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1939-45  • Doll's Hat

• For some reason hats could be bought without clothing coupons.
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At this time of austerity when clothing had to be practical and sensible; saucy hats were, along with shoulder pads, a fashion anomaly.


Usually, but not always, these rather silly hats only appear in wedding photographs.
Worn perched precariously at a tilt on top of the head, wartime hats appear far too small for the wearer.
I can only surmise they were worn as an anidote to the otherwise dull, dreary wartime lifestyle.

• Photo Wells of Lancing •

Date about1943: Age about 17 years old  • Estimate: born 1926 ± 3 years