Headwears made their origin centuries ago and fulfilled need of people and continued to develop new styles over years. Some customs adopted their use for exclusive identity and others wore it for head protection. Fashion industry took it as an art and created new trends in headwears. Headwears are good to wear for onlooker’s attention. Millinery was a women’s hat that existed in Britain since 1700. Etiquettes were considered as important part of hat wearing. The use of hats witnessed rise and fall during 19th and 20th century. Custom Hats were used in weddings and events. Military culture had a mandate of wearing hat since very old time and it was a part of their uniform. Many religions also provided for Custom Headwear.
When is it okay to wear a hat?
It is good to wear hat when you are outside or in any public area and you can also wear it when you are indoor anywhere in airport, railway stations, public transport, and hotel lobby. Some customs provide compulsion for their male members to wear headwear, and not for females, but the latter are also not prohibited for headwears in any religion. Hats are not specified for women. But they can wear men’s hats. Everyone likes to look good and thus, women also wear hats for enhanced appearance.
When should you take off your hat?
Some places are not apt to wear a hat and these are restaurants, café, theaters, churches, schools, government offices, and some business places. Even the place where hats are not prohibited, you shouldn’t wear it in the presence of a lady. It is an etiquette to take off your hat during meals or when you are in the movie theater. Wearing a hat is considered as very bad during funerals and when you are greeting someone. Headwears are good to wear when they have a purpose, but unnecessarily wearing a hat without a purpose is not an etiquette.