Bought three of these for an event and they were truly unusable so I am returning them. Hard and disc like, they looked like a small plastic plate sitting on the head. Odd little structures, I would not call them a hat rather I would call them a plate.
The description is a bit misleading as the hat itself is NOT wool felt, it feels like flocked plastic. The bow seems to be felt, though. Mine arrived in a padded envelope and I was quite surprised it was in good shape and not squashed as the envelope looked a little wrinkled. The hat is a nice small size and mine looks like the picture. The hair clip is large and sturdy and grips tight in my straight hair. The headband is sturdy, too. I'm not sure how to 'style' the netting as it's not long enough to be a veil and it's in two pieces with the center open. I got mine to wear to Red Hat functions so I'll probably add some purple flowers or feathers now and then to make it more festive. although I think I'll keep them temporary so I can swap things out. All in all I think it's a good hat for what I paid.
First and foremost I do not understand the reviews complaining of quality issues. It is a well made little fascinator. We are in the age of plastic people get used to it. That being said it is not cheaply made. It flexes with the head molding nicely to the shape . The interior has enough room to accommodate a modest size 50's style hairdo. I appreciated that the gauze was actually longer than the photos allowing me to trim it to my tastes. I will be finding more products in this line.
My husband and I went to a World War II dance for New Year’s Eve. I wanted a vintage look. This was perfect. I received many compliments. The clips made it easy to place and it stayed exactly right all night. It was
Purchased this hat for my granddaughter, she loves to play dress up! Very happy with the quality of this product but especially luv the thin black headband that comes with this produce....the headband can be clipped onto the two clips attached underneath the hat which not only fits her little head but stays on without a problem. So glad I made this purchase!!!!