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picture hat

n.
A woman's highly decorated, broad-brimmed hat.

picture hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a decorated hat with a very wide brim, esp as worn by women in paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds

pic′ture hat`


n.
a woman's hat with a broad brim.
[1885–90]

picture hat

A wide-brimmed women’s hat elaborately decorated with flowers or ribbons.
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Noun1.picture hat - a woman's dressy hat with a wide brimpicture hat - a woman's dressy hat with a wide brim
woman's hat, millinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
References in classic literature ?
From outside came the ringing of a bell, the hoarse shouting of many voices in the ring, through the open door a vision of fluttering waves of colour, lace parasols and picture hats, little trills of feminine laughter, the soft rustling of muslins and silks.
Lady Carey, who was slowly unwinding the white veil from her picture hat, shrugged her shoulders.
She wore a large picture hat and carried a little Pomeranian dog under her arm.
Traditionally, large structured picture hats were kept for grander occasions with small pill-box hats were worn mostly for cocktails etc.
Little summer dresses, waistcoats, bow ties, buttons and even picture hats have all been given the PS treatment by being made from fabric printed with Post pages or the paper itself.