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Women's Hats

Women's hats were quite lavish and ostentatious during the early 1900s. Even when the clothing styles became more subdued, the hat was still fairly exuberant.

Large, wide-brimmed hats decked out with plumes and flowers came in a wide variety of shapes and styles.

1900s Lavish Hats 1900s Lavish Hats

1900s Lavish Hats

1900s Lavish Hats: Image courtesy of Jenna Weissman Joselit, A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America, 2001

The introduction of the automobile in the early 1900s prompted the need for motoring hats and veils.

1900s Motoring Hats and Veils

1900s Motoring Hats and Veils: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Ewing, History of 20th Century Fashion, 1992

For cycling, women frequently wore simple straw sailor hats.

1900s Cycling Hats

1900s Cycling Hats: Image courtesy of Elizabeth Ewing

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