Department Store Best & Co. American

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The asymmetrical shape of the brim of this chic and jaunty hat exudes the femininity of the 1930s woman. The close-fitting crown of the 1920s cloche is still evident, but the open brim, which shows more of the face, exemplifies the transition from the boyish Flapper to a more feminine woman. As hairstyles became longer, softer and incorporated more curl and wave, hats changed in order to display this new style.

Hat, Best & Co. (American, 1879–1969), straw, silk, American

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