Vintage Victorian and Edwardian Hats
When the Victorian Era began in 1837, bonnets with large, hooded coverings that framed the face were made out of satin and silk. That was for indoors, but when women went outside, they often wore wide-brimmed straw hats that were typically trimmed with handmade fabric flowers. By the 1850s, circular bonnets became more sculptural and stiff. Sometimes they were made of braided cotton but other bonnets of the day were built of straw and...