Wearing hat was widespread in the middle class in the nineteenth century. Apart from its practical aspect, the hat permitted to greet ladies that we grew up the stairs or that we meet on the street; in a word, to manifest in all circumstances his courtesy and good education. Women, for their part, will not be coming to lunch without a hat, or a garden party without displaying a beautiful wide-brimmed hat.

Today the women hats is hardly rigorous in ceremonies (weddings and funerals, for example) . However, dressmakers continue to use the hats in their parades. Women never have to remove their hats in the street.

They do not wear it for dinner, but they keep for a lunch or a cocktail. It must be matched with the clothes they dress.

The headgears are reduced to use it for the sport, rain hat, the hat and furred cap. Men used to remove the head hat in public areas, restaurant, café, cinema … When the men crossed a woman in the street, a man had to make the gesture to remove the hat before the women, but it was customary that the woman kept her cover head. The man hat was kept in the cloakroom at the arrival in a house.

In a church, a man kept bareheaded, while a woman used to cover her head with a hat, a shawl or a scarf.

Chapeaux hats

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