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The Glamorous History of Cloche Hats: From the Roaring Twenties to Today

What is a cloche?

Cloche hats have a rich and glamorous history dating back to the 1920s. These hats were all the rage in the Roaring Twenties and a popular accessory for women who wanted to look stylish and chic. The cloche hat is a close-fitting, bell-shaped hat that typically covers the ears and forehead. It is designed to fit snugly on the head and is often worn tilted at an angle to one side. The popularity of cloche hats began to wane in the 1930s, but they never went entirely out of fashion. They experienced a revival in the 1960s and 1970s and are still a popular accessory today.

There are many styles of cloche hats, from the classic bell-shaped design to more modern variations incorporating different materials and embellishments. One of the reasons why cloche hats have endured for so long is their timeless elegance. They are versatile enough to be worn with a variety of outfits, and you can wear them dressed up or down depending on the occasion. They also exude a certain air of mystery and sophistication that is hard to resist. Whether you opt for a vintage-inspired design or a more contemporary take on this classic style, you are sure to turn heads and make a statement whenever you wear a cloche.

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3 Ways to Style Your Cloche Hat for a Chic and Classic Look

  1. Pair it with a vintage dress: Cloche hats were most popular during the 1920s, so why not embrace the vintage vibe and pair your hat with a tea dress?
  2. Add a scarf: To add a pop of colour or texture to your look, tie a scarf around your neck and pair it with your cloche hat. This combination of a cloche hat and scarf is a great way to make a statement and is perfect for staying warm in the autumn and winter.
  3.  Go monochromatic: For a sleek and modern look, pair your cloche hat with an outfit of the same colour, creating a monochromatic effect that is both chic and effortless. 

“TheVita Cloche is a little slice of vintage style heaven. The lipstick red sinamay cloche is adorned with a swirling pedal straw trimming, giving a playful modern edge to this traditional shape. The Vita looks equally great with a monochrome suit or with a full skirt dress”.

Awon Golding.

The Dolores cloche is available as part of Lock Couture by Awon Golding and is a fabric cloche with a flattering upturned brim that frames the face beautifully. It is the perfect casual winter hat that’s guaranteed to be equal parts cosy and stylish. 
The Peggy Escorial wool cloche is a strikingly stylish cloche with a wide brim and has the feel and look of a contemporary classic. This hat is a perfect accompaniment to your autumn/winter wardrobe.


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