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Vintage Headpieces and Hats

Historically an indicator of social status, the hat in all its shapes has long been the ultimate style distinguisher and its fashion legacy carries on to date.

 

 In the early 1800s, women opted for eccentric bonnets with feathers, flowers and ribbons which in the 1920s had evolved into neater head-hugging hats with more movement-friendly embellishments. The styles of hats that have emerged since are very diverse in style and purpose – below we have untangled the most significant types of hats over the decades to help you in your search for the perfect vintage headpiece. 

Beret

 The beret hat is a soft round cap, traditionally made from woollen felt, with a bulging flat crown and a tight-fitting brimless headband. The style is highly associated with France, the military and early 1900’s school uniforms. 

Cloche hat 

As the name suggests, the cloche hat is a bell-shaped ladies hat with a more or less accentuated cap. Popular in the 1920s, the style was embraced by the public through iconic artist performers like Josephine Baker. 

Fedora 

Probably the most coveted hat style, the fedora hat got its name from Victorien Sardou’s cross-dresser play Fedora and became a symbol of the women’s rights movement. In the 1920s the style became popular also amongst men and has since enjoyed a consistent revive through icons like Indiana Jones, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Depp. 

Pillbox hat 

A pillbox hat is a small women’s hat with a flat crown, straight, upright sides, and no brim. It is named after the small cylindrical cases that pills used to be sold in and influenced by military headgear. The pillbox is much associated with the 1960s and was the hat of choice of First Lady Jackie O.

OfV says: With a special penchant for dressy vintage hats, our edit of pre-owned designer and vintage headpieces span decades of iconic hats crafted by some of the most prominent hatters, milliners and fashion houses in history. So whether you’re on the lookout for a Panama-style straw hat for the beach; an eye-catching ostrich hat for the Royal Ascot; or a Hermès silk turban to tackle a bad hair day, our edit of sensational one-off vintage hats will top off both casual and formal looks, whatever the occasion.

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Brown Hermes Leather Frida Hat - Brown

Brown pleated leather Frida hat by Hermes. Condition : Pre-owned. Very good.
Colour : Brown
specification : Brown, , Pre-owned. Very good.
£375.00 £1,070.00

1970s Zandra Rhodes Silk Chiffon Dress, Hat and Bag Set Size 12

Amazing vintage 1970s Zandra Rhodes pale green chiffon set consisting of dress, hat and evening bag. specification : , Chiffon, Very Good
Size : Size 12, Bust Waist  Hips  Length  Across Back  Sleeve  Bag  Hat   92cm/ 36"  90cm/ 35"  100cm/ 39" 112cm/ 44"  33cm/ 13"  40cm/ 15.5"  16x17cm   14x17cm
£550.00

1950s Lily Dache Beaded Hat

Beautiful vintage 1950s cocktail hat from French milliner Lilly Dache. Style : Cocktail
Colour : Pink
specification : , Silk, Excellent
Size : Width  Length  Depth   18cm/ 7" 20cm/ 8" 8cm/ 3"
£225.00

1950s Green Velvet Hat

Fabulous vintage 1950s abstract, turban inspired hat consisting of a green velvet band wrapped around a black net base. Colour : Green
specification : Green, Velvet, Excellent
Size : Width  Depth  Height   22cm/ 8.5" 20cm/ 8"  15cm/ 6"
£175.00

1920s Black Raffia Flapper Hat

Very rare, original 1920s flapper hat made from coated black woven raffia. Colour : Black
specification : Black, , Excellent
£225.00

1950s Jacques Fath Straw Hat

This finely woven straw hat is rimmed with ruched 100% silk jersey in cherry red. Style : Costume
Colour : Red
specification : , Silk,
Size : 21.5cm x19cm /8.5"x 7.5"
£115.50 £165.00

1920s Black Sequin Vintage Hat

Cute   original 1920s black sequined skull cap filly lined in black mesh. Colour : Black
specification : Black, , Very Good
Size : 20cm/8" x 17cm/ 6.75" Circumference: 55cm/ 21.5"
£120.00

Judith Leiber Bronze Cross Hatch Stencil Suede Clutch

Style Keyword : Handbags & Luggage
Colour : Bronze
Gender : Female
specification : Bronze, Bronze, Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£1,134.96

Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Pin Stick Lapel Hat Brooch W/ Turquoise

Gender : Female
specification : Gold, -, B :Good Condition - Some Light Wear Of Use
Size : see description
£648.60

Hattie Carnegie Goldtone and Rhinestone Collar Necklace

Style Keyword : Hair Accessories
Gender : Female
specification : Gold, ,
£195.00

1960s Cerulean Blue Felt Wide Brim Floppy Hat

Material : Felt
Condition : Excellent
Colour : Blue
specification : Blue, Felt, Excellent
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£209.00

50's Hattie Carnegie Black Silk Faille Evening Dress

Style Keyword : Dresses
Bust (inches) : 36 in.
Waist (inches) : 26 in.
Length (inches) : 42 in.
Gender : Female
specification : Black, Silk, Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:42 in. (107 cm)
£908.20

1950s Jack Mann Dress and Hat

Gender : Female
specification : Green, Gabardine, Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£300.20

1960s Red Felt Mod Cloche Hat

Material : Felt
Condition : Excellent
Colour : Red
specification : Red, Felt, Excellent
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£171.00

1960s Black Rabbit Fur Hat

Condition : Excellent
Colour : Black
specification : Black, , Excellent
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£113.24

1960s Mr. John Emerald Green Fur Felt Hat

Material : Felt
Condition : Good
Colour : Green
specification : Green, Felt, Good
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£148.20

1960s White Mod Linen Cloche Hat

Material : Linen
Condition : Good
Colour : White
specification : White, Linen, Good
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£148.20

1940s Knox Brown Feminine Fedora Hat

Condition : Good
Colour : Brown
specification : Brown, , Good
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£189.24

1960s Black Felt Cloche Hat w/ Large Ribbon Band

Material : Felt
Condition : Excellent
Colour : Black
specification : Black, Felt, Excellent
Decade : 1960-1969
Size : Width: None, Length:None
£190.00

1940s Straw Hat w/ Red Ribbon

Size : Width: None, Length:None
Colour : Red
Condition : Excellent
Decade : 1940-1949
Currency : GBP
specification : Red, , Excellent
£190.00

Escada Gold Metallic Leather Party Hat Handbag/Clutch

Style Keyword : Trousers
Length (inches) : 8 in.
Gender : Female
specification : Gold, , Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:8 in. (20 cm)
£744.80

Chanel Gold Vintage Hat Earrings

Gender : Female
specification : Gold, , Used
£223.00

Heather Allan Wood & Cotton Fan Vintage Sun Hat

Heather Allen Architectural Folding Wood & Cotton Fan Sun Hat, 1990s
£120.00

Blumarine Sequin Gold Cap

Blumarine Bluegirl sequin covered cap in a gold / platinum metallic colour
£70.00

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