Friday, October 9, 2009

Pretty Hats

     Under every great hat is a great woman.
                                  - Susan Branch

A ladies hat is a very noticeable fashion accessory.  Many women feel too shy or intimidated to wear a hat, since it draws such attention to her face.  Not many ladies wear a hat these days, even to a wedding or worship service. 

Personally, I enjoy wearing hats and also looking at gorgeous hats, such as those worn at the Kentucky Derby or the Royal Ascot races.  Then there are many ladies of a certain age who like to wear red hats (I have several of those).

One of the most fun hats I’ve worn was one that I put together for a dress up Titanic Tea that I attended a while back.   I started with a very large wide brimmed hat, then I added a huge striped fabric bow, ostrich plumes, a vintage brooch, etc.

PA090958 A tea room is one of the few places that most women would feel comfortable wearing a hat.  It’s fun and even encouraged in those tea rooms that cater to a mostly female clientele.  These tea rooms feature many hats used as part of the decor, that are also there to be worn by any guest so inclined.

A quote about hats that I quite like is by Philip Somerville who said “A hat gives you panache, another look at life – it can change a personality.”  I’m curious – do you wear hats?

9 comments:

Steph said...

Great post! I love hats, too! I wear them on occasion, and I think I should do so more often!

Jason Witt said...

I'm a guy but I like to wear hats. I have bucket hats printed with my names like "Spirituality of Tea" which is the title of my book. I like the casual look of them that might be that of an English lad. I feel my picture makes me look open and friendly, and the hat goes a long way in doing it. --Teaternity

Linda J. said...

Thanks for sharing! I loved seeing the hats.

marlena said...

I would love to but the ones I like are all always too expensive or I look like a mushroom. I do love your Titanic hat - very nice!

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, I think your hat is so, well, divine! I love hats and would like to wear them, but I don't really have any. I've thought of buying them, but just won't. I guess it's like you stated, they are intimidating. But one day, I'll wear them & won't care what anyone thinks! So glad you do.

Mary said...

Your hat is adorable...was it for replicating the hats during the era of the Titanic? I love hats, too and do wear them to tea! My granddaughter also has her "tea" hats, and loves wearing them, alon with carrying a battenburg parasol. I can remember wearing hats to churc when I was a teen...hardly ever see them today. Maybe we should revive the tradition of wearing hats!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Such a fun hat video, thanks for sharing! Thank you also for your nice comment on my Magpie's Nest :)

Marilyn Miller said...

It is good to be back with you today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It sounds like it was a very special celebration.

Angela McRae said...

My "hat" is off to you for such a fun post!

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