Manner Monday®: The Kentucky Derby and Hats

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by Carey Sue Vega in Etiquette, Fashion, Manner Monday, Manners

In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, I thought I’d share some helpful tips when greeting your friends with a hug or kiss on the cheek while wearing a hat.

I’m a huge fan of acronyms, so to help avoid a Hat Hazard, here is a simple solution to help you navigate the social seas with style, grace…and of course a fabulous hat!

H – Hats are reserved for daywear; please remember, no fashion hats after dark.

A – Approach with your hat on the left and hug, or kiss on the right cheek,

T – Tilt your head, far enough for clearance (45 degrees should be good),

S – Stay in position as you step back.

For more fun on the history the hat and horse races, check out this fun article:

If you’re stepping out with a beautiful bonnet in the next few days (or weeks), please email me a picture of you in your fabulous hat!  I would love to post it.

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