Here’s a favorite from the early 40s. Ella Neal wears one just like it in The Mysterious Dr Satan series and she looks so fabulous! I love the size of the brim and the shape (the brim is very narrow at the back and huge in the front). I bought it to match a suit I had; the color matching was remarkable! The suit was from the late 40s and it was a textured silk that was the exact color of the straw of this hat. The suit was also trimmed in velvet in the exact color of the velvet ribbon on this hat too…The suit, sadly is no more, but the hat remains in perfect condition…
As long as I’m posting straw hats, here’s one from the sixties…It looks like a top hat and it’s cute and mod….Would look lovely on someone like Audrey Hepburn (Of course, wouldn’t anything!?) but as much as I like it, it’s never looked good on me…I’m just too stout and don’t have right lines for it…I honestly look like the mayor of munchkin city…So, in storage it remains…:D
Here’s another straw hat from the 50’s…This hat is quite small and I love it! I call it my owl hat since I’ve always thought of the back as looking like an owl’s face (the velvet ribbon should be laying flat and it looks more like a beak that way)…such an interesting design! This too looks awful on me as I have a big old head! But, I love it anyway….The feathers have rhinestones glued to them..can’t believe this hat is still in tact!
Ok, one more straw hat…This is from the 50’s and looks old ladyish or church lady, even frumpy (as someone once described it!) but I’ve worn it a lot. I think it’s really sweet and proper looking and it matches everything. It’s hard to have bad manners when wearing this hat ;) I love the veil…I always love veils!