Pictures will not be able to convey the extent of the sparkle in this hat! This great Frank Olive 1980s hat is made from woven synthetic metallic material that is the softest shade of blush pink. The color can only be compared to the color of pink champagne with lots of sparkling bubbles! The hat has a high rounded crown and a generous brim that can be positioned in several ways just depending on the effect that the wearer wants to give to her many admirers. Kate has gone for a more dramatic look for her photo shoot wearing the left side turned up and the right side turned down for a bit of sassy allure. For a more playful look the brim can be turned up all the way round, but I truly prefer Kate’s choice! There is a thin outer band that goes all the way round the base of the outer crown that is the same material as the rest of the hat so it’s very subtle, only being noticed mainly because of the little tie decoration. The inside of the hat is unlined but does have a bright bubble gum pink grosgrain ribbon inner hatband. This hat is a little more substantial in weight because of the synthetic material that it’s made from as compared to natural straw but still not too heavy. The gorgeous color and glimmer gives this hat a very unique look.
Condition: Very Good
There is so little to mention in the way of issues with this hat. If I had to say anything it would be that there might be a very few stray ends with the material the hat is made from and this would have been something that occurred at the time the hat was manufactured and not from wear. Nothing else to say regarding issues and the condition.
Label: Frank Olive
Size: None Present
Height of Crown taken at Front of Hat: 4 1/2”
Crown taken across the Top: 6 ½” Side to Side and 7 ½” Front to Back
Width of Brim Taken at Front of Hat: 4”
Width of Brim Taken at Back of Hat: 3”
Circumference of Outer Wired Brim: 41”
Total Circumference of Inner Grosgrain Ribbon Hatband: 21”
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