Welcome to Millinery Operations, a celebration of hats and hatmaking.
Let’s take a minute to talk about this awesome hat in Wonder Woman:
It’s so plain. It’s so simple. … And it’s so perfect!
It suits the character perfectly. She doesn’t want something frilly or fussy. Hats in 1918 were transitioning from the large Titanic-era hats to the smaller shapes of the 1920s. But they could still be big and flashy. Check out these two hats from museums:
But what about the movie hat? Is it historically accurate or just character appropriate? (After all, it wouldn’t be the first time that a movie adopted anachronistic fashions to please a modern audience.)
And if you think her costume looks like a uniform, you’d be right! Here are two historic uniforms with similar styles:
If you’ve read any other posts by me, you know that I’m more than a little obsessed with both costumes and historical fashion. But the other thing I adore about this hat is how timeless it is. I could see it being worn in the ’70s or with a vintage outfit. Or it could be worn just as easily today. Pair it with jeans, a cute pair of heels and a nice blouse, and you’re ready to go! Wonder Woman’s perfect, simple hat is classic and so stylish. Why not find an ideal goes-with-everything hat of your own?