Hats are one of those fashion accessories that define a period or style in history. They are also for me a great source of design inspiration. For instance this photo above reminds me of the simplicity of design – through the shape chosen, the polka dots on a plain background and its elegance in how it is warn and what type of accessories are adorning the model. I envision getting ready for a Sunday brunch at the Plaza or even an early evening cocktail party. It would be beautiful paired with a solid black dress.
These ladies look ready for a day at the country club or an afternoon lunch date somewhere spectacular. The beautiful ribbons attached to the hat add an additional air of sophistication along with the simple yet classic dresses and jewelry.
One of my favorite photos, this lovely lady is featuring her hat with the beautiful brooch as part of her wedding attire. I would have loved to have worn a hat such as this for my own wedding. (Unfortunately, the year 1990 was about mermaid dresses, poufy hair and large poufy vails) To me it brings back a part of history that reminds me of my grandmothers generation.
Finally, everyone needs a fabulous hat to keep the sun off our heads and to compliment the stunning swim suits that these beauties are wearing. Wrap a scarf around it in case you need it to cover your shoulders later.
Have a great Tuesday everyone.
photo one: Sarah Thom – Vogue 1959 via Dovima is Divine II
photo two: Hats found via Belland
photo three: wedding hat via Cel Design
photo four: via colony callahan
*while every effort has been made to find original sources of these photographs, that was not always possible. If while reading, you recognize the source please let me know so that I can properly credit the photographer.
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