Derby Hat

Hat styles for women ranged from simple straw or cloth bonnets to wide brimmed hats with short crowns. Plumes were considered status symbols. To wear a hat with a plume made the statement that one was financially well-to-do. So prized were plumes that rare birds were being sought purely for their feathers, and this drew the concern of groups in both the United States and England, especially when whole stuffed birds began being used to embellish women’s dress hats. Shortly thereafter, only feathers from certain common birds could legally be used on hats. All other feathers were banned from use.

The traditional women’s derby hat is a wide brim hat (the Southern Belle look) adorned with feathers or a plume, ribbons, bows, and flowers, usually in spring colors. Today, there are hats embellished with other items, too, such as beads, butterflies, and birds. And some people are breaking from the traditional wide-brimmed hat style. Ladies derby hats now also include bucket, kettle, and sinamay style hats embellished with all sorts of things from feathers and boas, to flowers, bows, birds in a nest, and even little plastic horses. A gorgeous hat not only exudes class, it makes the wearer feel beautiful. When you really want to look your best, the right hat can truly make a difference.

Compliment The Derby Hat With Statement Earrings!

Australian based Zjoosh confirmed in an interview with Snob Fashion Blog that this season, a major trend is to let your statement earrings do the talking

The Zjoosh range is extensive with its arrival perfectly timed for party season. Tassel earrings and other ornate drop earrings in a multitude of colours are all affordably priced and beautifully crafted. Their Hoop earrings provide a simple clean finish to an outfit and are available in gold and silver.

Many of the Zjoosh crystal drop earrings or pearl earrings are suitable to be worn as bridal earrings or to other gala events where a big impact is required. Zjoosh always have on hand an ever-changing extensive range of stud earrings to compliment any day time outfit or evening look where your preference might be to opt for a larger statement necklace, and therefore more understated simple gold or silver stud earrings might be more complimentary to your overall look.

Zjoosh has earrings for women to suit all tastes and styles and include the  simple classic stud earrings to french hook earrings, hoop earrings and drop earrings. Choose from the chic collection of earrings which includes gold earrings, statement earrings,  silver earrings, pearl earrings, sterling silver earrings and drop earrings. If you cannot find what you are looking for there they have teardrop earrings, pink earrings and so much more.

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