Sorry for the delay in posting, I’ve been busy sewing! Let’s look at some hat styles from the Fifties and Sixties.
In the Fifties, smaller more subtle hats that fitted close to the head were available, but you could still find fun and fancy hats too. The beret is a perennial favourite for most decades.
The hat above is one of my purchases from the 2017 Goodwood Revival. It needed a bit of cleaning, using baby wipes, but it came out well.
Lilac jumper and embroidered skirt by Butterfly Child Art
Strawberry dress from original Fifties pattern by The Girl Loves Vintage
If you get a chance to see Grace Kelly’s hat collection, you may be surprised at some of them as they go into the Sixties. Audrey Hepburn and Doris Day also sported some amazing hats. You just have to be daring enough to wear them.
The hats in the Sixties are best worn high or far back to create that beehive look.
If you’ve got longer hair, this works well with Sixties styles, as you can style it straight, with flicks or create volume and pin it into a bob, Doris Day style.
My brother calls this the brain hat because of the shape, and I have to admit it does remind me of Mars Attacks! So don’t mess with me when I wear it!
This bucket hat is a modern buy, but reminded me of Doris Day! I sometimes style it for the Twenties too.
Furry Dr Zhivago hats are popular again at the moment, but they were fashionable through many decades. Marilyn Monroe wore one in the early Sixties.
What other styles would you like to see? Or what styles do you find difficult to style?