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The icing on the cake …

The cherry on top …

The finishing touch …

Voila!

  Hats as statement makers:  the accessory of crowning glory

Now, top that!

 Mile High Fedora … gangster-style

The fedora hat … named from the play titled Fedora,

written in 1882 by Victorien Sardou for the actress Sara Bernhardt.

Ms. Bernhardt starred as Princess Fedora, a cross dresser who donned

a soft brimmed, centre creased hat.

The fedora, though commonly associated with men’s wear,

was initially designed for women and was a favoured by the Suffragettes.

(images from fashionising):

Dsquared 2

a/w 2013

 

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Cloche … for whom the bell tolls

The cloche hat … designed by French milliner Caroline Reboux

fitted, bell shaped, a 1920s hat wear must have

Emporio Armani

a/w 2013

 

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Flat Rimmed Sombreros … the ole west

During the era of the late 19th century American cowboy

many types of hats were worn:  bowlers, Civil War uniform hats, derbies …

as well as rimmed hats of varying dimensions in height and width.

Ann Demeulemeester

a/w 2013

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Take the cue from runway styling, a/w 2013 …

make the defining stroke to your dress masterpiece

the hat, which puts all into context.