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`Miss France was fixed' row in court

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The knack: How to wear a hat, by Marie-Louise

"The important thing is to find the right style for you. Try on as many as possible until you find the best shape for your face. Most people make the mistake of plonking a hat on the back of their head, but it should be worn either straight on, so you're peeping out from under it, or at an angle. Never wear polyester, it's such a naff fabric and very unflattering and heavy. The key to a good hat is that it should look light; not necessarily in colour but in effect. Feathers are good for this and always very flattering. It's got to be light to wear as well, so you don't feel you're being pulled down by it.

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Letter: Bradford & Bingley's bowler hat

Sir: You report (27 April) that the Bradford & Bingley's bowler hat was ousted because research showed that it was thought sexist. Had anybody asked me, I would have said that it always brought Cabaret to mind. Surely nobody thinks of bowler hats in any other context nowadays, and this is something which upon which the sexy new bank could surely capitalise.

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