Monday, March 14, 2011

Tall, Tall Hats of the Early 60s

Miss Dior, 1961

In the early 60s, tall hats became all the rage. This was also the time when hairstyles started to get big. A tall hat gave the illusion of big hair without all the teasing, hairspray, and work involved. I think these hats are extremely elegant and they say "High Fashion" to me. What do you think? Would you wear a hat like this?

Nina Ricci, 1962

Lanvin-Castillo, 1962

Pierre Cardin, 1962

Who could forget the very brief cameo role of Carolyn Jones (right) on season 4 of Mad Men? Her entire outfit, including the very tall hat, just blew me away!

If you said, "Yes!" to wearing tall hats, I just listed this early 1960s version in white leather at Couture Allure. Made by Wilson's House of Suede, it originally sold at their Beverly Hills store. Isn't it fabulous?


Deja Pseu said...

Hardly anyone wore hats in California by the early-to-mid 60's. Hats like that have such an aura of glamour to me.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

We were living in Dallas in the early 60s. My mom wore hats to church and when going in to the city. She wore them to PTA meetings, etc. But for everyday? No.

Jenifir said...

I love the hats from this period. I wear hats regularily but save the vintage ones for church and special occasions. I have a few tall ones, though not as tall as the ones you have shown in this posts. I feel very elegant when I wear them.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I'll bet you get tons of positive reactions when you wear your hats, Jenifir!

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