Friday, 17 February 2012
A hat for every occasion
Alla kvinnors bok advices that hat style should be chosen according to hair and dress, but occasion should also be considered when choosing what to wear.
The boater or canotier is especially suitable for spring and summer. It can be worn simple or very elegant. If the latter, it can be decorated with a veil, flowers, or similar.
The Breton hat is a model with the brim tuned up in the front and down in the back, or, as is usually the case, turned up all way round. It can be big or small, be placed over one eye or at the back The crown can be rounded or flat and the hat can be made in various materials. It is suitable both for mornings and afternoons.
The Shepherd Check Breton, Vintage Knitting Hat Pattern - circa 1940
The turban has become more and more popular since 1940. It’s both practical and compliments most looks. Suitable for every occasion, from morning to evening.
The toque is a small, brimless hat for afternoons and evenings. It can be draped, embellished with feathers, ribbons or covered with flowers.
The pill box hat is a simplified version of the toque. A practical and useful model.
Eleanor Parker, 1943
The beret is one of the most popular models for everyday activities as well as sports. You can place it just about everywhere on your head, at an angle over an eyebrow or on the back of your head. Take note if you have a round face, though- choose a beret that is not completely round.
Berets from Stetson
There are, of a course, a number of other models. A simple hat is often much more becoming and suitable than an overly decorated little hat. A practical everyday suit looks so much better with a beret than with flowers and lace.
(Picture sources: http://acertaincinema.com/workspace/media/loretta-young-easter-bonnet_opt.jpg