Hats

Hats – October 1799

"Fig. 1 and 2 represent the front and side of the hermit hat, which is fancifully made of willow, bound with ribband, with a wreath of orange roses in front. This hat has lately been imported from Paris by Miss Barry, Milliner to the Duchess of York, New Bond Street, and is worn by several ladies of high rank....

London Head Dresses, May 1800

"The Venetian Bonnet, made of straw and trimmed with straw flowers, the strings fastened with a bow behind and tied loose on the bosom...

Hats – June 1803

"Lustre straws, either all lustre or mixed with chip or Leghorn, chiefly of the small Obi shape, are among the spring novelties. The other hats the most general are the simple gypsy, called the merry gypsy, of plain white chip...

Mourning Hats, September 1805

"No. 1--A hat of black crape, the crown made full, and the front turned up, ornamented with black feathers. No. 2--A black chip hat, turned up in front. No. 3--A hat of black silk, trimmed with crape, and ornamented with flowers....

Hats – February 1807

In the history of hats, I like to think of 1807 of the Year of the Tunnel Hat. During this year, and for the most part ONLY this year, bonnet brims took on a tunnel shape....

Hats, July 1808

"A cap of white satin and lace, finished with a long end over the left side, trimmed all round with lace, and ornamented with a wreath...

Hats – May 1809

"1. Chapeaux et Capotes de Taffetas. 2. Chapeaux de Paille. 3. Bonnet de Lingère."...

Hats, June 1809

"No. 1. Wimple, or hood of transparent gauze bordered with silver. No. 2. Silver net dress cap lined with purple silk; silver cord and tassels...

French Hats, April 1810

"Chapeau de Gros de Naples, à jours en Tulle et Echarpe." Gros de Naples is a thick silk fabric. Here, it is inset with tulle and tied at the crown with a...

Parisian Head Dresses, April 1812

"Imperial bonnet of Maria Louisa blue, ornamented with straw-colour French trimming; three bows of ribband, the same colour as the bonnet, in front of the crown, which is high and spiral...

Hats, December 1814

"A melon cap, made of white satin quilted, with narrow bead trimming inlet, ornamented with a full cluster and wreath of flowers, blended with a quilled border of lace...

Hats – July 1816

"Parisian Hats: No. 1 represents straw hats, some having coloured silk crowns, some tied à la Marmotte, with silk or lace half handkerchiefs or with ribband; all ornamented with flowers formed of Indian corn and chicory, lilac intermingled with roses, or vine leaves intermingled with maiden hair....

Parisian Head Dresses, January 1817

"A plain straw bonnet, lined and trimmed with lilac. The crown of a round shape, and a moderate height; the front is large and ornamented with lilac ribbon : the crown is decorated at the top and bottom to correspond....

 

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