Breton hat is typically for women. It has a round crown and a brim that is curved or raised upwards. Originally it was made from a lightweight material such as felt or straw, depending upon the season on which it was worn. At times, the hat even had a dome shape; however, mostly, it was flat-topped.
Although the hat was in existence before, but it became very fashionable in the 1960s and even became part of an official uniform for women working in The Times.
Initially, the brim was not so wide; however, a variation introduced by Christian Dior in the 1950s was the first to have a wide brim. It instantly became a rage among wearers.