I don’t own many hats that I like to wear out (not the right era – I got a huge lot for nearly pennies of Craigslist last winter, but I couldn’t see most of them before I got them, only to realize they were mostly 50s and 60s. Poo.), but I’ve got 3 or 4 I’m very fond of, mostly from vintage shops. I’ve also gathered pictures of hats I pine for over the past year or so – the folder in my iPhoto is currently hundreds strong. Below I’ve shared a few (ahem... twenty-five) that I do wish I could miraculously find during my next visit to my friendly local antique or vintage shop.
What type of hats do you like? Do you have a particular era of millinery that makes you weak with materialistic longing?
Note: I don't know the sources of many of these pictures! I've just collected them over time via Google images and other blogs. If I took someone's original image, let me know and I'll give credit/remove it!
|Especially the top red one!|
|Carole Lombard. I love this one!|
|I LOVE this hat of Ginger's! In general I've sort of got a thing for this type of pointy-ish topped hat.|
|Um. Okay, pretty much everything in this picture. Sigh, these dresses! And the hats are all lovely - I find the far left bowl-shaped one amusing and charming.|
|This is actually from a shoe ad, but the hat really caught my eye. Yeah, I definitely have a thing for pointy hats.|
|Seen on Ebay a while ago.|
|I love all the colors!|
|Nice hats and dresses, again.|
|Bizarre and over-the-top (I feel like it belongs in an elaborate Busby Berkeley number), and certainly not for everyday wearing, but isn't it fun to look at?|
|Don't know if I could pull this off, but again, fun to look at!|
|Stills I took from a Pathe archive film a few months ago.|
|A very young and beautiful Lucille Ball. With a nice hat.|
|A beautiful illustration with a lovely hat and (floating) glove.|
|AWESOME hat! This might be my favorite. I wonder what color it was supposed to be?|
|Alice Faye, looking cute and wearing cute everything, hat and suit especially.|
|I lied. This is actually my favorite of all of these.|
|Did I emphasize enough how much I like pointy hats? Ruby Keeler in a rather simple one.|