Women's hats were quite lavish and ostentatious during the early 1900s. Even when the clothing styles became more subdued, the hat was still fairly exuberant.
Large, wide-brimmed hats decked out with plumes and flowers came in a wide variety of shapes and styles.
The introduction of the automobile in the early 1900s prompted the need for motoring hats and veils.
For cycling, women frequently wore simple straw sailor hats.