History of the Hat

Hats ―al between same as caps, berets, visors, hats, caps and headdresses, neither have not only aesthetic and fashion purposes. Also have functional uses: use them to protect us from the cold or the Sun; the blue helmets of the United Nations use them to identify themselves as peace corps; the construction workers to protect themselves from the fall of hard materials; the military used them as a badge of rank, position, or nationality; the area of medicine and food workers use it for health, and others take them for religious reasons or as part of the uniform.

About the Hat

1. 19th century

During the first half of the 19th century, female hats were still flamboyant, decorated with ribbons, flowers, feathers and furs. At the end of the century, sports and baseball snapback was introduced, such as the wide-brimmed capelines, and even smaller, as hits.

The male Hat remained very sober. The high top hat became fashionable ―tambien known as hat or galera―, with straight Cup and short wing. At the end of the 19th century, another style became fashionable for men: the bowler, with a rounded Crown and wing short, sometimes just folded up.

A milestone that marked the history of the hat was the creation of machines of sewing in the middle of the century, which transformed the hat industry and turned it into a more massive accessory.

2. 1900-1920

Feathers made furor during this period, so much so that women had to use hats with stuffed birds. But soon the protests were made to listen, both in United States and in England, and this type of ornaments left is used.

With the arrival of the First world war in 1914, the fashion was influenced by new types of jobs women exercising. Many had to wear uniform and could not use caps or hats during the day. For this, they needed to find something that differed them and that would break with the monotony of work clothing. It is thus that Hat went on to become an icon of fashion that women used to stand out and highlight your outfit.

In that same decade, Chanel began designing hats fashion, as he noticed the need for women to achieve a different style that is rare and retro and identify among other women.

3. 1920-1940

Towards the year 1920, a new trend has been installed. Women hairstyle fashion went through a revolution, and many women began to wear shorter hair, which was not well with big hats. To detect this, designers and dressmakers began to create smaller, rounded, tight to the head and short-brimmed hats. These could be simple, or with appliqués, ribbons, feathers, ribbons, stones or flowers.

Already during the Second World War (1939-1945), the use of the hat ceased to be a standard label. Many used it for safety to their works, to cover from the cold or the Sun. High society women were still using them, but by aesthetics and fashion, not standard. It is then that ends the second world war hats designers began to acquire greater fame and popularity.

4. 1940-1960

In the Decade of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, the hat became part of the female costume, which should combine with your dresses or shoes and wallet. Later it became a symbol of distinction between celebrities, such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

During this century, the hat had many ups and downs, applications and rely, changed size, shape and function. By the end of the 20th century, the hat began to lose notoriety and in the 90’s he was given very little use.

5. 21st century

In this century, it is rare that women wear hat every day, unless it is to cover the Sun or the cold. The same thing happens with hats for men. However, designers continue to create hats for special occasions. These accessories continue to have their followers, for example between members of royalty and some celebrities.

On this website, you can find various types of vintage hats.