When I think of floppy hats, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white straw design and floral hat pin comes to mind. The enduring screen and style maven had captivated audiences with her signature style formula of sex appeal, as she recognized the power of a plunging neckline. If impact is what you’re after, nothing says it quite like a luxury fur felt wide-brimmed floppy hat by London’s finest milliner, Lesley Sharma, founder and designer of Lady Sharma Hats. I find her designs to be quite liberating in the sense of the exquisite execution that is taken as it communicates timeless beauty clearly.It’s always refreshing to see women and men garnishing their crowns with a sophisticated hat design as it serves a large purpose as wearable art and a much needed accessory. From a past era, you wouldn’t find a single woman without a form of headwear particularly with the 1920s influencing a full range of enormous hat designs. Floppy hats, in general, are associated best being displayed during afternoon to evening social events; which borders on a classic ladylike prominence of continuous style.
Traditionally, I’ve always found floppy styled hats to be rather versatile with an authentic approach to the 1950s hourglass figure. In combination with Bitter Root Vintage, an online boutique specializing in retro-inspired dress designs whose garments reflect a true vision of femininity. The ‘Strange Power’ dress in blue accentuates a true 50s hourglass silhouette giving the diverse size of a floppy hat proper portion while paired with modest accessories such as a sheer chiffon scarf, satin gloves, and the simplicity of an authentic unlabeled retro gold accented clutch.
Luxury Black Velour Felt Fur Floppy Hat c/o Lady Sharma Hats // Bitter Root Vintage ‘Strange Power’ Dress // Vintage Gold-Tone White & Blue Rhinestone Earrings (similar here) // Satin Glove with Mini Velvet Bows (similar here) // Vintage Sheer Chiffon Scarf (Doris Alexander, similar here) // Vintage Black Leather Clutch // COACH ‘Smith‘ Pumps // MAC Lipstick