Sunday, May 6, 2012

To Hat or Not To Hat

Oh no, it is not merely for bad hair days; not just for English weddings - which by the way you are not obligated to wear if you are not one of the principals; not only a must wear at the Derby - frankly I find most of them hideous!

Back in the old days, they were worn for protection from the elements especially to warm babies before hats were fashion adornment for formal gatherings defining ones social status and worn to get noticed.

During the wars, hats have taken aback until once again popularized in the 80’s by the Princess of Wales, Diana. Today, who doesn’t have a hat? Wearing it is no longer a differentiator of rank in society but an expression of art as part of daily accessories.

There are still the traditional vintage Victorian hats, minus the real dead birds of course. And then there are beanies for winter, fun Mardi Gras hats, sporty visors, the western style for that cowboy image, and the most popular…. caps with embellishments and logos that are worn backwards or sideways or sometimes inside out while upside down.

Dust your stylish straw fedoras for the summer or shop the easy on the pocket new selections at Charming CHARLIE.

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