#9: Helmet Hats
Perhaps one of the most bizarre trends on this list, the helmet hat was an element of Space Age fashion that truly represented designers’ belief that we would all live in outerspace (thus requiring helmets) someday.
While mods weren’t flying off into space wearing them, they were wearing innovative headgear to support fashion’s changing times. The pillbox hat of Jackie O was rejected for these impractical styles that embraced cultural excitement for the era’s Space Age exploration more than attractiveness of an accessory on one’s head.
By: Sammy Davis Vintage (Photo Credit: Auction on Ebay)