Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thirties Thursday

Hats. Today, they are something we might consider wearing for a formal occasion, or to keep the sun off our heads. Back in the 1930s, however, no one would go anywhere without a hat. It simply wasn't done.

Here's a popular style from 1930.
And a variety of the decade's styles.

Most hats were small and off the face.

Hats were de rigueur for men as well.

And look at the 1930s prices!

If you were in business, this could have been your hat.

And by the way, ladies, gloves were always worn as well. It was a far more formal time.


  1. The women must have had "hat hair" when they removed them. I wonder how they dealt with that?

  2. Carol; One had hat pins to ensure the hat stayed in place whilst not crushing your hair. Also, hair was always sprayed within an inch of it's life.

  3. I knew you'd know the answer. Thanks!

  4. Elspeth - How way cool! Thank you for sharing this. As a matter of fact, I've seen 'photos of my grandparents-in-law from this time and yes, they always, always wore hats. That's how it was.

  5. Carol; I AM amazing, aren't I? *cough*

    Margot; It was unthinkable to leave the house without one!

  6. My grandmother wore hats and had hatpins. My grandfathers wore hats. I'm finding a need for head coverings now that I'm up in the mountains, but still have trouble--I am NOT a hat person.

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    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

  7. Terry; I love hats - always have. I just need the nerve to wear them more often!

  8. I'm not a hat (or glove!) person, but I suppose I would have been during that time period...or maybe I would have been a rebel. :)

  9. Yesterday, I met a diplomat's wife, and though everyone else was in shades of casuals, she was impeccably dressed and wore a straw hat- was much impressed.


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