It reminded me of the hats I'd seen my mother wear. I don't have memories of her wearing one very often, but there were moments.
Like Easter 1955
Also in 1955 was this one of my grandmother (Mom's mother) Mattie in hers.
I love ladies in hats. I wish I could pull them off. I just can't. I've got a couple I take to the beach with me now, but they're not cute...believe me. I watched the "Royal" wedding, in large part, to see the hats. Weren't they fabulous! Those Brits know how to wear a hat. Another hat voyeur location is the Kentucky Derby. It was somewhere I wanted to go, just so I could wear the big hat!
When I was working at Gantos (high end women's apparel), back in the mid to late 90's, we sold hats. I'm talkin" feathers and rhinestones. Usually they were bought by black ladies that were buying dress suits. They looked stunning! Nothing can turn a head like a well dressed woman in a brilliant hat. They just put the explanation mark on an outfit.
I would have loved the big hat days of the early 1900s. ( Big hats/ big hair...I'm seeing a correlation here.)
When we visited Biltmore a couple of springs ago, I loved this painting of Edith Vanderbilt.. Now, that is a hat!