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What are some popular Victorian hat styles?

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In the Victorian era, many women wore trimmed bonnets with flowers, ribbons and frills. Wide-brimmed bonnets were popular, and many wore bird feathers or actual birds in them as an ornament.

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Victorian women also wore informal caps when they were indoors. These were called day, morning or breakfast caps. When in mourning, women often wore a black lace hat with a scalloped border that was trimmed with black ribbon and had a black bow centered in the back.

Whatever the occasion, Victorian hats made a statement and were often considered works of art. Women often competed to have the most outrageously extravagant one.

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