HAT PINS



HAT PINS

Imagine an Edwardian lady wearing an extravagant looking hat, walking along the street on a blustery day.



Holding it in place would look ungraceful but, whatever the weather, a hat was a fashion must. Her hat was a fashion statement, so the item to keep it in place must be too.




The hatpin that attached the hat to her abundance of hair must be something to be both seen and admired.




HAT PINS

HAT PINS


 Adored outside and carefully looked after inside, they were stored neatly in a hatpin holder that was essential on any lady's dressing room table.





While hatpins themselves were designed to be eye-catching, as the ladies vied with each other for admiration, the hatpin holders too came in various shapes and designs.









HAT PINS
The hatpin holders still around today appear to date from the 19th century, but with hats having been large and extravagant for many centuries past, so will have been their many accessories.  


                 



Nowadays, the chances of coming across hatpin finds are becoming increasingly rare, as other collectors have also seen this as a fascinating variation on millinery memorabilia.

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