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Hats for warmer weather

Saturday, 21 January 2012 11:03:00 Europe/London

Headgear for chemo in soft mauve jersey 

News from the studio! - we thought we'd tell you a little about the new styles and colours we developed back in Spring/Summer 2011. We hope you find them both pretty and ultra wearable! Kimmy in Soft Clover mauve is a really useful little jersey hat with a pretty textured fabric panel at the front. Great for the layered knitwear look that is around currently.   If you’re a newbie when it comes to wearing hats, simple plain coloured styles like this are great beginner’s headwear. They sit close to the head, aren’t overly fussy and feel like a style most of us will have worn at some point – even if it was only to the park on a cold day! All versions are super soft to wear. If you feel you need more width around your face you can always wrap a fine gauge scarf i.e silk or synthetic mix over the top of Kimmy, tying front or back. It’s also a great way to ring the changes, see long silk tying headbands (dimensions needed approx 40 cms x 170 cms) to get the idea.

girl smiling wearing pink and white chemo sleep hat

Pella has also come over all spring-like with a new print in girly pink! If you want to brighten your night attire or add a splash of colour to your daywear – ‘Pretty in Pink’ should do it! Gemma, a new daywear style, in fine, super soft jersey for summer has been developed after we received many requests for an unfussy, classic style to wear around the house. We hope you’ll think it is good enough to wear anywhere all summer long! As ever all these new styles come in three sizes – small (52-54cms), medium (55-57cms) and large (58-60cms). If you’ve been wondering how to protect your head in the midday heat of a British summer (you never know it might happen!), the new Carrie cap style might be just the ticket. You may be feeling anything but jaunty, however this hat will give that impression whatever sort of a day you’re having. I recently met a lady at a Look Good Feel Better workshop in Guildford, who confirmed this fanciful claim. She told me how many of her friends kept telling her how well she looked undergoing treatment,(even though she felt awful at the time). She couldn’t understand why, but then it suddenly occurred to her it was all because of her hats. She had a few baker boy caps that she had started to co-ordinate with her jackets and heh-presto! – instant ‘oomph’ factor.


Remember the real knack to headwear is to find styles that you feel comfortable and confident in. If you’re unsure what suits at first, as mentioned above, try styles that hug the head and have minimal trims. This way you’ll feel less self-conscious. Then once you’ve got use to wearing hats and realise the whole world hasn’t the time to stare. You can start to experiment and begin to express your new style through your headwear. I must be fairly eccentric as no one seems to blink when I put anything on my head! (I have a splendid Davy Crockett hat that proves the point!) However I certainly echo the thoughts of another of our lovely clients…’Now, I am thought of as 'the woman who wears the fantastic headgear' rather than the poor soul who has hair loss….’

Why not give hats a try this Spring? I promise you won’t be disappointed and it is a good time to try out alternatives to your wig before the warmer weather arrives. Don’t forget there are alternatives to a ‘full’ wig; take a look at our Fringe Benefits page to see just what a difference a small amount of hair can make. This is a real hair fringe headband, you can style and shape to suit – realistic and softer to wear than pre-styled synthetic hair on a stick-on Velcro strip. You’ll see the same cap style worn with and without the fringe, even our lovely model Carol couldn’t’ believe the difference! Summer can be a challenging time to wear a wig ‘full time’ - soft, breathable styles for relaxed wear at home can provide a great Plan B!

faux fringe wig shown under pink cap and then without

Fringe Benefits - showing a Lana cap worn with a fringe and without.

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If you are experiencing hair loss you may not have to pay the VAT on some of our products. Headwear we have designed and manufactured specifically for hair loss wear is exempted. ‘Standard’ items of headwear such as scarves, brooches, some winter/summer hats by other designers, skincare are not eligible. They have not been ‘adapted’ for special wear. The ‘status’ of items will be displayed in your basket, before ordering, once a short health declaration is completed.

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