Flashback Friday: The Hat

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Jackie Kennedy started a trend with her pillbox-shaped hat
Jackie Kennedy wearing a pillbox hat

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate revived an old trend: the hat.

So this Friday, we’re looking back — at the hats our parents or grandparents (or perhaps even great-great grandparents) might have worn back in the day.

Here we have gathered a few of our favorite hat trends from the 1920s to the 1960s. Enjoy and share your own hat photos on our Facebook page, facebook.com/myheritage


Two Australian women enjoying a drink circa 1940

At the race. Brisbane, Australia circa 1940.

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

And now we leave you with an ad for the Whippet.  The ad reads: “The sleek, trim lines of the Stetson Whippet…and the bold sweep of its bound brim…help to give you that confident, up-and-coming look that says you’re “going places.”  And the Whippet is going places too–it’s America’s favorite hat!  $10.”

Stetson Whippet
Ad for the Stetson Whippet

Photo Credit: Sleevehead (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sleevehead/4356512577/)

• Do you have a photo of a family member wearing a classic old hat? Share it on our Facebook page, facebook.com/myheritage


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  • Annette


    September 2, 2015

    60 style is where are the pill box hats

  • Annette


    September 2, 2015

    The 60s are in where are the pill box hats need one for wedding Jackie Kennedy wore them a lot with her outfits