A few posts ago I staked lampshade style bonnets of the 1780s against similar chapeaus of the 1910s. My idea was to see if one hat could be used for both periods, and here is the result:
|Black silk bonnet with “muffin top,” a la 1780s
|Black silk bonnet with “muffin top,” a la 1910s
I’m really happy with how this one bonnet looks with both outfits. I didn’t change the feathers or trims, but for a different look, it would be so easy to add a veil-tail to the back and some standing plumes, for the 1780s, or some french plumes and a big ribbon flourish for the 1910s.