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The heyday of tea party hats for women was in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, while women wore the large picture hats to take part in tea parties. The large hat trend had revived in the 1940s, when the oversized sun hats and flowers were frequently used on perch hats from the 1950s. The trend of wearing hats on tea parties has a long history, and people have been looking for the inspiration from it for many decades.  

These large hats were called picture hats or Gainsborough hats. The brim was shaped by wire, and the high crown was piled with exotic feathers, big silk flowers, and stiff ribbons. Women wore the hats gracefully, perched on the head with long and sharp hat-pins to keep them steady. To keep the hat balanced, women had to walk smoothly with less head movements. There were some new activities, such as driving open cars, so that women wore veiled hats to avoid dust blowing on their faces. Gradually, people designed the smaller hats for driving.

In the 1940s and 1950s, men and women wore hats. Hats were not only fashion accessories, but also a mark of social status and hierarchy. Today, we wear hats mostly because of the climate or the weather. Hats were an essential until the 1960s. This changed due to the new trends dominated by youth, freshness and modernity. Since the late 1960s, fashion has turned to teenagers who were also the main inspiration and focus for fashion.

Many styles of hats were very popular during the 1940s and 1950s. A wide-brimmed sun hat was a classic headwear that not only protected the wearer from the sun but also made them look great at the same time. Of course, women didn’t just wear wide-brimmed hats on the beach. Some of them wore large hats to match their outfits, plus with gloves and jewelry. Hats had decorations in some way to enhance the design. Vintage women’s hats were decorated with ribbons, fabric bows, paper flowers and silk flowers. They all looked great!

Back in the 1920s, both men and women wore visors during sports activities. There was a movie ‘The Women’ directed by George Cukor, which includes a fashion show segment. At the beginning of the movie, there were two women playing tennis, one of them wearing stylish visor. Though the visor cannot protect the head or back of the neck from the sun, still it keeps the sun’s glare out of the eyes. Visors may not be the first choice for vintage style outfits, but they were worn in the early decades of the 20th century.

Since the typical sun hat was usually of a natural beige straw color, the darker color tone may be more dramatic than the natural one. A wide-brimmed black sun hat looked great with a white or cream 1950s style skirt, and even looked better with accessories like handbags and pair of gloves.

Hats as an accessory that many fashionable people like to wear them in summer. Summer sun hats like bucket hat, straw hat and fedora hat are all popular hats for summer.

A hat as a popular accessory has been favored by many people at present. Celebrities especially like to wear various styles hats, and hats have become their artifacts of making them look great and avoiding paparazzi. There are many types of hats on the market. Men's hats mainly include Panama hats, fedora hats, Bowler hats, straw hats, bucket hats and others.

Hats are not only a classic way of matching with your outfit, but it also a versatile accessory for men, and it is suitable for any season. There are many styles of hats, and you should pay attention to different styles of hats, but the most basic point is to protect you from the sun and to keep you cool.

Panama Hat

Originating in Ecuador, Panama hats are traditionally woven from palm-like plant. The Panama is associated with coastal and tropical locales in colors. On the area of menswear, Panama hats reign supreme. With its good ventilation and moderate weight, it is ideal for ones to wear summer suit with a Panama hat. Don't wear clothes that are out of season.

Fedora Hat

Fedoras were once worn by businessmen around the world, but it's hard to get rid of the impression that less fashionable people wear them too. However, fedoras have been reinvented by creative designers who appreciate the casual and formal combination of fedoras. The hat has a longitudinal crease down the crown, and the pinch on both sides of the front. A good fedora should be made of felt with a firm and pliable brim. Fedoras come in different widths and colors, but it's best to choose neutral tones and medium widths. The fedora trend seems to have peaked.

Bowler Hat

This esteemed bowler hat was initially designed for the notorious British aristocrat and parliamentarian Edward Coke, it is about as British as awkward small talk of the weather. Despite its noble origins, it was an accessory that was popular with the working class before being taken away by the upper-class in London. Its unique charm also appeals Bolivian aboriginal women, as well as the rough and lonely gunmen in America’s old west. In fact, it is more popular than the typical cowboy hat.  

Bucket Hat

Bucket hats have appeared on mixtapes and dancefloors around the world. The emergence of the bucket hat can be traced back to the beginning of the 20th century that was originally used by Irish fishermen and farmers to block the sun and the rain, along with the development of the bucket hat gradually becomes a fashion item. It not only shades people but it also matches with most of the clothes because of its casual characteristics.

Newsboy Cap

The newsboy cap was very popular among the working class in Britain in the 20th century. The longshoreman and the merchant liked the hat. It features a curved brim, a puffy eight-panel body and a button at the top. The newsboy hat was once considered out-fashioned for a time, but now it's back in fashion. It is adaptable and adds a touch of personality with simple casual wear. This hat is definitely very warm in winter because it is made from tweed and has a very good effect of keeping warm.