Hat and headpiece styles
This year, we introduce the enchanting "Scribble" trim; a combination of contemporary edge displayed by a whimsical flurry of Sinamay streamers adorning classic hat styles like the boater, beret or halo half hat shape.
If it's shade you're looking for... fedoras are the go. Designed for multi-function wearing, these hats will be a staple throughout the summer.
While we want you to feel beautiful, sophisticated and in your element wearing a Louise Macdonald Milliner headpiece, we also want to create in the most sustainable way, giving consideration to reducing the environmental and social impact in the production of our luxury headwear.
We do this by creating timeless designs.
When designing our headpieces, we are focused on long-term wearability. We want your Louise Macdonald Milliner headwear to stand the test of time and be worn for many years. We want you to wear Louise Macdonald millinery often, share with friends and family, and consider recycling when you no longer see yourself wearing the hat (more about this below).
With this in mind, we have designed pieces that can be worn casually or to formal occasions. For example, Flossy would be perfect for lunch, the races or a night out. You could wear Brunswick Bowler to that picnic in the park or the races.
Our hats and headpieces are made to last. Longevity is key when we create with the best quality construction techniques. We want you to be wearing and sharing these millinery designs for years to come.
Neapolitan is made from remnant pieces of straw, adding to a reduction in the disposal of leftovers. What was once destined for the bin, has been used to create a unique one off headpiece.
Packaging: Our hat boxes are made from cardboard that is 100% recyclable.
Recycling: In order to extend the life of your Louise Macdonald Milliner hat, we invite you to return any old headpieces that you no longer have use for. We will pull them apart and offer the materials to students attending our millinery courses. They can be remade, shaped and trimmed into new designs, thus extending their life cycle (contact Louise Macdonald Milliner).
Matching headwear with accessories, shoes, bag, jewellery? A way of making your headpiece pair with a variety of different outfits in your wardrobe is to team it with your shoes or bag. The accessory ensemble can be the constant theme and you can match and mix your outfits around it. Even nail polish and lipstick can be used to help link the hat to your outfit.
Where to view and purchase our hats and headpieces?
Make an appointment to visit Louise Macdonald Milliner's Melbourne studio and view the latest fashion collection, or purchase your favourite piece through the online shop.
Tips for wearing hats and headpieces (for any season)
What makes a good headpiece? What should I look for when purchasing a hat?
1. You want something that suits your face shape and height
The best way to approach this is by going to a professional. Not only can they help you choose something that suits you, but also tell you the right way to wear it (keep reading!).
2. You want something that suits your personality!
That tends to be easier to manage. Most people are drawn to fashions that speak to them and reflect their style. Quirky, classic or showstopper!
A few more essential tips to consider when investing in a hat or headpiece:
Most importantly, have fun at the races or wherever you go with your beautiful hat!
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