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Big Brim Hats

History

Many folks feel that you’re never fully dressed without your smile. Of course, smiles are sensational, but in our opinion, nothing completes a look more than a stylish hat. Hats have a long, long history, dating all the way back to 3,000 BC. Initially, hats were functional, designed to keep the wearer warm and cozy or protected from the sun. While hats still serve a purpose, as with most things fashionable; style comes with function. The wide brim hat is the perfect example of a stunningly stylish hat that serves a purpose.

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Function

The wide brim hat is one of the more diverse shapes of classic women's headwear. Silhouettes vary from structured brims, floppy styles and upturned brims, which produce very different looks. Beyond the silhouette, the big brim is the most diverse as big brims are seen on the beach with a straw weave, in the winter as felt warmers and as taffeta and mesh hats that will dress up any little black dress. The big brim hat is designed to help add class and sophistication to any outfit, though the wide brim hat also serves an important function. The women’s wide brim hat is ideal for shading your face from harmful UV rays.

Popular Places to Sport a Women’s Wide Brim Hat

Of course, hat preference like everything else, is up to the wearer. However, there are places where the big brim hat is always popular. Kentucky Derby anyone? Of course, the Kentucky Derby is famous for hats, hats, hats! The wide brim hat certainly makes a show at the famous Southern horse race. Yet, you can don a big brimmed hat for any day at the races, sunny jaunts at the beach or even nights out on the town. Attending an outdoor wedding? Cap off your sensational outfit with a wide brimmed hat, they are perfect hats for weddings. Add them to the bridal parties’ attire as well and dare to be different. These trendy yet classic hats feature brims as long as six inches and feature structured, floppy and upturned brims for a dramatic yet tasteful finishing touch. The wide brim  hats at Hats in the Belfry are made for the lady who wants to emulate Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s whenever the mood strikes her.

Wide Brim Styles for Women

When it comes to wide brim hats for ladies, you have certainly come to the right place. Hats in the Belfry has the largest collection of women’s wide brim hats for all seasons. We carry women’s wide brim hats by top hat brands like Giovannio, Betmar, Eric Javits, Christine A. Moore and Belfry. You will find elegant big brim hats that come in a variety of colors, materials, styles and sizes. Of course, big brim hats are most often associated with warm-weather wear, which is why Hats in the Belfry has a sun-sational selection of straw big brim hats, raffia hats and paper braid hats that are both formal and casual. Yet, when the weather gets cooler, you will also find a number of wide brim hats for cooler weather that offer protection from the sun as well as the cold winds of winter. If you’re heading out to a formal affair like a wedding, choose from an array of dressy wide brim hats. Whatever the occasion, Hats in the Belfry has a smart, sophisticated assortment of women’s wide brim hats for all seasons that feature sweet adornments like flowers, extra-large bows, ribbon embellishments and feathers. Whether you want a simple, chic wide brim hat or something with a bit more pizzazz, you are sure to find a look at Hats in the Belfry that completes your big brim vision.

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