Back when hats were de rigueur, they were far more common in the average woman's wardrobe. More often now, hats are an accessory, and old standards such as pillbox hats are dressed up in lots of different ways. A pillbox is a simple hat, about three or four inches high, with no brim and a flat crown. Some are larger and a little less defined but these are less common. The traditional pillbox is all about structure and lines. For formal occasions, a pillbox with a veil is a glamorous accessory. Often made from felted wool or even fur, this style of hat comes in a variety of colors, but Jackie Kennedy Onassis made the pink pillbox especially popular. If a full hat is a little much for you, try a fascinator. This is a smaller, shorter version of a pillbox that often pins into your hair rather than sitting on your head. With the vast inventory on eBay, you can find pillbox hats to fit any outfit or situation for which you need to be stylish and comfortable.
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