The one thing I noticed researching hats is that while dress designers were trying to lower the hemlines, hat designers were trying to raise the hat off the face. I can not say it enough, the fashion era of 1928 through 1931 encompasses two distinct fashion periods of time. 1928 and 1929 was the height and fall of the Flapper era. Short swingy skirts, lots of tight wavy short hair covered with a close fitted hat that practically hid the face. 1930 and 1931 I like to refer to as the "Jean Harlow" period. Long graceful skirts, slightly longer hair in soft waves with hats that sat jauntily on the head.



1928 Autumn                                    1929 Autumn




1930 Autumn                                1931 Autumn


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