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Those British Ladies and Their Designer Hats
April 24, 2013
3:13 am
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Barnettbuff
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I just finished watching almost 5 hours of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. One Question: Do all British ladies wear hats to social events or ONLY to events envolving the presence of Royalty? Here in the US women no longer wear hats (maybe baseball caps). Perhaps in high fashion shows and rich society they may wear hats, but not in mainstream America. Larry…………..

April 24, 2013
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Anyanka
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Up until WWII nearly all women wore hats when they went out but as a habit it died out after WWII.

When I was younger the only women who regularly wore hats were ladies of a certain age. my grandmother always wore a hat even if she was just going to the corner shop.

The only times I’ve worn a hat was at weddings and as I’ve never been to a society event requiring one but certainly when you are invited to many events where the queen is present the dress-code generally states a hat is mandatory.

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April 24, 2013
6:26 pm
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Anyanka said

Up until WWII nearly all women wore hats when they went out but as a habit it died out after WWII.

When I was younger the only women who regularly wore hats were ladies of a certain age. my grandmother always wore a hat even if she was just going to the corner shop.

The only times I’ve worn a hat was at weddings and as I’ve never been to a society event requiring one but certainly when you are invited to many events where the queen is present the dress-code generally states a hat is mandatory.

My mother has always worn a headscarf but she did wear a hat at school which of course was part of the dress code.
I’ve never worn a hat or headscarf ever but when it is extremely cold I will wear a wooly hat, but that’s about it for me.

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April 25, 2013
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OK thanks for the info. I figured “Royal” events would require one, or EVERYONE in attendance would not have had one on. Here too, women seem to have stopped wearing them after WWII. In my early childhood, late 40s early 50s, I remember most wore hats to church and funerals and that’s about all. Of course then, women only wore dresses and/or blouses and skirts to those occasions — now, most wear slacks and blouses. I remember the “talk” among older ladies when a few younger women would wear pants to funeral homes and funerals; it was the gossip of the neighbor! Things have changed, haven’t they? I really don’t think women HERE ever wear them. Perhaps to church, but, since I don’t go, I woundn’t know about that. … I’m still enjoying working with my Family Tree, seems more and more as if we are diffinently related to the Royal Families;—learing lots about History and England either way! ……Larry

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