Bucket Hats Just Won’t Die
1960s – High Fashion
Bucket hats made its debut as a high fashion accessory amongst women in the 1960s. It was commonly worn to complete the “Mod” look, and was often crafted in sturdy fabrics such as tweed and wool.
1980s – Hip-Hop/Rap Scene
It made a comeback in the 1980s as a mens fashion accessory most prominent in the hip-hop/rap music scene. These hats were worn by artists such as Run DMC and LL Cool J, and was picked up by brands such as Fila, Kangol, Ellesse etc. Shying away from tweed and wool, these hats were now commonly made with a heavy cotton fabric.
1990s/ Early 2000s – Street Fashion
Bucket hats continued its dominance in street fashion throughout the 90s and early 2000s now being worn by both men and women in a variety of eccentric fabrics, bright colors and styles. Some hats became gigantic sized statement pieces and others were more subtlety tailored. Some even appeared in vivid and fuzzy fabrics, others were made with loud patterns that caught the eye. They were often paired with quirky summertime looks, and worn by many celebrities such as Aaliyah, Lindsay Lohan and Jay-Z. These hats made multiple debuts in popular TV shows and movies such as Sister Sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Clueless.
2019/2020 – A Classic
Fast forward to today, bucket hats have resurfaced in early 2019 and continue to be a statement fashion piece dominating so far the spring, summer, and predictably fall of 2020. These hats are seemingly biting the trends closer to the 90s where they were worn by both men and women in a multitude of styles. They were recently worn by celebrities such as Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Lori Harvey and many more. As a classic throwback, bucket hats can add a touch of charm to any outfit as it is offered in an almost endless variety of unique fabrics and patterns to match any personality or look.