Vintage Hats

Vintage clothes are always the best and hats are no exception! Here is some historical context behind these incredible vintage pieces! 

This small round cream colored hat is covered in tiny white flowers with flex of yellow-green and purple. This style of hat was called the “pork pie” (or also boater). The style was popular for men and women and is now considered a timeless look. It gets its name after the resemblance to the pork pie which is a traditional English meat pie.

The first known establishment of the pork pie style was sometime during the late 1800s. But it mainly became popular during the 1920s. Many hats of this time were also covered in flowers and flowers were a huge accessory to the hats. The hat style actually became popular in the United States due to silent film star Buster Keaton who worn many of them in his films! The hat went on to go in and out of style and during the 1940s for both men and women. The hat style then became popular in the 1940s within the African American culture usually styled along with the zoot suit! 

 

 

   
     
     
     
This light tan hat has a light pink ribbon tied around it with white Daisy flowers. This style is called a cartwheel hat. This style was popular throughout the 1930s into the 1950s. This style was largely associate with Christian Dior’s “New Look” style. The traditional style consisted of a tight fitting, frame-hugging top and a full skirt with the wide hat. Hats of the 1920s, for example, were smaller and much closer to the face, however, around the late 1930s early 1940s the style began to change to a round and wider shape. The hat size also got wider as women’s hairstyles got bigger.     

Now this style much more 1920s inspired. This cloche style hat can be seen in many different forms during the decades. Felt cloche hats were very common among the women of the 1920s. The cloche style was very popular during the 1920s as it complimented the short bob style haircut that was all the rage of the 1920s. 

 

 

This cute tan hat with a rounded top has a light pink ribbon tied around it. This hat gives an almost bonnet look from the front with the big rounded top. This cloche style hat continued to be popular all throughout the 20th century, but this bonnet inspired look was at its peak of fashion during the 1930s and 1940s.

 

 

 

   

Summer 2020 New Casual Hats

Introducing Polly Singer Couture Hats’ new Summer 2020 Casual Hat Line. These hats are perfect for everyday wear during the Summer, but they can also be dressed up! There is nothing more classic than a straw hat for the Summertime, and Polly Singer has designed a whole new line to provide her clients with the most fashionable summer hats. These hats will make your outfit effortlessly gorgeous. These hats are not only beautiful, but the wider-brimmed ones will also help protect you from the sun. Who says fashion and functionality don’t go together? Whether you choose a more dramatic design like Sarah Jane, or a smaller look like Mona, you are sure to steal the show this summer!

Shelby–Shelby is an over size white travel sun hat with an 8 wide wired brim.
 
Off white, natural (a light tan), dark pink, robins egg blue, azure blue, dark navy (not shown), black and dark pink. See photo at bottom for details.)
Monica–Monica is a sage-colored oversized sun hat. Brown feathers, a brown button, and a gold emblem reading “I Love You to the Moon and Back” adorn this lovely hat.
 
Isabelle–Isabelle is an oversized panama sun hat with an 8 inch brim.
 
Off white, natural (a light tan), dark pink, robins egg blue, azure blue, dark navy (not shown), black and dark pink. See photo at bottom for details.)
Mandy–Mandy is a tan panama straw fedora with macramé trim and clear crystal beads.
 
Sarah Jane–Sarah Jane is oversize tan sun hat with a wired 8 inch wide brim.
   
Off white, natural (a light tan), dark pink, robins egg blue, azure blue, dark navy (not shown), black and dark pink. See photo at bottom for details.)
Fina–Fina is a light tan, high grade, parisisal straw hat with a turquoise-colored howlite stone.
 
Penny–Penny is an oversized navy panama hat with howlite turquoise colored stones.
 
Mona–Mona is a white panama straw fedora with a vegan snakeskin band, a vegan black leather accent, and a silver buckle.
   
Lillith–Lillith is a lovely camel wool fedora with a floppy brim.
 

Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue

The Pantone Color Institute has declared that their Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 is “Classic Blue” (19-4052 PCX). This color is a soothing, deep blue with indigo tones. “Classic Blue” was selected as the Pantone Color of the Year because of its calming, confident, and reassuring nature. With the chaos and unpredictability going on in the world, Pantone wanted their Color of the Year to be calming. This motivates the idea of optimism in the coming year, which will expectantly project onto the rest of the decade! This “Classic Blue” is an elegant, yet fun, color that can be worn all year round. Furthermore, it is a very wearable color, as it is very flattering on many skin tones and hair colors. In the following blog post, many blue hat and fascinator selections from Polly Singer Couture Hats have been featured, along with outfit pairing ideas that can give fashion inspiration.

Neiman Marcus–Halston–Cap-Sleeve Asymmetric Flounce Skirt Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus–Kobi Halperin–Maggie Silk Wrap Dress 

 

Nordstrom–St. John Collection–Engineered Lace Jacquard Sweater Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus–Elie Tahari–Geraldine Short-Sleeve Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus–Shoshanna–Trinette Mosaic Lace Handkerchief Midi Dress

 

Neiman Marcus–Roland Mouret–Warren Asymmetric Stretch Viscose Midi Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus– Lafayette 148 New York–Whitby 3/4- Sleeve Classic Stretch Cotton Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus–Black Halo–Audra V-Neck Ruffle-Sleeve Sheath Dress 

 

Neiman Marcus–Shoshanna–Karr Trumpet-Sleeve A-Line Crepe Dress 

 

Great Women & Great Hats

This year, 2020, is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Passed in 1920, the 19th Amendment prohibited the states and the federal government from denying individuals the right to vote on the basis of gender. In light of this monumental anniversary, Polly Singer has designed numerous hats that are each inspired by an inspirational or influential woman. Polly’s hope is to highlight these women and their extraordinary accomplishments. Furthermore, Polly wanted to provide some background information about each woman, so each online description gives a mini history lesson. Our hats are off to these outstanding women!

Vivien

 

Mitchell

Grace

 

Beryl

Jane

 

Hedy

Ann

 

Stephanie

Elizabeth

 

Drina

Rosa

 

Harper

Diana

 

Janis

Temple

 

Phillis

Mary

 

Maria B

Margaret

 

Marilyn

Emmeline

 

Amelia

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