"19th Century Women’s Hats
During the 1810s, the new look became straw hats. However, a lack of access to Italy’s high-end straw bonnets gave rise to more affordable bonnets that were shaped out of pressed cardboard and covered in fabric. During the 1830s, nearly all women wore bonnets that were specifically made to show the front of their face, but hide their profiles. This style was often accompanied by a veil, which was meant not only to protect her face from the rays of the sun, but also from the gazes of strangers.