|Carole Lombard photo courtesy jbrvintagerevolution|
But straw hats aren't just for the beach. They can be chic and sophisticated toppers for fabulous daytime frocks and smart suits. They come in all manner of styles and trimmings, and can easily transition from Spring to Summer to Fall.
|Photo courtesy retrorover-vintagedogs.blogspot.com|
Join us this month as Chapeaux à la Mode celebrates the glorious straw hat.
From the author's personal collection, a unique natural straw tilt topper accented with a navy grosgrain bow and bandeau. Labeled Kay Wagner, Barbizon-Plaza Hotel, New York. Circa 1940's.
A delight of black raffia straw that points to a pair of peach feather cockades. Labeled Dolly Varden, California, circa 1940's. From the author's personal collection.
1940's natural straw tilt accented with the drama of black grosgrain trim and veiling. Not labeled. From the author's personal collection.
|1940's black straw tilt with unusual pearl trimmed ribbon.|
Photo courtesy wanelo.com
|1940's cream tilt courtesy forums.vintagefashionguild.org|
|1930's black straw with rope and ribbon detailing.|
Photo courtesy swingfashionista.com
|Bernice Charles straw tilt, circa 1940 courtesy eBay.com.|
For more styles of straw hats from the author's personal collection, CLICK HERE