Mini things are just cute, that’s all there is to it. I’ve recently been getting into jewelry and “statement pieces” and I feel these guys fall into this category. Little cocktail hats and feathery, flowery fascinator headpieces have been around since the 1800’s. A fabulous vintage look that has been very popular in England and Australia for quite some time and has finally caught on here in the States.
Cocktail hats, or fascinators, were especially popular during the 1930’s and 40’s when they were worn in the evening for cocktail parties, and they are finally making a comeback now that more women realize how awesome and stylish they are! These little couture hats generally featured a veiling flourish of some kind, were usually brimless, and were worn tipped forward on the head and often slightly over one eye.
Here are some hats I’ve recently been looking at:
Mini black felt top hat 7″ width and 3″ high. A stunning victorian/mourning hat with a fantastic plumage of fluffy feathers ostritch feathers. It has a beautiful black silk ribbon around the brim which goes into a bow at the back. The look is completed by a black plumage of feathers.
From Mini Top Hats
An assortment of styles by Claudette Chapeau at Pixie Market for about $39-$64 a pop.
A variety of hats at Hot Topics. Prices range from $20-$28.
Some other hats that have grabbed my attention:
From Artikle Millinery, $150.
From Savoy Truffles on Etsy for $50:From NY Fashion Hats for $260 (eeek, that’s pricey):