Bergère hat (fr. Bergère – eng. Shepherdess) – a wide-brimmed straw hat with a small crown. Bergère hat was in vogue in the 18th century (circa 1730-1780s)
There are different versions of the origin of the name of the hat: from the prevalence of pastoral plots in the then popular Rococo style. A second version by Madame Bergeret with such a hat in hand, as depicted in a painting by François Boucher in 1766. But the hat was popular long before this portrait.