50 Gorgeous Vintage Hats

Wearing a hat versus not wearing a hat is the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. (Martha Sliter)

Nothing can make you feel your best like a great hat, it makes me sad to think that so few people wear hats today. In the 40s and 50s most people wore hats everyday, but today it’s something which is often relegated to just weddings and particularly cold winter days!

I adore hats, and don’t wear them often enough once winter is over. I even did a milinary course at the London College of Fashion years ago. I must dig out those hats and photograph them. Making my own hats was really rewarding but I just didn’t go to enough occasions to really get any wear out of them. Perhaps I ought to dig out my hat blocks and get making again…

Here are my pick of the best vintage hats available right now. I think my favourite is the 1930s brown felt beret, or maybe that amazing gold and mink art deco hat. Having said that I also adore the 1920s flapper cap with feathers and the green 1950s pillbox hat with the veil. I’d happily wear all of them! Which is your favourite?

And if you’d like a little more vintage hat inspiration you won’t get finer than Jessica over at Chronically Vintage, who has the most enviable vintage hat collection!

Jessica at Chronicall Vintage

One thought on “50 Gorgeous Vintage Hats

  1. Elizabeth Stevens

    I love hats. When I was only 19 years old, I designed and sold hats in Chicago. Oh to have a complete millinery house here in Las Vegas.m

    I wish hats would come into vogue again.

    For a while I wore some of the hats I designed to church and learned that although women wanted to wear hats, for some reason they hesitated. Once I began wearing my hats, more and more women wore them to church. It was so lovely and the men really liked it.

    It would be so nice if women and men would dress again rather than walking around in clothing they might wear to paint their houses.

    I could go on and on, but at this time I will not. Although still unpublished, I have drafted a book about putting together a proper wardrobe.

    I am most eager to hear from you.


    Elizabeth Stevens


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