Excerpt from Crowns:
Don’t wear a hat wider than your shoulders. Don’t wear a hat that is darker than your shoes. If your hat has feathers, make sure they are never bent or broken. Sequins don’t look good in the daytime. Easter hats should be white, cream or pastel — even if it’s still cold outside. For a look that is both elaborate and demure, try a chapel veil.
In 2002, an off-Broadway production of the book was released by playwright Regina Taylor. The gospel musical celebrates the role of hats in black southern culture.