For a new art series, I have an interest in hats and have begun to search about the history of hats, including styles and how historical events influenced the design.
Did you know?
The ‘Bavolette’ was a ribbon frill at the back of the bonnet. Its purpose was covering the neck, which was considered an erogenous zone in the mid 19th century. Necks were only on view with evening dress!
Quote from an interesting article on the history of hats … information courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild.