Bonnet Purchasing options for 2022
These bonnets were purchased and imported from Austentation Regency Accessories in Massachusetts, USA.
This felt bonnet puts me in mind of Jane Eyre or some other Brontë character, though with it’s late Regency/ early Victorian lines it could easily work for any Dickens Character.
Felt hats available in
Burgundy, Black, Brown, Green (one of each).
Lucy (plain) SOLD OUT
What could be more iconic of Jane Austen’s era than a lovely wide brimmed straw sun bonnet?! This brand new style is based on the period bonnet seen in the image below from the Kyoto Institute (dated 1790-1815). The trimming possibilities are endless on this fantastic bonnet.
Zero plain Lucy bonnets available for pre-purchase for Bonnet Decorating workshop
Straw Capote bonnets (scoop shaped) like this one were worn during the early years of the Regency. The capote bonnet was a popular style as it easily ‘accommodated the modish hair styles of that era, which were short or piled on top of the head.’
“The shape of the Capote bonnet changed as hairdos changed, and the hat crown shifted to accommodate the increased height of swept up hair. The poke, or brim, also became larger over time. This definition describes the Victorian capote: Close fitting bonnet with rigid brim, either of straw or boned into shape. Soft, shirred crown , ribbon bows tied under the chin, Victorian 19 c. with deep ruffle in back. Also poke bonnet, fanchon, scuttle bonnet, sun bonnet.” Glossary of hats, Village Hat Shop.
1x plain Molly bonnets available for pre-purchase for Bonnet Decorating workshop
While Belle is a lovely Mid-Victorian style spoon bonnet, we have found it to be more flattering to rounder faces. And while not strictly historically accurate we wanted to offer it as an option for this years event.
3x plain Molly bonnets available for pre-purchase for Bonnet Decorating workshop