This is a most charming 1950s orange straw hat with handmade floral sprays and piped velvet trim. A classic piece of millinery from the era when women always wore hats, often made especially to wear with a particular dress or suit. Today this hat would easily be paired with a trouser suit for a preppier look or with a fit and flare dress of the same era. The orange straw is of the finest quality and so too is the handmade floral spray work that spans the brim. Each flower is individually cut and wrapped beautifully onto green stems. The crown of the hat is finished with a piped velvet trim giving this piece extra style and definition. The piping ends at the back with a sweet knot. The hat is a percher style in that it has a built in velvet clad wire frame that allows the wearer to sit the hat on the head. It could be worn forward over one eyebrow as is common with modern hats or in the original style, slightly to the rear, framing the face. This would be a gorgeous hat for Royal Ascot or Goodwood Revival!
Condition wise the hat is in excellent vintage condition with no signs of wear. It will fit any head size due to the wire frame percher style. Although unlabelled, this hat is of the utmost quality and was certainly retailed in a high end atelier or department store.
Width - 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Height - 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Depth - 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
£595.001950s Navy and White Diamon...
1950s Orange Straw and Floral Spray Hat
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