Gradually but firmly the fashion world is creeping back to the styles of the 1920's, while still retaining the more practical aspect of modern wear.
Gradually but firmly the fashion world is creeping back to the styles of the 1920's, while still retaining the more practical aspect of modern wear. Hats this spring will take on the 1928 look, with wide brims, and elegant lines.
This newest trend was demonstrated Nov. 9 at the spring Hat Show, staged by the Millinery Guild of Great Britain in London's Dorchester Hotel. Continuing the mood of the Charleston era, emphasis is placed on floral hats, most popularly adorned with violets and roses.
Other creations: the straw ottoman, a hat for town-wear; an extravaganza of curled black ostrich feathers with black satin crown; and the "dateless" hat, made famous by the Swedish actress, Greta Garbo, 30 years ago. Still popular today, the "slouch" hat is likely to be bought for many years to come.
For the more daring, are hats decorated to profusion with large and small trails of flowers.
The Millinery Guild, formed in 1945, holds a show each year, and this time 15 fashion houses contributed styles. Each year the Guild sells hats worth GBP15 million and exports bring in GBP2 1\2 million. Australia is the main overseas buyer. Australian women have a reputation form impeccable taste in hats.