1930s Hats for Women

Women’s hats of the 1930s were small and simple, but they looked like a work of art. Folded, molded, angled felt hat looked like a painting. The only ornament on a woman’s hat was a small belt, bow or brooch. The cloche was still very common, but what made it different is its rolled brim. In summer, women wore small straw hats or very large straw picture hats, while they often wore knitted berets, scarves and turbans, which were essential headwear for women to keep the head warm and express a woman’s fashion sense.   

In the 1920s, despite a variety of exaggerated clothing styles, hats remained conservative, and most of them were cloches. Until next decade, hats had become whimsy. During the great depression of the 1930s, hats were more hilarious than ever, combined with cheerful, quirky and feminine styles.

In the late 1920s, the brim of women’s hats began to widen to better accommodate new longer hair. In the years that followed, pleats, veils, and asymmetries quickly emerged. Hats from the early 1930s kept the style of the hats in the earlier years. They were close-fitting to the head, but their silhouettes outlined the face more elaborate.  

In the early 1930s, felt hats and lightweight straw hats were adopted the folding and piecing techniques that mimicked the structures of the bias-cut dress to some extent. The floppy sun hat fitted snug around the crown but it softened the curve of the face.  Newer cloche hats didn’t have too many decorations. Just finished the fabric and added a single solid or striped grosgrain band. The stitches at the top of the hat added interesting details, such as a small felt flower or a bow.

Elsa Schiaparelli‘s “madcap” debuted in 1930. This knitted hat can be shaped and stretched to suit each wearer’s needs. The hat was made of linen silk, wool or chenille. Knitted hats gave birth to other classic designs, including bonnets, berets, tams and turbans. The knitted crown also came with a solid felt or straw brim. This hat can be worn in spring and fall.

Berets were also popular from the 1920s, but they’ve gotten bigger and bigger over time, and they’ve got more flexible angles. The large berets had stiff visors, so they will not flop too much.

A turban, fur coat and gold-studded gloves were the typical signs of a wealthy urban woman. Women usually wore gold glittery turbans to attend parties at night. They were made of brocade, velvet, batik and metal infused crepe. In the later years, some hats took the shape of a turban and combined it with felt, straw or braid to create a hybrid turban hat. The small hats with shallow crowns were usually decorated with veils and ribbons, which can cover the eyes and add a touch of mystery to women.  

Influenced by men’s wear, fedoras, bowler hats, Panama hats and boater hats became fashionable for women. In the late 1930s, fedoras became taller and more sophisticated. Nowadays, Panama hats are still popular among fashionable men and women. Of course, there are still other hats for women, like the bucket hat, fedora hat and so on.

How to Wear a Hat with Clothes?

Wearing a hat is a great way to manage your bad hair. So, if you don’t have the time or the energy to sort out your hair, then put on a stylish hat to cover your hair. If you are going to wear a hat, there are some rules you must follow. For example, don’t wear outdoors hats at night. Fedoras should only be worn during the daytime.

Hats are one of the versatile accessories for your outfits. Keep your outfit simple to match it with a suitable hat. In addition to adding some pizzazz to an outfit, the stylish hats can give you a different look. Wearing a hat is not as difficult as you thought. What matters is not how you wear the hat, but how you match it with your outfits.

In summer, a wide brim hat is a great choice for protecting you from the sun. If you enjoy lying on the beach, you’ll need a nice sun hat to match your beachwear. It not only protects you from the sun, but also makes you look stylish. If you want to wear a hat in summer, choose a light hat both in color and weight, such as white, cream, beige and khaki.

Commonly, people like to wear straw hats in summer. Because the material of straw is light and it has good breathability that keeps your head cool. There are many different hats that you can wear in summer, which include straw hat, bucket hat, Panama hat, fedora hat, baseball cap and so on. These types come with many colors and styles.

When pairing your summer outfit with a hat, there are three things that you should remember: color, balance and proportions. During spring and summer, the light-colored hats would work well with your outfits. If your hat is neutral, you can wear neutral colors in your clothes, making sure that the hat goes well with your outfit. Or you can use contrasting colors to make your hat the highlight of the outfit.  

If you want to wear a large sun hat, try to keep your clothes to a minimum. You can wear a maxi dress to get the look simple but stylish. Or you can wear a piece of sun top with shorts, adding a wide brim hat to complete your whole look. But remember don’t let your clothes to drown you. A bucket hat is a stylish option for women in summer. It is very popular with so many people like to wear it. Bucket hats have many different styles and colors which are available for different ages of people. They are the best option for a sun hat that you need.

When it comes to the bucket hat, you might think the hat is just like a bucket. Indeed, its name comes from its resemblance to a bucket. Bucket hats are often made of durable and packable materials, such as nylon, polyester, and cotton that you can stuff them into your pocket. That makes the bucket hat different from other hats. The bucket hat can be worn with most of your clothes in summer. It is very suitable for you to wear in warm weather.