Cissy is celebrating the holidays with dolledition.com in this stunning green brocade side drape 3/4 length gown with an attached shawl. Cissy's ensemble is paired with a straw pillbox hat with a large white rose to compliment the white rose at the waist of her gown. The pillbox hat was one of the favorite styles of the 1950s and became the statement-hat of the early 1960s when worn by Jacqueline Kennedy. Jacqueline would wear pillbox hats made for her by a very young Halston then working from Bergdorf Goodman Department Store.
Historically, the pillbox was also military headgear. During the late Roman Empire, the pillbox, then known as the pilleus, was worn by Roman soldiers. Even these days in some countries pillbox hats, often including a chin strap, can be seen on ceremonial military occasions.
For women, pillbox hats have been part of a bride’s attire since medieval times. Also nowadays you can find many types of bridal pillbox hats made of silk or felt with a delicate French veil. The Pillbox hat belongs to the classic hat shapes. Depending on the shape and size of the hat, you can pin or place it at different angles on the head to get different effects. It has remained a favorite hat for Hollywood, the fashion industry, and even royalty. Both Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge used the pillbox style hat for their fashion statement.