Celebrities from Sonam to Alia are loving this statement-making fashion accessory
Hats off to that
Perfect for bad hair days and even better for good ones, the hat has become your regular A-lister’s favourite fashion accessory. Whether it’s a delicate sun hat or a sporty baseball cap, Bollywood’s A-listers like Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor have (definitely more than) one safely stocked in their wardrobe that they pull out for special occasions.
Primarily worn to protect the head from harsh weather conditions, the purpose of the hat has evolved over the years to become more of a fashion statement. In the Middle Ages, hats like scarves and hennins (a headdress in the shape of a cone) symbolised a woman’s social status. The start of the 19th century witnessed women wearing bonnets decorated with flowers, ribbons, feathers and the like, while the late 19th century brought new styles like wide-brimmed hats and extravagant flower pot hats.
1920s was famous for cloche (a bell-shaped hat) that Parisian women introduced to the world. Meanwhile, in the UK, wearing hats to horse racing events (like the popular Royal Ascot) became a trend, which was slowly adopted by the US as well. The 20th century’s love for flamboyant hats was carried forward to the 21st century, and today, everything from opulent fascinator hats (you’ll find Kate Middleton wearing them quite frequently) to woven berets (perfect for winter dressing) is acceptable.
Here, we pick out 4 fashionable celebrities with a definite love for hats. While Alia Bhatt opts for demure fascinator hat by Delna Poonawalla, Priyanka Chopra shifts between a casual baseball cap, a classic Fedora hat and a delicate round hat with floral cut-outs. Sonam Kapoor’s choices are similar to Priyanka’s, but Natasha Poonawalla’s are overtly extravagant in nature. Check them out yourself.
The fashion accessory celebrities are loving right now:
If Gossip Girl were to air in 2018, we'd definitely see this dainty fascinator on Blair Waldorf.
This statement sun hat was customised for Priyanka to match her floral dress, because, why not.
Sonam borrowed her boyfriend Anand's striped baseball cap just to pose for this scenic picture.
Priyanka styles her camo look with a classic Fedora.
The actor takes forward her love for camo print... this time in the form of a baseball cap.
Natasha's choice of fascinator is as flamboyant as her sartorial choices.
When we say flamboyant, we really mean it. Here, she wears a (ginormous) straw hat.
She really is India's first lady of fabulousness.