Hi David,I can't open pictures shown as
It almost seems that they competed for who could wear the largest most elaborate hat. Some years later after WW1 it all changed, hats became smaller but some started to wear complete foxes draped over their shoulders see post#247Reminds me of that book by George Adamski, "Flying Saucers Have Landed".
I was wondering how these ladies dealt with the dreaded 'flat hair' after wearing their hats. But I expect it was possibly less of a problem for them because of the hairstyles of the day. The hair of all the ladies in the photo is piled up on their head, not let fall naturally as many of today's hairstyles are, so it was probably just a matter of plumping it up after you'd removed your hat.
These things matter to us ladies!! Viv.