IKO Mash says for a funeral, church function, wedding or party wear a dress or skirt.
"Single-coloured dresses in cocktail lengths are sophisticated and leave the attention on the hat. Flowered or printed dresses are also appropriate, but are harder to match with your hat."
There are a few things you need to do when you want to select the right hat, he says.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Choosing the style, colour and shape that's right for you and your outfit, isn't difficult if you know how, but it takes time.
Think of a large department store that offers a good selection of hats. and try on every single style. Look at yourself from every angle to make sure you look good from each side.
OPT FOR THE RIGHT COLOUR
Hat colour is significant as it can make you look sensational and knock several years off your age or do quite an opposite thing.
Don't try to match the hat to your entire outfit. As long as the colour complements one of the shades in the attire or your accessories, it will look beautiful.
What really matters is choosing a tone that suits your complexion. MATCH THE STYLE OF YOUR OUTFIT
Matching the style of your outfit is of utmost importance. If you want to wear a floaty summer dress, the best option will be a soft hat with drapery or ribbons. For a tailored dress or suit, choose a hat with structure and sharp, sleek lines such as a boater or trilby.