
For regular fashionistas, futuristic hats, bold-blocked berets and floppy acrylic ‘70s hats are making waves, says designer Aniket Satam.
“Futuristic styles are in trend. Go for smaller hats with unique construction. Unusual shapes like hexagonal, drop and futuristic abstract are in vogue,” Satam told IANS.
“The ‘70s floppy hats are trendy, but nothing beats the classiness of traditional woollen berets. Pop them up in vibrant shades like purple and teal for more effect. Sloppy caps in animal prints are also dramatic options for evening wear,” he added.
Hats or caps, the choice is yours, but one thing is for sure: this fashion accessory serves a dual purpose — it either completes your look and keeps you warm or helps you stand out in a crowd.
“People used to have winter caps rather than hats in their wardrobe during chilly weather, but this is changing. Hats are getting into the wish lists of a lot of people,” said designer Vandy Mehra. “Of course we are not as elaborate as the west on the hats but, yes, a trendy set of a few does take you through the nice winter brunches.”
Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2013.
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