Women’s vintage hats come in a range of styles and colours to suit every outfit and occasion. When you choose a vintage hat over a new one, you can create a unique look that you won’t be able to find by shopping at chain or department stores. Choosing a vintage option allows you to express your personality and style by giving a pre-owned item a new lease on life.

Hat styles

A beret or beanie is perfect to wear in the cooler months. They are typically made from wool or felt, which is ideal for keeping your head and ears warm while outside in cold weather. Pillbox, dress and skull cap options are the best for formal occasions such as weddings and parties, and are typically picked to match more formal outfits such as long silk dresses.

Heading to the races? You’ll need a fascinator to complete your look, and a vintage choice will have you standing out from the pack. These styles typically contain feathers, netting and other embellishments which you can use to add some flair to your racing attire. A broad brim or fedora provides sun protection, as well as complimenting your outfit for time spent in the sun. A broad brim hat provides the best protection and is perfect for days on the beach or out on the boat, while a fedora will offer less sun protection but is more stylish in design.

A cloche gives your outfit a truly vintage feel, perfect for fancy dress occasions or for adding a unique touch to your everyday outfit. They are typically only worn when outdoors and come in a range of fabric types including felt, straw and faux fur and have been popular over a range of different eras. Team with vintage heels for a complete look.

There’s no need to go looking through second-hand shops to find a hat for your occasion. eBay has many vintage hats you can choose from without needing to leave home.