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The 10 Best Top Hats

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of top hats, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked top hats in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific top hats have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Top Hat
Fascinator, Mini Top Hat - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Top |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her NYE

ITEM 002889

$32.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 35 reviews

Adorable
Can hardly wait to wear this to a function Saturday night. It's well-made - great quality. It as shipped very quickly. Staff very helpful
Mar 2, 2017
Cin
Austin NV
US
A hit!
I wore this hat to a turn of the century carnival themed wedding. It was a hit!
Nov 12, 2015
Anonymous

Top hat
Oct 19, 2015
Anonymous

Fantastic
I had so many compliments on this hat and people asking me where i bought it. The hat was exactly as advertised and made my outfit.
Apr 24, 2015
Missy
ABQ NM
US
Mini top hat
I love this hat. The quality is better than I anticipated and I received it with a few days after ordering.
Dec 5, 2014
Kris
Boise Id
US
Hat
What can I say I just love the hat
Oct 10, 2014
sandy
OCALA fl
US
hat
Cheaply made and flimsy with feathers on frint instead of side.
Jun 21, 2014
Anonymous

Mini Top Hat
I needed a hat or fascinator for a competition I am entering. This mini top hat fascinator was exactly what I was looking for. The hat is great as it is, but for the competition I will be embellishing it to make it my own. I also love the headband to keep it on your head no extra pins needed to keep it in place. Shipping and delivery were super fast and I received it before the date promised. I will recommend this site to others.
Apr 19, 2014
IceQueen
Mi
US
perfectly placed
Headpiece is a must-have item for the period. If you can only buy one piece, this is it. Very good quality headband, hat fabric, feathers… it stayed in place all night, even with dancing.
Feb 22, 2014
Marmi
Rochester NY
US
OMG amazing
I LOVE this fascinator! I had coveted it for a while and the a friend bought it for me as a gift. It exceeded my expectations! So cute.
Nov 19, 2013
Cakes

Cute mini tophat
Just as pictured. Worked well. If you are active, you may need to find a way to attach the hat more securely to your head than the headband. It stays on, unless you are dancing, bending, etc. Good quality, and quite attractive. I love the slanted design of the hat itself.
Nov 1, 2013
Finkielink
Charleston SC
US
Mini TopHat
This is the cutest hat and had the most compliments about. I was at a Steampunk Themed Wedding on Sept 13th and got the most compliments about my hat. I wanted it in red but was out of stock. I liked it in the black too, it was so easy to wear. It is made of quality material and I just added a few red feathers to the black ones that were already in the hat as red was my accent color. It looked beautiful and can't wait to wear it again...
Sep 22, 2013
galemush
Milwaukee WI
mini top hat
i love this hat. i bought it for a wedding despite the fact i am not a hat person. i cant wait to wear it. it looks terrific and is comfortable. thanks historical emporium!
Jul 29, 2013
karen bw
three rivers ca
US
Mini tophat
Absolutely perfect, not too small or large. I can walk quickly and the hat stays exactly where I put it.
Jul 19, 2013
cme
WA
US
MINI TOPHAT FASCINATOR
VERY NICE WEB SITE AND EASY PAYMENT PAGE. SUPER FAST SHIPPING AND GOOD PACKING AS WELL. THE FASCINATOR IS DARLING AND VERY WELL MADE. I AM DELIGHTED AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND HISTORICAL EMPORIUM FOR ITS AUTHENTIC PRODUCT AND SERVICE.
Jun 7, 2013
Pam
Hopkins Mi
US

 

#2 Rated Top Hat
Victorian Touring Hat - Ivory

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Ivory Straw Lace Touring |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006055

$79.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Pleased with hat
I am pleased with this hat. I volunteer at a State Historical Park that has excursion trains. I wear Victorian and Edwardian period clothing and hats. This hat fit right in!
Aug 2, 2018
Di Kerr
Oakdale CA
US
Victorian Hat
The late Victorian hat (ivory) is gorgeous and actually prettier than its picture on the website. The flowers are a very pale pink which matched my dress which also had ivory lace. The hat, lace, feathers, tulle, and other flowers are ivory with some white. It has a long ivory tulle train characteristic of the period. It fits beautifully. Due to the deep crown, it does not blow away in the wind. I had many compliments on it.
Apr 14, 2016
Dorothy
Nacogdoches Te
US
Wonderful hat
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this hat. I plan on wearing it to my birthday tea and it will be lovely. I got it soon after ordering. You are one of my "go to" places for historic styled clothes.
Jul 9, 2015
Marie Garside
Simi Valley CA
US

