), seems to date from the early 1940s. Look at the way the face shape is enhanced or altered by the hair style and the hat.
That said, there are so many rules that are better off broken. Do you have wide-set eyes? The conventional wisdom would be to deemphasize the width at that point on your face. But if you love to emphasize this interesting feature, then let a line of your hat be at eye level.
Eyes in general will be a strong focus with a hat veil or a tilted brim. Slightly hidden, any feature is more alluring, but especially the eyes. Does asymmetry or symmetry work best on your face? Hats can emphasize or deemphasize. Your whole face is in focus with a hat. Don’t be afraid, your hair is already doing this, so a hat just gives you even more options.
Consider a hat in a color to complement your own, and your wardrobe’s.
Shape, size, angle, symmetry, era, color—does this seem like just too much?
Don’t we paint miniature scenes on our fingernails in 2015? The effort is all a matter of perspective.
What we have going for us in 2015, hat-wise, is free rein. Many are wearing different eras of clothing and accessories with increasing knowledge and sophistication. Sometimes a vintage hat is part of a single-era costume, at other times it adds some playfulness to a modern style. Allow your taste to answer the question,
does this work?
It sometimes helps to get impressions from famous faces with varying hats. Era aside, which hat do you most like on each of these women? Why?