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Popular Summer Hats That Never Go Out Of Style For Women and Girls
Hats are a timeless representation of style and glamour. Worn by men and women hats can define your character and charm.
This article is about popular summer hats for women and girls; this article also contains the history surrounding the hat.
Men's hat, 1600-1625
Bonnets Were Worn Before The Wide Brim Hat Appeared
Inspired Hats Great Gatsby Days
The History of The Hat
In the mid-17th to 18th century History notes that men were known to wear conical straw hats, and that early on women wore veils, kerchiefs, hoods, caps and bonnets .
In the 19th century, women began to break away from the cloth like scarf and by the end of the century wide brim hats took over.
Flamboyant style hats with ribbons, flowers and feathers with trim around the base, became popular.
During the 18th century, hat makers who were known as milliners took the hat-making art out of the home and made it a profession. Commonly a woman’s job, detailed creating hats or bonnets to go with costumes but also chose the laces, trims and accessories to complete a full outfit. The word ‘milliner’ comes from the Italian city of Milan, where in the 1700’s, the premium straws were braided and the top luxury hat designs were made.
Pancake style ‘shepherdess’ hats were popular throughout most of the 18th century, in certain brim widths. These hats were considered necessary to keep the sun off the skin, umbrellas were not a stylish accessory back then otherwise known as the parasol.
In the 1770’s huge wigs and hairstyles were in style. The bonnet was worn to protect the high hair from the weather. Wood known as whalebone was sewn into the seams or channels of a silk hood. The ribbon which tied in the front permitted the woman to hold the garment snuggly over her face on windy days.
Hats have made a statement all around the world for many years. In the 1940’s and 1950’s many women chose not wear hats to market the accessory as a luxury statement. Hat went into a small formation of style as seen in movies such as the Great Gatsby.
The hat continued to evolve from the pancake style and on to the tiny pouf hat with veil attached.
Women's Stylish Wide Brim Hats Took Over in 1911
Hats Are Favorable Among Women
The wide brim hat has made a strong impression among women and young girls.
Women enjoy wearing beach hats during the summer, and young girls enjoy wearing hats to make a fashion statement.
- Hats are considered an accessory, therefore women do not have to remove their hat when indoors.
- It is common for some women to wear hats at a formal tea gathering or luncheon.
- In the evening wide brim hats are not usually worn.
The wide brim hat is also favorable among church going women. Hats can be worn at weddings and funerals, this fashion statement is flexible for most occasions.
Hats are very popular, some women wear hats to draw attention to their face. Others may wear a hat to mask a bad hair day.
The flamboyant styles surrounding hats are dominant at events such as the Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby Hats
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's Hat
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wears hats on occasion due to tradition which dates back to the time of the Anglican Church which required ladies to keep their heads covered.
Now fancy hats are worn as a reflection of elegance, grace and style. The love for hats did not go unnoticed at the Royal Wedding.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Hats At The Royal Wedding
Hats That Women Love To Wear!
Little Girls Love Hats
Little girls love wearing hats, as apart of dressing up, hats hold an engaging princess appeal.