They were made from straw, wool felt, velvet, lace or satin was often decorated with a single feather, a cluster of beads, ribbon, small flowers and nylon netting for veils. Early s Hats small hats In the s, hats were the featured accessory. All accessories, gloves, bag, shoes, and hats competed for attention but ultimately worked together in unifying the look. Hats were small and dainty, exposing freshly styled hair, and framing the face now heavily painted in makeup. They were made of stiff fabrics and supported by wire and starched materials to maintain the clean lines and ridge shape required of the New Look.
1950s Hats: Pillbox, Fascinator, Wedding, Sun Hats
s Hats: Pillbox, Fascinator, Wedding, Sun Hats
The choice of hat style, color and material was almost limitless. Designers kept getting more avant-garde but traditional styles were the norm. Haute couture designs often included a matching hat and department stores would always feature coordinating hats with their everyday clothing displays. The s was the last real heyday for hat makers.
Vintage Womens 1950s Hats