With the exception of the broad-brimmed sun hats pictured in the attached fashion editorial, you will find that women's hats were growing smaller throughout the course of the Forties and they tended to sit farther back on the cranium, requiring hairstyles that would accommodate and complement these creations.
Pictured among these seven images is the Sally Victor hat, composed of red cherries took its inspiration directly from the bizarre, comical costumes worn by the actress Carmen Miranda. This fruit theme was typical of post-war American millinery.
The six other hats in the piece were by two American designers: Lilly Dache and John-Frederics.
•Click here to read about the hats of 1942•
•Click here to see what men's summer
hats were like during this same period•
•Click here to see the Lilly Daché "theater hats" of 1949•
•Additional articles about 1940's fashion can be by clicking HERE•