 

#3 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Riding Hat - Feather & Pleats

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Top Riding |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her

ITEM 005478

$84.95

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Average Rating: 4.88/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

ladies riding hat
excellent quality. my wife loved it!
Jan 5, 2018
J Lord
Erie Pe
US
Good-looking piece
This is a good-looking piece. It is detailed and of high quality. I am looking forward to wearing it out!
Oct 30, 2017
Laura O.
Washington DC
US
I love it
Fantastic hat, totally in love with it. It goes everywhere with me.
Oct 27, 2016
Trudie
Auckland No
NZ
Great Hat
I love this hat. It is high quality and looks great on. I feel fortunate to have found the Historical Emporium.
Nov 5, 2015
Sally
Portland OR
US
Really Nice!
This really is a nice hat, quite well constructed, looks very much more expensive than it actually is. The felt looks good and the interior is nicely lined as a good men's hat would be. There is a small drawstring to tighten the fit if necessary. I don't need it, as it fits over my hair nicely, but it looks like it would probably work. I don't think it mentioned in the ad that the under side of the brim is covered in black lace, a very nice touch. This hat would do nicely with a variety of decoration as a very nice wearing hat beyond the level of a simple costume. I am very pleasantly surprised. You won't be disappointed in this one!
Aug 27, 2015
CirCe
Iowa City IA
US
Stunner
This is such a classy, classic piece that goes funky as well...what fun!
Apr 30, 2015
Charlene
Vancouver Br
CA
Pretty Cool
I bought this for my wife who was not really on board with our planned steam punk train ride event. I was really worried it would be too small since it was the only size available and her hat size wasn't a lot smaller than my jumbo noggin. It fit her great, looked cool, and she got enthused enough to created a whole costume to go with it
Apr 9, 2015
Tom in Texas
Wylie Te
So cute!
Amazing deal, wonderful hat. Such fine quality, and I can use it for Steampunk gatherings AND for my Civil War Civilian reenacting. The hat is fine quality wool and even prettier than the photo. To make it even better, this item was shipped super fast and I got it in just a few days - and much earlier than promised. Love this site.
Mar 5, 2015
Cherry2005
Simi Valley Ca
US

 

#4 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Mob Hat

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats White Cotton Caps Bathing Suits |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Beachwear

ITEM 001840

$10.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.40/5.00 stars from 25 reviews

Perfect!
What a classic costume piece!! Construction was perfect.
May 30, 2019
Anonymous

ladies mob hat
Was pleased with item and with the timely manner it was received.
Apr 13, 2017
Anonymous
houston TX
US
Wish it was bigger
The sizing on this product was listed as one size fits most - but it really was too small for me. Why not add an inch or two to the diameter of the material and make it one size fits all?
Feb 24, 2016
Anonymous

Ladies Mob Hat
I purchased this cap to wear while working in a public kitchen. I hate the hairnets, baseball caps and OR scrub hats everyone else wears so I got this cap. I have had more compliments on my cap and would order again from this site.
Oct 31, 2015
Phyllis
Pittsburgh Pa
US
Very nice cap!
I got this to wear with the sleeveless bathing tunic but I also like to wear it with other outfits and I think it works very well with a Lolita maid outfit, it's very cute, I am very satisfied!
Jan 9, 2015
Cheyenne Rhodes
Lockport NY
US
Just the thing
Simple cap, but it's made well and looks good. I've worn and washed it a few times, and it's holding up nicely.
Dec 27, 2014
Hermione

Ladies Mob Hat
The same with the Mob Hat, the elastic should be flexible to fit just about any size head. The material was not good. It was pretty though, everyone like it.
Jun 30, 2014
Connie
New Orleans Lo
US
Ladies Mob Hat
Good Quality
Mar 18, 2014
Gary
Hamburg NY
US
Ladies Mob Hat
I was a little disappointed with the size of the hat. I was expecting it to be more 'puffy' therefore more fabric used. I would have also preferred elastic instead of a drawstring - so I will inserted the elastic myself.
Feb 1, 2014
Donna Carson
Brisbane Qu
AU
So cute
Looks great! I feel like I am back in time
Sep 6, 2013
Tina Elder
Coronado Ca
US
Has worked just fine - have told costumer about...
Sep 6, 2013
Anonymous

