This is one fashion trend I can get behind because I love, love, love birds! Birds as accessories were rampant. Birds on brooches, birds on hats, birds on neckwear. But it’s the birds on hats that I particularly like.
Hat decoration included not only an entire bird, but sometimes just the wings popping up on either side of the head as if the hat and it’s wearer may suddenly take off. With the progress of the Victorians, I would have expected such a fashion.
A true Victorian hat, eh?