Hats were still worn daily by women in the ‘50s. They could be very large, or very little, and were held on the head using elastic linings and long hat pins. They were made from straw, wool felt or satin for the evening, and was often decorated with feathers, beads, ribbons, flowers and nylon netting. They were worn in a variety of colors to match every outfit.
Hats added the final touch of 1950s glamour to a woman or girl’s outfit, particularly in the early 1950s. Here are some beautiful black and white shots of 1950s hat styles taken by photographer Philippe Pottier.