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Celebrate Hat Day with these iconic styles

By Meghan Pryce

Published January 14, 2019

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Get out your favorite headwear. Jan. 15 is National Hat Day!

Need inspiration? Take a look back at some famous styles in history and pop culture.

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Martin Luther King Jr. knew how rock his fedoras. And it makes sense since his birthday falls on Hat Day.

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Abraham Lincoln was six feet, four inches tall, according to the National Museum of American History, and he towered over people even more with his black silk top hat.

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Jackie Kennedy was known for her sense of fashion and pillbox hats. She happened to be wearing her signature style when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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The bicorn, a military dress hat, has become synonymous with Napoleon Bonaparte. The military leader crowned himself emperor of France and waged wars in a quest to grow his empire, according to History.com.

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Jamaican Bob Marley influenced a whole culture -- and reggae music -- while wearing his Rastafarian hat.

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Audrey Hepburn’s floppy wide-brimmed “My Fair Lady” hat is still inspiration for fashionistas today. Just look at the headpieces at horse racing events.

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You've got to admire a man who's serious about his hat. Fictional character Indiana Jones would often risk his life -- all to save that brown fedora.

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What cat dons a red-and-white top hat better than the character from Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat."

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"Alice in Wonderland's" Mad Hatter was mad about hats, especially his distinctive top hat.

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Are you a Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin? The talking wizard sorting hat from "Harry Potter" will decide.

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LL Cool J is almost always wearing a hat. His signature headwear is the Kangol bucket hat, which became a major part of hip hop fashion.

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The Queen of England is the queen of hats. From feathers to fascinators, her hat game is strong.

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Aretha Franklin set the internet on fire when she wore a gray hat with a larger-than-life bow while performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration.

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These baseball caps with President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan are polarizing. For some, the MAGA hat is a symbol of hate. For others, it's a sign of optimism.

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The MAGA hat also led to parodies, such as "Make America Gay Again," "Make Africa Great Again" and "America Was Never Great."

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In response to the election of Trump, women -- and their pink pussy hats -- took over D.C. last January at the Women's March on Washington.

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