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.
I bought this for my wife and she liked it, as it was in keeping with the theme of the big company Christmas party we were attending last year (2018). The price was right and it fit her head without issue. However, after the party, we decided to try and use it again for family photos and the black netting (veil?) was driving her nuts 'cause it was really hard to get the hat to stay in place (even with bobby pins) and the netting/veil in the position she wanted. After a great deal of effort, she finally decided to just take the netting/veil off altogether. If not for that, I would have given the product 5 stars. However, for my wife's troubles, I knocked a off a star. Aside from that, I thought it looked nice either way, but I'm not a fashion expert, haha.
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.
the "hat" is very cute, but keep in mind it is very small. If you are looking for an actual hat, this is not for you. However, as long as you are not expecting a true hat, then you will not be disappointed. It is very well made for the price and came packaged quite well.
I really like this hat. I've never had a pillbox hat before but I think that it's very classy. I will have to grow into it a bit more.i thought it would be a bit bigger to cover a bit more of my head but that's fine. I can always just buy a larger hat either way I really like this hat .
Great style for my one-woman show on Eleanor Roosevelt. I would have liked it better if it was a little bigger, but it worked well. I especially liked that it had pearls in front to compliment the rest of my pearl jewelry, which Eleanor always wore. I also liked the small veil that did not interfere with my mic. I received lots of compliments on my costume.