Cautiously still in shoulder season – sticking to classic tones and sizes – these can still be called Spring hats. The very special one at left on Marlene would have accompanied a particular suit or frock. Hats used to be so creative and capable, if carefully selected, of making a stunningly good impression!
The navy wool hat at right on Celia is the perfect one to wear with an early Spring coat in a coordinating tone. It is simply a classic wardrobe staple and warming when the weather is cool.
Nothing picked up the spirits like a new hat. It seems that women loved them even more than new shoes! Well, I can understand that, because around your face and shoulders the right hat can make you look absolutely beautiful . . . . . .
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I blog about growing up during the 50s and 60s. My two cousins and I loved going into the local clothing store that had a large hat section. Tons of hats on little heads attached to the wall. Dozens more sitting on heads on shelves. We had so much fun sitting in front of the huge mirror trying them all on while the saleswomen glared at us.
Wow! What a fabulous memory!! That must have been a hoot and a half – way better than dress-up in someone’s basement. Thanks for coming by and LIKING my fun – daily photos from my own true vintage closet.