Today’s Millinery

Currently available in my Etsy shop.

Add a lace or net veil around this brim, and this hat will give excellent sun dimming for the eyes.

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It isn’t very often I include photos of myself with the hats I offer. But, I think this helps give a good idea of the look. I measure 21.5″ at my hairline, where this hat sits. The brim reaches over my eyes. From the front, you can see I can still see easily without the brim covering my face. (If I tilted the hat further forward, I would have even more coverage.)

Here is an assortment of images showing this shape with varied depths of the brim.

Illustrations – Godey’s Magazine 1862. Photographs – circa 1840s.

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A Walk on the Beach, Augustus Leopold Egg, 1855-60.

Published in: on March 5, 2016 at 8:21 am  Leave a Comment  

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