Men and women have been wearing different types of headgear for ages now. Hats, caps, bonnets, masks, veils, hoods, turbans and many more, though the names and also the purpose for wearing these head gears can be different in different parts of the world, yet they are regarded significant everywhere. Hats and caps were much more in use in the past but it doesn't mean that they have come to loose their status in the present times. They are still used for protection, religious and medical purpose, as a symbol of status or office, as a part of social convention and even for hiding baldness. However,todays generation love hats and caps because they have become a style or fashion statement. Besides, caps are essential winter accessory to protect one from cold. Head wear is given its due recognition by the fashion accessories companies too who regularly introduce stylish head gears.

Popular Hats and Caps – For Men and Women

In a survey about men's perspective about fashion items, one item about which men agreed that it is a great fashion accessory was caps, hats and head wear. Modern Popular hat styles for men include the baseball cap, the cowboy hat though it is popular in only some parts like Texas, and the newsboy or messenger caps. The most popular hats and caps with women are straw hats, felt and velvet hats, cotton knitted hats, and as winter accessory they like to don wool bucket hat or wool beret. Woolen hats are also there for men and that too stylish ones, of which embroidered hats and caps are most liked by men. Women love it when their hats are embellished with fur, bows, satin ribbons and the like, so that they may look stunning in formal dresses too. There are some unisex caps too, like baseball caps, that are worn by both, men and women. Apart from hats and caps, masks have also become very popular these days. These face masks are worn over a part of the face or all over face, mainly to disguise the wearer but sometimes also to protect the face. Their popularity is due to pleasure factor when it is required to disguise the wearer, say at fancy dress parties, masked balls and during Halloween parties. The ones which are worn for protection are popular with sports persons like ice hockey goalkeepers and yes with sporty persons too who enjoy throwing snowballs on each other!

In most of the cultures, headgear is a sign of respect and there are specific rules about when, where and how to wear a hat. The prescribed etiquettes for hats and caps go to show how important an accessory are hats and caps!