Don’t know about you, but the black cloche on the far left is calling my name.
Cloche hats were all the rage in the 1920’s and now as spring nears, I am hoping they will make a come back. Most popular in the 1920s and 1930s, they were most often worn by flappers. Common features of the vintage cloches included embroidery with sequins and skilled thread work. Now they are more frequently made from wool and straw, depending on the season.
Can’t you imagine one with a lightweight opera jacket or trench coat? As soon as possible, I plan on investing! And as you can see from the few I’ve listed, they’re reasonably priced as well – a common factor for my critique.
Normally, I’d recommend making your own, but in this case I’d stick to purchasing one. By the time you’ve bought the fabric and other essentials to create one, you’d have spend more than if you would have bought one. However, if you are interested in customizing one, I find this feat to be much more attainable. You can add anything from buttons, ribbons, feathers or flowers to jazz up a basic cloche.