Boater Hats first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2010 seen on Ludlow, Shropshire, UK blogger llymlrs of llymlrs.com. She wore her beige Primark boater hat with a black H&M panelled body con skirt and white new look cropped moustache t-shirt. Since then, Boater Hats have grown in popularity as bloggers from Neptune, South Tangerang, and Bath have discovered them. Boater Hats are generally seen in vintage, chic, and casual style. Popular brands of Boater Hats are H&M, thrifted, Forever 21, vintage, and wholesale.
There are currently 220 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Boater Hats. Most recently, blogger BriarRose of thebriarroseblog.com styled her asos boater hat with a Dr Martens black shoes, wildfox couture rose sweater, and Ebay lip clutch bag.