As the famous milliner Martha Sliter once said: “A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armour and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best.”

These sentiments resonate with hat lovers everywhere, as there isn’t an outfit in the world that can’t be improved upon by adding a well-crafted hat. Here in Ireland, we love a day at the races or a weekend-long wedding bash, but away from the main event, a good hat will make its way into the conversation... every time.