By Lynette Harbin
I don’t normally wear cowgirl hats. I leave cowboy hats to my husband.
But I enjoy wearing decorative headpieces, as long as they’re cute and look good on me. That’s why I was willing to try a Whittall & Shon Navajo cowgirl hat. From the selection I saw on the company’s website (seen HERE), I thought it would be the best fit for my style and my wardrobe.
When it arrived, I was excited to see it. The black straw hat was laced with rhinestones, and the headpiece in the middle was beautifully strewn in turquoise and beads that shine. The front center is decorated with a beautiful star that shines brightly in the light.
When I tried it on, I loved the way it looked on me. But the one-size-fits all feature in the headband came with a bit of a problem – it’s a draw-string tie in the back; to tighten or loosen the hat, you must pinch the tab and slide it up or down the elastic string.
In order to then wear the hat, you must either attempt to bunch the string inside or let it hang down in the back. If it’s bunched up inside the hat, the tab presses on the back of your head and provides great discomfort. If you let it hang down in the back then it just looks silly.
If I can figure out a way to make the fat hit my head correctly without the tab, then it definitely is worth wearing. If not, then I’ll find alternatives.