I asked Dorinda if there is a current trend with hats. “A lot of women are wearing men’s fedoras,” she said. “There’s not a thing wrong with women putting this on,” she said, slipping on a black fedora.
Styles may come and go, but whether it’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a fascinator, or Downton Abbey’s Edith Crawley in a stylish cloche, it’s hard to deny hats elevate an outfit like few other accessories.
The Kentucky Derby may be a horse race, but just as important are the hats. “Big, time,” Dorinda said, “you’d be surprised how many people from Maine go.” Sometimes the store gets so busy, “you can’t even touch a needle to the straws,” she said.
Whether you’re looking for a fascinator or fedora, the Mad Hatter or a Stetson, you’ll find it at Queen of Hats— a shop brimming with style.