In today’s world etiquette can be lost among the bustle of the busy lives we lead. But etiquette is always a great habit to have and pass on to others. Whether you are meeting someone new, going to a job interview or hosting or attending a dinner party, etiquette helps every situation be a pleasant one. We all know the basics; thank you and please, but etiquette can specifically apply to any situation. There is even an etiquette when wearing hats! There are different rules for women and men.
Some rules for women are…
- Ladies may wear their hats indoors as well as outdoors, but if it is after dinner it may be more appropriate to take it off because the sun is down.
- When at a performance, a theatre etc., be aware of people around you. If they cannot see properly over your hat, remove it and place it on your lap.
- Never ask to borrow or touch someone else’s hat. Admire it like the piece of art it is.
- Have a good attitude and confidence when wearing at hat. This allows you to have more fun and it makes that hat look better on you.
Etiquette for men is a little more strict.
- Always remove a hat when indoors, in the presence of an American Flag, in the presence of a place of worship and when you stop to talk.
- Tip a hat when meeting a lady. Remove it when you are conversing with a lady.
Today’s Women Magazine, Barbara Bryant; Etiquette for Hats and Caps, www.askandyaboutclothes.com; The Internet Millinery Hub, www.hatsmade.com
By Anne Kreke
Of note regarding women's hats, if a woman wears a hat for practical reasons such as to protect her face from the sun or to keep warm in inclement weather rather than for reasons of fashion or religion, I was taught that that same rules apply for women as for men, and such hats are not to be worn indoors.
Yes of course. I don't see any problem with that.