Downton Abbey, Here I Come!
I feel like Mrs. Patmore when I wear this cap! But I won't use salt instead of sugar... It's of fine quality and it will look perfect with my Cotton Pioneer Apron!
Aug 23, 2013
Laura Raposa Syre
Westport MA
US
Ladies Mob Hat
What a simple pattern! It irons very well as it will lay flat - can't wait to use it with the swimming dress. My ONLY disappointment in this outfit was that the bloomers were not available and I had to buy a pattern and material to make a pair.
Aug 23, 2013
Betsy
Travelers Rest So
US
Mob Hat
I like it.
Mar 10, 2013
Blanche j. Vohland
Moraga CA
US
madame
all ok.. thank so much. best regards..
Mar 1, 2013
kathy benliyan
rome It
IT

 

#5 Rated Top Hat
Victorian Ladies Hat - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Small French |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007395

$73.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Miss Mary
This is a beautiful hat, but runs on the small side.
Mar 2, 2019
Anonymous

Victorian Ladies Hat
I purchased this beautiful black Victorian hat for my daughter. She is playing Miss Andrew in a theater production of Mary Poppins. This hat is perfect! I also purchased a long black walking skirt for the same costume. Both items were reasonably priced and delivered when promised. Excellent quality! I would definitely recommend Historical Emporium.
Jan 30, 2019
Margaret
Clearwater Fl
US
Hat
I love love love this hat. Authentic looking and very comfortable. The fit was great. It has a drawstring to loosen or tighten. The service was very good. My hat arrived within a couple of days.
Dec 19, 2018
Belind Green
Gainesville Te
US

 

#6 Rated Top Hat
Ladies Riding Hat - Velvet Stripe

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Ladies Hats Black Wool Felt Velvet Top Riding |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 005479

$84.95

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Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 4 reviews

Stylish, well fitting, & historically accurate!
I loved my hat immediately upon opening the box! It is absolutely beautiful and fits well. The packaging kept it safe and is great to keep it in. This will be a wonderful addition to my Steampunk outfit.
Jun 21, 2017
Sandra A.
Morgan Hill CA
US
It's a stunner!
I am more than pleased with the velvet stripe riding hat. It looked delicious in the photos and it truly was in person. The materials and construction are high quality as I was hoping. The inner sizing band is a blessing for someone like me with a small head size. It is going to do double duty this February at a burlesque Mardi Gras event and anti-Valentine's Vampire Ball... I can't wait to show it off! I may add long netting to the back of the hat as I like this style feature in riding hats. You will love this hat!
Feb 5, 2016
kim seventeen
New York NY
US
Gave as a gift.
Photograph does not do the hat justice!
Jan 11, 2016
Anonymous

Ladies Riding Hat
Just looks lovely. A great style
Jan 4, 2015
Sharon A
Geeveston Ta
AU

 

#7 Rated Top Hat
Victorian Touring Hat, Cognac

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Brown Straw Lace Touring |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 001657

$79.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.91/5.00 stars from 11 reviews

Victorian hat
This hat is beautiful and perfect for the show my group is doing. I highly recommend historical emporium.I
May 5, 2017
Debby
Cloverdale In
US
Love this hat
This hat is fabulous! It is everything I hoped it would be. I have always thought I would like a fancy Kentucky Derby hat, and now I have gotten interested in Steampunk and I have found my perfect hat! It is well made and beautifully decorated.
Dec 1, 2016
Doc Victoria
Sturgeon Bay WI
US
perfect Hat
its well made. its very nice. just what I was looking for.
Aug 12, 2016
pam
west liberty oh
US
Good for what I needed
I needed a hat to wear in all weathers in the evenings and this did fine. It is a bit too plastic looking for daytime wear, but it did fine on a rainy evening.
Dec 16, 2014
Alena

Victorian Hat
This is a gorgeous hat. Well worth the money and delivered very quickly!
Aug 30, 2013
steaming along

