1929 WOMEN'S HATS
Popular hat styles seen were the Elephant Ear style; where the hat extends to the side of the face. Skull style, hat fits snugly to the head and the Eyebrow style, where the hat extends down to just above the eyebrow depth on the forehead. Styles were still with close fitted crowns, included the popular close fitted cloche, with others named Dutch cap; Fisherman which had a longer back; Sou-wester, (which was very similar to the Fisherman style, both had turn back brims in front with a longer back). Earlap, Eyebrow, Vagabond (had an all around drooping brim); close fitted skull cap. Pokes with wide brims were seen in both warm and cold weather hats.
Hats suitable for a tweed suit or frock worn for street or shopping was a fashioned felt or poke shaped small brim. Often something on the hat, especially if personally constructed, matched the suit or frock. For example, the brim could be underlined with the silk of the same material or color of the dress or suit.
Evening caps were seen, they were close fitted. Lace, satin or other rich material often trimmed with beads.
Popular in the spring were soft gray felt cloches, plain or prints some seen with a small geometric figures for accent. Hats were often brimless over the eyes, if there were brims in front they were turned up, close to the crown. The little close-fitting hats, the snugger the better appeared to be the most popular at this point in time. Sports attire was seen with a beret always placed at the correct jaunty angle over the eyebrows. More often than not the hat would be in some way Asymmetrical.
Afternoon hats often carried out the color scheme which was introduced as trimming the shade chosen for facing or vest.
Felt continued to be the most popular material in hats. The ensemble was the prominent style and special attention was paid to matching shoes and bag not only in color but also material and often the same color carried to the hats and gloves.
Chenille knitted helmets or a felt sports hat were popular winter hats for outdoor games, often dyed to match the frock or coat.
Veils appeared on more hats as the brims came up on the forehead so as to help hold the hair from blowing.
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