What kind of hat do you wear when you go out?
The style of hats worn has changed over time. Hats are a fashion item that are adorned when going out to formal occasions, like a wedding, and worn casually to places like the beach. The type of hat a person wears can identify their status in society. Rules about hat-wearing and dress code have varied over time and depending on occasion.
What can hats tell us about the person wearing it?
How has the purpose of wearing a hat changed over time?
Do you have a “going out” hat? For what occasions do you wear it?
Look closely at the photographs. Do you think people dressed more formally to go out in the past, than they do today? What are some examples of this?