One of my all time favorite hats is the beret.
I styled myself with berets (and the occasional head scarf tied in a jaunty fashion) all through college. Being a big time, all time, classic movie fan, I thought a beret made me look as chic as Lauren Bacall in “The Big Sleep”.
Naturally, when I created Hattingdon I had to include berets in her collection.
I named the design Bonnie.
Bonnie. Hmmm, didn’t Bonnie in the 1967 movie “Bonnie and Clyde” wear a beret too? Oh look. She did. And not only that. Faye Dunaway and the movie were credited with bringing the beret back in style.
Read what this Daily Express article from November 15, 2007 says about the wearing of berets:
Widely regarded as the easiest hat to wear, berets are also the most versatile. Just make sure that you pull it down on to your head . . .
The fabric also needs to be soft and malleable so it doesn’t sit stiffly like a saucer. I do not agree that berets are best worn with long hair – Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde teamed hers with a jaw-length bob and looked amazing – but even if it is just a few wisps, you do need to see some hair to pull off the look.
Milliner of the moment Gina Foster says: “I always like typical French berets worn at a jaunty angle, with the side sweeping down to the right – which is usually the most flattering angle on the face.
“Or pull it on to the head and slightly down at the back for a more fresh-faced, casual look.”
Of course, you need concern yourself with none of that with Bonnie Hattingdon. You can sport a beret and not worry a thing about your hair or if you are wearing your beret right. Hattingdon wears a beret perfectly and looks marvelous. So will you!
There are currently four Bonnie beret styles. Here they are on tees. Of course, the Hattingdon beret is available on much more.
Isn’t this ruffled toddler tee just the cutest?
Here’s a better looks at the Bonnie Beret designs:
Thanks for stopping by.
Vivian Grant Farrell
Creator, Hattingdon Horses