- a woman's hat having a very broad, flexible brim, often decorated with feathers, flowers, or the like.
Origin of picture hat
Examples from the Web for picture hat
Historical Examples of picture hat
She put on her picture-hat carefully with sixteen pins in it, and went away.The Celebrity at Home
He was a plain man, and he stood in considerable awe of the picture-hat and its wearer.The Helpers
She wore a new gown, fawn-colour and violet, with a picture-hat, very taking.Fisherman's Luck
Henry van Dyke
She wore a picture-hat and a costume the keynote of which was a certain aggressive attractiveness.
She no longer wore the picture-hat, and Rutherford, looking at her, came to the conclusion that the change was an improvement.
- a decorated hat with a very wide brim, esp as worn by women in paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds