Just for fun, here’s a sampling of women’s hats from the Spring of 1917. All images are from Delineator magazine’s April, 1917, issue.
Go bold! (And watch out for low doorways.)
Lace is always fun and feminine. Wearing a bag on your head? Only for the bold.
It’s hard to go wrong with flowers . . .
. . . or fruit.
Appliqued embroidery is elegant, and you can’t have too many roses. Or you could take your inspiration from a marching band:
And don’t be afraid of height:
Or of width. The people behind you probably don’t want to see anything, anyway.
You can borrow your hat ideas from the men . . .
Or be as prettily pink — or green — as you like:
Just don’t get too matchy-matchy, no matter how much you love that blue and white print:
For those who’d like to see more of the outfits worn with some of these hats: