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Millinery’s Most Inspirational Quotes

Published in Fashion, Uncategorized.

A quick scan through Instagram will confirm that everyone loves inspirational quotes. People love them hand-lettered or on minimalist backdrops. People even print them on t-shirts, print them on posters, and tattoo them on bodies. Why? Well, quotes get us moving, they remind us to love and they justify who we are and what we enjoy.

As you’d expect, here at LoveHats – we love millinery. Quotes about millinery ignite our passion for the world’s most fabulous accessory.

So we’ve put together the top 10 quotes about millinery so they may ignite your passion and remind you to take your hat out the wardrobe for your next big event:


1) “A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.” (Martha Sliter)

2) “I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality.  Why just be yourself?” (Margaret Atwood)

3) “Women who love hats don’t get jealous.  It makes them happy to see a hat that looks good on someone else.  Women who wear hats know who they are.” (Unknown)

4) “With the right hat, nothing else matters.” (LaPaloma Hats)

5) ”Wearing hats has become like fine art for me.” (Tina Brown)

6) “When you wear a hat, it is like medicine for the soul.  The hat is the expression of who you are.” (Unkown)

7) ”Wearing a hat is like having a baby or a puppy; everyone stops to coo and talk about it.” (Louise Green)

8) “I began wearing hats as a young lawyer because it helped me to establish my professional identity. Before that, whenever I was at a meeting, someone would ask me to get coffee.” (Bella Abzug)

9) “A person carries off the hat. Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel.” (Philip Treacy)

10) “People are vain.  They think they look better in hats – if they have any sense.”  (94-year-old Louisa Hagood)