Hat Designs for the 1880s Victorian Lady

More inspiring design ideas from the US women's magazine from the 1880s Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine to help you design your own Steampunk hats and headgear!

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Hats for the Victorian Lady in 1880

Hats for the Victorian Lady in 1880

 

From left to right:

Bonnet of black straw trimmed with black satin ribbon and ostrich feathers, the inside of brim has shirred ribbon in it.
Bonnet of white felt, trimmed with gendarme blue satin, and gay-colored bird.
Bonnet of black lace, trimmed with old gold satin ribbon, having the appearance of being crimped. The crown is soft, with full bow of the ribbon on the top, and the same under the chin.

Hats from Godey's Lady's Book 1880

Hats from Godey's Lady's Book 1880

 

From left to right:

Hat of mottled brown straw, trimmed with silk in cashmere colors, and stiff feather, spotted lace veil, tied in a bow in the back.
Hat of white chip trimmed all around with a band of ostrich feathers, with colored wing at side.
Black chip hat with old gold through it, trimmed with old gold satin, long feather and bird.

Women's Hats from the 1880s

Women's Hats from the 1880s

 

From left to right:

Black velvet bonnet trimmed with old gold satin and black satin ribbon, black feather and
colored bird; the face is lined with shirred satin of the same shade as trimming.
Peacock blue velvet bonnet, trimmed with satin and ostrich feathers, shirred satin inside the brim.
Black satin and velvet bonnet; the crown is of velvet, the front of satin embroidered in beads;
it is trimmed with ostrich feathers and three birds hanging as if suspended from a string at the side.
Olive green plush bonnet trimmed with satin, and ostrich feathers, satin ribbon strings,trimmed across the ends with quilled black lace.

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