This is truly a charming vintage hat Styled by Coralie. Made from Orchid colored woven straw, this 1950s Boater style hat is trimmed with dark purple velvet and pearls draped around the velvet outer hatband. The crown is rounded and the brim is wired. There is an inner purple grosgrain ribbon sweat band and the hat is unlined. There is a purple veil that the previous owner had positioned on the brim. This veil cannot be pulled down over the face as it has a good number of breaks in the netting. I suspect the lady who owned this hat decided to place the veil on the brim many years ago as it has settled there in a somewhat permanent fashion as it lays there so very comfortably. And, might I add, it looks quite well being worn this way. Of course, if you choose to do so, the veil could easily be replaced. I’ve chosen to leave it as found.
This vintage Coralie Boater straw hat will be a winner regardless of where you choose to wear it!
Condition: Very Good
I have already mentioned the issue with the veil on this hat and I did not pull the veil off of the brim to photograph the breaks in the material as I left the veil in place to avoid further damage. And, it looks fine being worn this way and I believe you will be able to see this in the photographs. The inner purple grosgrain ribbon sweat band has some minor fading. This will not be seen by anyone but you, as it can’t be seen when the hat is being worn. Otherwise, this hat is in wonderful condition.
Label: Styled by Coralie
There is a size label in this vintage hat that states “22”, but as always please refer to the Measurements given below to make sure that you get a proper fit.
Height of Crown Taken at Front of Hat: 3 1/2”
Across the Top of the Crown: Front to Back 6 3/4” and Side to Side 6 1/4”
Width of Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 2”
Width of Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 1/2”
Circumference of Outer Brim: 32 1/2”
Total Circumference of Inner Grosgrain Ribbon Sweat Band: 20”
Although the size in the hat is stated as “22” the actual circumference is 20” and the hat should fit a bit snugly on the head.
This seller is a proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) and The Costume Society of America (CSA).
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