Monday, August 17, 2009

Hats for the Lady

Sometimes, instead of indulging myself in looking at wedding gowns online, I look at hats. Fancy ones. Like, hats you'd wear to the races or to meet the Queen. For instance, from Victorian Trading Company:

Sometimes I wish we still wore fancy hats places, just so I could go shopping for millinery. Realistically, my head is a weird shape and I don't find many hats that look good on me, but wouldn't it be fun to go try hats on for a day? And then go have a cream tea in a local hotel restaurant?
Somehow, going to the fancy hat department in JC Penney just doesn't quite cover it.














And while we're on the subject of fashion, I don't usually go for this kind of style, but I wouldn't be embarrassed to get married in this, also VTC:








4 comments:

Mrs. White said...

I feel the same way. I watched Changeling the other day, and keep getting distracted by all the adorable hats Angelina Jolie kept wearing. I love old, 20's-era hats, but 1) no one wears them anymore and 2) my head is too small and my ears are too big/high up on my tiny head for most hats. Alas.

Sarah said...

Maybe you should move further South. I seem to think that wearing hats like that is quite acceptable for weddings and teashops and so on down thar.

-SECP

Abs said...

Yes! 20s! Cloches are really pretty, I think, but I can't find any that fit properly. Mrs. White, I think you'd look fancy in one of these wide-brimmed numbers, or something like a well-made lampshade hat.
Sister, I think you're right about the South, especially because that's where the racing is...and people wear them more often to church. The fancy hats in Penney's are for church, I think, and weddings. They're not very graceful, though.

Stephanie King said...

I love the second hat with the purple accents. It would look spectacular on you!