Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bonus Hat of the Week: Edwardian Straw

Seeing as how the straw hat season is nearly upon us, I've been thinking a lot about straw as a material. How to use and showcase its natural qualities, and how to choose trims to compliment it. Here are photos of a beautiful straw hat from around 1905. I love how the brim outlines a graceful curve. And the frothiness of the ostrich trim is nicely offset by the plainness of a natural straw hat body, so the total effect is not as heavy and wedding-cake looking as hats from the period usually are.

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