The floppy has its origins in the 19th century. They’ve been in and out of fashion in the past. In 1969 Julie Christie wore floppy hats, in 1969 Faye Dunawy thrilled her fans wearing a big brim floppy.
The shape of the floppy hat flatters almost every face shape. The floppy hat is versatile and can evoke hippiedom, glamour, sophistication, casual.
Spice it up with color or tone it down with neutral colors. Theres big floppies, small floppies. There’s tall ones, short ones. One for every face shape. The Crhistian Dior spring collection features floppy hats.
The fedora initiated in men’s fashion popularized by actors such as Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. Now this isn’t the first time the fedora has made it into women’s fashions.
In 1964 Sophia Loren wore a fedora, and in 1966 Liza Manneli touted a fedora. Well now in 2005 it’s open season for all us gals. They give women a mysterious look.
In 2003 over $1 billion dollars was spent on womans hats. Wowzer – who would have thought. Now with floppy hats and fedoras being front and center state that figure is estimate to grow substantially.
So get on the band wagon or should we say hat wagon for the upcoming spring and summer season.
Find yourself a couple of floppy hats or fedoras that suit your fashion style. Fun, Sexy, and Sophisticated all in one!