Oddly enough, hats have always been an essential part of every woman’s outfit for casual as well as more formal events since a very long time. You’d have thought that changing trends would have affected the wearability of hats during these changing times, but hats are just as popular accessories today as they were in the past. And when it comes to hats who can forget Cowboy Hats? But is there any difference between a Mens Cowboy Hat versus a Womens Cowboy Hat?
Women's Cowboy Hats: Everything you should know about
Not only on a ranch are women's cowboy hats an absolute highlight.
What Are Cowboy Hats?
Cowboy Hats are a type of wide-brim and high-crowned most popular in the Southern United States, Northern Mexico and Western Canada. They are mostly recognized around the world as part of Old West apparel.
What are some of the defining differences between the Men and Women Cowboy Hats?
Many things can define the difference between a Man’s cowboy hat and a Woman’s Cowboy hat (also called a Cowgirl Hat). From size to colour to material, a lot can make a difference between the distinction.
- Size: As would be expected, a Womens Cowboy Hat is usually much smaller than a Mens Hat. You can usually get it in a custom size you want, but generally for a woman, the hat will be made smaller.
- Colour: Traditionally men are only supposed to wear specific colours of cowboy hats: black, brown, silver, tan, grey and in some rare cases, white. Women on the other hand are allowed to experiment with the colours of their hats.
How do men's and women's cowboy hats differ in decoration and Material
- Decoration: Men usually have little to no decoration on their hats. Some might style a satin or leather hatband, but other than they don’t have much going for the decoration category. Women, however, are allowed to have pieces of jewellery or ribbon and other decorations on their hats. For women, their cowboy hats are something they can use to express themselves!
- Material: When it comes to material, there is not much difference between Men and Womens Cowboy Hats. Most are usually made of beaver or rabbit fur, though nowadays they are also being made of hay and straw.
Sometimes it might seem like there’s not much one can do with Cowboy Hats but they only keep gaining more and more popularity. In fact, in most parts of the US as well as Canada, cowboy hats are a style statement. And it’s always good to have one handy to not only hide from the sun but also to show off personality. And with all the styling options Women have, Cowboy Hats are sure to keep their popularity for the coming several years too!
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