Monday, October 03, 2011

Vintage Hats - 1953

A hat doesn't have to be big and boisterous to make a statement.  Just look at these examples of head-hugging caps from 1953.  The designers of these hats were able to add a lot of style by keeping the details to scale.  Notice how this type of hat looks better with a sleek hairstyle.  Also note that even though each model is wearing a hat, the emphasis remains on her face with groomed brows, heavy eyeliner, and color on the lips.





8 comments:

Casey said...

Oh my! I just love the drama of these hats! The last one is particularly speaking to me. A star dangling in the middle of my forehead? Yes please! :) (But then again when I was a little girl I used to go around wearing pendent necklaces like little circlets around my head for the same effect. I think I always associate the look with fairytale maidens and the like. hehe!)

déjà pseu said...

Those are incredible, that first one especially. So few women wore hats in California when I was growing up, though I do remember some of the women of my grandmother's generation wearing little hats with veils like the one above sometimes.

Miss Rayne said...

Love the way that hats are EITHER flat on top of your head or teetering on the back. I watched a 1952 film yesterday and all the hats were on the back, Jean Kent - the actress must have needed a nail to keep them on.

CarmenDahling said...

Jody, How would one eat or drink wearing a hat with a full face veil to a party or dinner? Does one gently lift it up and over the hat while dinning? In old films I've never seen ladies wear these except in scenes where no eating or drinking was involved. They are all gorgeous . . . thanks for our daily stroll down memory lane.

The Style Crone said...

I love them all! I would wear each and every one at the drop of a hat!

Susan said...

LOVE! We need to go back to wearing hats!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Carmen, you are exactly right. Most veils can be rolled or draped up on top of the hat and will look nice there. Stiffer veils usually only cover the eyes.

Jilly said...

I just love number 2 & 5! Thank you for sharing!!
Jilly oxo

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