Cloche hat is a charming adornment to compliment any woman’s outfit from the simplest to the most extravagant style. It’s a small, fitted felt hat which closely fits the head lightly covering the eyes. The name of the hat came because of its shape which is familiar with a bell. The word “cloche” means bell in French. This hat closely follows the contour of the head and has a narrow brim in front, which ends slightly above the ladies eyes. This creates a mysterious alluring look. Men should go crazy of such feminine and charming look! It’s an item that must be in every woman’s closet. Cloche hats are now bringing elegance and sophistication to our fashion era.

HISTORY

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Dating back at the start of the 20th century, this hat became especially popular above society women. Later it has spread out all over the world as a sign of femininity and elegance. The popularity and influence of cloche hats was at its peak when couture houses like Lanvin and Molyneux opened ateliers to join milliners in manufacturing hats. The cloche even affected the latest hairstyles! A type of very short, slicked-down hairstyle, called Eton crop, became popular because it was ideal for wearing under the cloche hat. Cloche is now enjoying a second vogue. It is the latest fashion featured in many designers collections. It is usually made of felt and decorated with some velour strip or ribbon. It also can have a lovely flower on one side of the hat to create even smarter look.

ANGELINA JOLIE LOOK INSPIRED

The best example how great a cloche can look, you can find in a movie “Changeling” where Angelina Jolie personate a glam lady in the late 1920s. She looks so amazing with this kind of hat! Well, yes she would look gorgeous with almost everything, but this hat puts some extra charm even to her. It is such a stylish and swank look. I really adore it!

HOW TO WEAR IT

Since cloche hats are very feminine, I recommend wearing them with a twopiece suit, dresses and elegant coats. Whether you go in for smart outfit, wear your cloche hat with court shoes or classic high boots. A best choice that always goes perfectly with cloche is leather gloves. With this hat it matches perfectly creating even more feminine look. Cloche hat grace your look with elegance and sophistication, so it goes perfectly in unofficial gatherings, cocktail parties, holiday parties or weddings. I can ensure you’ll get lots of compliments concerned with your chic look. Cloche hat adds the finishing touch to women’s outfit.

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