Stunning Hat
I absolutely love this hat! It is a Victorian beauty. This hat is what makes my Victorian outfit stand out. I am so glad to have stumbled onto this web site. Your products are of great quality and I will be sure to recommend it to everyone in my Victorian cottage community.
Apr 9, 2013
Lois
Kipton Oh
US
Hat
Loved it, a beauty! The best part is it fits and I got it in less then 5 days.
Mar 22, 2013
Joani
Auburn Ca
US
Beautiful Victorian Hat!!!
I was looking for a Victorian hat to wear for an upcoming Victorian murder mystery weekend that I am scheduled to attend. The invitation invited us to dress in Victorian garb, so I figured I would start by purchasing a Victorian hat, and then possibly move on to a blouse and skirt. I was checking Amazon and at the bottom of the page was a link to the Historical Emporium site. When I found this hat, I thought it looked gorgeous and the reviews were excellent, so I immediately placed an order for it. It arrived very expediently and I was thrilled at how stunning this hat is and I was also very happy with the excellent quality of the hat. I've been taking this hat out of the box and trying it on in the mirror at least once a day and I can't wait to wear it next month. I have since ordered another hat from this site-- a blue hat with white plumes-- and it should be coming today. After all, it's a murder mystery WEEKEND, so I couldn't possibly wear the same hat two days in a row now, could I??? I have also ordered a Victorian skirt from this site and I am confident it will be of the same high quality as this hat.
Jan 28, 2013
Bonnie Delaney
Glenville NY
US
Luxurious Hat
Delicate muted cognac brown feathers and a luxurious mauve rose transports one to the days of cable cars and horse drawn carriages. Should we have butter cakes with our lemonade as we sit and chat with friends? What a joy it is to find such a beautiful hat that accents any frock coat so well!
Nov 29, 2012
Pam Vazquez
Tampa FL
US
Hat a Smashing Success at Historic Home Tour
This hat was authentic in detail and very well made. It compared favorably with a display of actual Victorian era hats and clothing which was part of our event. I have recommended you to our Museum of History costumer as a potential supplier for first-person presenters.
Dec 12, 2011
Dolly Victoria
Fernandina Beach FL
A hat for all ladies!
This hat is really nice. Hat base is black straw, so the hat is light and comfortable. The exact measurements are: Round Brim: 15" wide (3" from crown to edge). Crown: 7" wide x 3.5" high. There is a fine cognac velvet on the crown, covered with a cocoa crochet "lace". The feathers on the front-to-sides are wispy ostrich (in tow different lengths) in cognac and cocoa (a really good match to the fabrics!). There is a large bronze silk rose in front of the crown, just different enough in colour to provide a lovely accent. Soft, black lace covers the top of the brim. The net pouf on back of the brim is about 6" high. The fall of netting down back is 29" from the brim edge. I am 5'2" and the hat does look large on my head, but then, very few women wear hats like this these days. So, it takes some getting used to the look! However, based on the compliments I have received as an Edwardian-era docent at our local museum, it is a winner! Oh, you might want a hat pin while wearing this or, do as I have donw, and hand-sew a piece of elastic to hold the hat in place behind-&-under your hair. I used a tinted elastic and it blends-in with my hair invisibly!
Nov 15, 2011
shopgirl


 

#8 Rated Top Hat
Victorian Ladies Hat - Ivory and Antique Blue

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Ivory Blue Straw Lace Small French |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 006047

$73.95

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Beautiful Hat
This hat is Beautiful. Wore it to an historical Church event. Lots of compliments.
Jul 20, 2018
Audrey Jones
Middleport NY
US
Ridiculous
If you're looking to get a Halloween hat, this will fit the bill. If you're looking for something even vaguely historically acurate, this will disappoint. From the doily on the crown to the shower puff "net" on the back, there was nothing I could do to even make it better. It's a total waste of money.
Jul 5, 2015
Tamara
Binghamton NE
Victorian hat
I like it, but it did not look good with my outfit...so returning it for credit 5/4/15...Thank you. Deb Holman
May 4, 2015
Debbie Holman
Fitzwilliam NH
US

 

#9 Rated Top Hat
Muslin Bonnet

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Ivory Muslin Bonnets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002348

