Another month, another post on hats for Judith Boyd’s monthly Hat Attack. Hello again to everyone in the hat loving community! This post, however, shows a hat that I wouldn’t wear around town, lovely as it is with its tulle covering and navy feather. Instead this post is a homage to my mother.
I found the hat in Oxfam for the princely price of £1.99, that’s just over 3 US dollars. Possibly they might have been thinking well, we have to keep it cheap for anyone to buy it, as it is very vintage 50s. (I bet that in a shop that sold vintage clothes it would have been far more expensive).
But it brings to mind my mother wearing hats exactly like it for special occasions, such as my school’s sports day, when parents dressed up in their Sunday best, or an outing to London to meet her friend for afternoon tea.
She wore hats for years but they were never the large brimmed variety that I like, instead they were always a pillbox size that sat squarely on her head. Nothing too fancy either but that’s what women of my mother’s ilk wore until in the 60s that fashion faded away.
That’s all for now but do tell me if you have memories of your mother wearing that kind of hat.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper