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Welcome to my blog! I'm Kathryn and I blog about  fusing Vintage and modern Fashion together to create a unique style. I am also passionate about slowing down the fast fashion industry  and hope to encourage others to do likewise through my posts showcasing  my personal style through the vintage and thrifted items that I have sourced.

To hat or Hat not.....

To hat or Hat not.....

Green Fedora! Fab casual hat! Love?
Green Fedora! Fab casual hat! Love?

Today concluding my hat post and the fascinating history behind it...............

From the 1930s to the 1950s New York had become the worlds leading Millinery capital. Hats were never more popular and Hollywood elite, socialites and anyone and everyone were rarely seen in public without one.

By the 1950s "Ready To Wear" clothing had arrived and robbed the Milliners of their part in the fashion world. All types of clothing became cheaper including Head Wear and became mass produced. In the 1960s hats were over shadowed by the popularity of Wigs and hairdressers, it was the decade of the celebration of the Hair and women all over the world embraced it. Hairdressers ,wig makers ,big hair, big rollers were order of the day and so sadly the hat became redundant during that decade.

Roll on the 1980s and public figures like Princess Diana, who enthusiastically embraced the Hat  and so it was back in action once again! During the 1980s  and 1990s the Hat was given a revival and the Milliner was reinvented once again.

Many new Hat Designers emerged because of this , making the 1990s especially a very innovative and productive period for the revival of Hat wearing.  Today hats are as popular as ever before and all styles are worn and embraced . Weddings ,Race Meetings and Public events have made them hugely popular. These upmarket events have ensured the continued success of the Hat Designer or Milliner. Designers like  Philip Treacy , Rachel Trevor Morgan , Martha Lynn (former student of Philip Treacy) and Edel Ramberg are forging the way forward.

Hope you've all enjoyed my four posts on the history of the fabulous hat. I'll insert links of the other three posts if you would feel you would enjoy them.  Here's a collection of some of my favourite hat moments! Ha Ha! Thanks as usual  Love Violinkit  XXX  Hat1Hat2

Casual Hats are widely available and at amazing prices. This one €15 Aldo Sale.
Casual Hats are widely available and at amazing prices. This one €15 Aldo Sale.
Retro seventies paper straw hat. Amazing value at €10 in Primark/Penneys
Retro seventies paper straw hat. Amazing value at €10 in Primark/Penneys
This Hat is a cloche style hat with a deep crown and super comfortable
This Hat is a cloche style hat with a deep crown and super comfortable
A beige wool fedora again a Penneys/Primark purchase €10. WOW!
A beige wool fedora again a Penneys/Primark purchase €10. WOW!
A modern street look with the "humble" beanie!
A modern street look with the "humble" beanie!
This Beanie was bought in River Island Sale for €7. Great value.
This Beanie was bought in River Island Sale for €7. Great value.
But Baby....................

But Baby....................

To Hat or Hat not.......

To Hat or Hat not.......

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