$22.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.93/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Loved it!
The bonnet was exactly as described and worked perfectly for my civil war reenactment event!
May 26, 2016
Pattie
Turlock CA
US
bonnet
The bonnet that I ordered fits perfectly, the color is perfect it matches my colonial dress. The arrival of my new bonnet was fast and I am really happy with my order. Pam
Oct 29, 2015
Pamela
Middleburg Pe
US
Great Find
I have been looking for just this Bonnet. Upon arrival I was glad to have found this site. The fit was great and the material was of good quality. I would order again.
Jul 23, 2015
Jeane A Heath
Laurinburg NC
US
Muslin Bonnet
The bonnet does look authentic, but I added some ribbon and silk flowers to make it prettier.
Feb 18, 2014
Jill
Te
US
Great bonnet
I love this bonnet! There were no washing instructions but it washed well and I hung it to dry. Great product at a fantastic price
Oct 11, 2013
Debby
Visalia Ca
Just what I needed
With a few adjustments and some ribbon and lace, I made this into a bonnet to wear in the reenactment of the battle of Lake Erie 1813.. I could not be more pleased.
Aug 24, 2013
D Gilliland
Heath Tx
Bonnet
Very cute bonnet..fits great...made well!
Aug 16, 2013
Cheryl
Perth On
CA
Old fasion bonnet
I love my new bonnet. It will go well with the old-fashion day at my church.
Apr 17, 2013
Hootie
Te
US
Samantha
GREAT!
Apr 6, 2013
Anonymous

Great Buy
Very pleased with this bonnet. Bought it for my daughter's school project but will use it for myself. Makes me feel like a Little House on the Prairie girl.
Jan 29, 2013
Sam R.
Solana Beach CA
US
Muslin Bonnett
My mother is 74 years old and I remember her telling me that she would like to have a bonnet. I just happened to stumble on your web page and there it was. I ordered the bonnet. I was amazed at the quality of material. I gave the bonnet to my mother for Christmas and she loved it. I know she loves the bonnet because she wears it all the time.
Jan 6, 2013
Gregory Reece Sr.
Gold Hill NC
US
whats this?
great service!!!look forward for future purchases.
Aug 24, 2012
betty darling
las vegas nv
US
Muslin Bonnet
I loved my bonnet. I used it when gardening to keep the sun out of my eyes and my hair off my neck. Will be buying more.
Jul 6, 2012
Terry Siminski
Georgetown TX
US
Muslin bonnet
How cute is this bonnet and bought back memories for my mother who was born in 1915. When you wear this Edwardian clothing you somehow take on that era. I wore this bonnet to Edwardian party and played the part well.
Sep 2, 2011
Debdo
Redciffe Au

 

#10 Rated Top Hat
Cotton Sun Bonnet - Black

 Victorian Old West Ladies Hats Black Cotton Bonnets |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 007240

$16.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 10 reviews

Awesome
Very nice fast shipping will buy again
Feb 14, 2018
Eric Bassett
SEYMOUR Ct
US
perfect for sunny days
I have the black and the white bonnets. I wear them frequently and get lots of compliments. What I like the most is the little bit of stretch in the back. It stays on even in the wind without having to tie it under my chin. I wear them both ways. Perfect for hot summer days!
Jun 2, 2014
becca420
Kenai Al
US
Perfect!
this is perfect for what we need it for and it fits pretty good on an 8 year old's head!
May 9, 2014
sally costello
harrison OH
US
Les Miz
As an ensemble member in Les Miz, I have to be able to change looks frequently. This bonnet is perfect for the period. Best of all, it does not jut out so far as to block lighting. Love it!!
Oct 18, 2013
Patty V
Spring Hill Fl
Great quality
This bonnet is crafted very well and with excellent, quality material. It is sturdy as well.
Sep 6, 2013
Peg
Norristown PA
US
Bonnet
very nice Bonnet...a big THANK YOU AAA+++ seller
Nov 6, 2012
george...
riverside ca
US
Sun Bonnet
The bonnett was top quality at a good price. Loved it.
Sep 12, 2012
Satisfied
Patterson mo.
Great Service
I was told when I called in my order that I would receive the merchandise in 8 business days. Everything was sent and arrived in 3 days. That far exceeded my expectations considering I live on the east coast. Thanks!
Aug 10, 2012
Alice Perry
Zephyrhills FL
US
Cotton Sun Bonnett
For $15.00 you can't go wrong. It is very lightweight and simple. I would wear it for a very casual occasion. It has very little shape, although the brim is still.
Oct 18, 2011
Sue
Snellville Ge
Great for our Costume Needs
This bonnet in black will be used as a mourning hat for the main character in our church play. Good quality and reasonable price. Arrived quickly enough. But it was very disappointing that the black duster that was ordered at the same time (in August) would not be available until Nov 15 and I had to cancel due to our play beginning.
Oct 17, 2011
martha
Phoenix AZ

 

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