WINTER HATS are Varied and
HERE is greater variety
than ever before in the
new winter hats. There
Aseem to be models to suit every type of face — medium brims, small
brims, no brims at all, little fabric caps, hats with the line coming well down over one eye, others worn right off
the face, very shallow, or rather high-pointed crowns.
A complete change from last season is the off-the-face hat. Paris adopts this style in nearly all her new spring
models. There are several types from which to take your choice.
There is the halo hat. This hat finishes just behind the hairline in front. It comes down low over the
hair at back, or else is turned up all around. The Henry VIII period gave
the inspiration for this model.
There is the brim that comes down
on the right side of the head, sometimes covering one cheek, but leaving the
hair very much in evidence at the left side. This style is far easier to wear than the halo hat.
There is the "baby bonnet," really the start of the off-the-face hat. This has a tiny brim, and the hat is worn well on the back of the face. This is essentially a hat for dressed-up oc- casions, and should only be worn by people with small, pretty faces. For
A NEW BERET by Marcel Rochas. Made of dark grey fabric, it comes well down over the right eye. The crown is in- tricately pieced. It is worn with a frock of the same material.
SUZANNE TALBOT designed this off-the-face model, made of three shades of gros-grain rib- bon in black, grey and red. The brim turns up in front and be- hind. The crown is made of
ANOTHER Maria Guy model (right). The hat is of black felt, and the brim sweeps up on one side, exposing the hair, and comes
well down on the other.
A NAVY BLUE felt "boater" (below). The brim turns up evenly all round. The hat is worn well to one side, and is kept in place by a narrow piece of elastic running under the hair at
THIS ATTRACTIVE sports model by Maria Guy is of the Tyrolese genre, and is fashioned in brown, fabric. Accentuating the height and adding a vivacious trimming note is the twist of green feathers in the crown. The cunning sweep of the
crown almost extinguishes the right eye.
them they are ideal for dinner or evening-cinema wear.
The model with an even brim turned
up all round, and with a shallow crown,
is worn well on the back of the head. To keep it in place it is anchored to the head by an encircling band of braided velvet or horsehair exactly matching the color of the hair. This band can also be in a contrasting color
to the hat.
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THE beret in new forms will be one
of the most popular winter models. This year's berets are rather large, and very flat, ending sometimes in sharp or square points or ovals in front. There is a model from Descat square as an envelope in front. It drops well over the right eye, and is made with four corners instead of a circle.
Little toques to wear with fur collars come well down over the right eye, and are cut well up on the left side.
Sports hats have medium brims, either turned down in front, and up at the back, or with the brim rolled up off the face in front and down at the back. In the former style come the Tyrolean models. They show little feathers pointing to the sky; some- times the crown is pointed, otherwise it
is flat and folded.
Descat makes a sports model of felt with the brim squared in front. Over the right eye it comes to a decided
point. The off-the-face sports hats have the brims rolled smartly up at the left side, and projecting on the right.
Crowns Are Clever
CROWNS are never plain. They are
folded, pleated, trimmed with ridges, tucks, and stitching. The toques are draped snug with the head, a corner standing in a point, or doubled back into a triangle or a square. The hat actually fits closely to the head, but folds. Ridges and extra pieces of the fabric give height and interest.
Trimmings are discreetly used, but they are rarely absent. Feathers of every kind and color, especially motifs of brightly-colored flat feathers, clips of metal and glass, little brooches of glass initials, paste brooches, and rings
THE HAT above is made by Reboux, the world-famous mil- liner. It is made of bright red duvetyn, and trimmed with
speckled black and yellow feathers, and is a perfect hat to wear with a top coat or tailored
of all kinds are popular trimming motifs. The eye-veil stiffened with a preparation, or with a stout thread em-
broidery still accompanies numerous
FABRICS of all kinds make most of
the winter models. There are re- versible taupe-velours, one side soft and satiny, the other dull. Flemish felts, with long, soft, and satined strands, fine supple felts that can be tucked like a fabric; felts with rough, hairy surfaces and dull suede felts,
both so suitable for sports hats. For sports hats with scarves to match, Ro- dier has created soft Angora woollens in lovely shades of brown and grey.
For afternoon and evening wear vel- vet is used extensively. Many of the models are stitched with self-color or gold or silver threads.
Colors are black, often with a touch of color in the feathers, navy blue, all the browns, mulberry, blackberry, and all the reds and grey.
In the very latest styles showing abroad—they are really for next spring and summer—there is a departure from the monotony of the uni-color, which has for so long been a domi- nating factor. The hats themselves will often be in two or three colors, and will be trimmed with bright colors. Sometimes the crown and the top of the brim will be in one shade, while underneath the brim will be a complete contrast. This new fashion point can be adopted to our winter styles.
With a black ensemble a hat of black velours having the sharply upturned brim lined with crimson felt. For sports there is a model with a beige felt crown and brown brim—the crown is stitched all over with brown cotton.
Colored hats with dark ensembles were seen a great deal in Paris this winter. With a dark grey coat and dress went a turban and scarf of rasp- berry velvet. With black coats red and green hats were worn, possibly the dress beneath was the same color. With brown ensembles one saw orange, green, and pale grey hats; with navy blue— lighter blue, bright green, grey, and red. * * *
THERE is an entirely new mirror to
carry in your bag. Both sides are glass, one pink, one blue. The blue shows you in daylight, and the pink the way you should look at night.
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LEOPARD fur is very smart this
winter. Lelong shows a model coat in almond green cloth with raglan sleeves of leopard. Other designers show tiny leopard skin jackets to wear over black or brown wool frocks.