Forget about being chaperoned by an eligible gentleman––it’s off to the races as an independent, dignified lady when you sport this Women’s Felt Derby Hat. This is the perfect accessory to wear the next time you visit the race tracks or the bowling green. You’ll really look like a high-roller if you bet all your money on the horse whose weird name just calls out to you. Pair this with a fashionable 20s-themed costume, and you’ll have yourself the perfect outfit for a day at the track, a night on the town, or anywhere your joie de vivre takes you.
First popularized among the British working class in the 19th century due to its durability and practicality compared to the top hat, the bowler, or derby as it’s commonly known stateside, was also the most popular hat in the Wild West. See, despite their cinematic popularity due to their distinctive profile, a cowboy hat will blow off the wearer’s head while riding a horse. Somehow all those cowboys in bowlers doesn’t seem as striking, but don’t fret––you’re sure to cut quite the figure in it, and a cowboy hat wouldn’t really go with your flapper costume anyway.