Cloche hats are fitted caps for women shaped like bells. They were especially popular during the 1920’s through the 30’s. They are usually made of felt so that they fit close to the head and low over the brow. A classic silhouette, these caps came back into vogue in the 60s, then later in the 80’s. Today, they are seen mixed with modern style as well with vintage pieces. Here are a few outfit ideas to help you style this fashionable bonnet.
This cap flatters all women because of its classic style. For casual outfits, try a red plaid skirt, blue blouse and bright cardigan. Add black tights, chunky heels and finish with a red cloche. The color in the hat and skirt tie the whole ensemble together.
Another idea is to wear a grey bonnet with a romantic white top over a floral print skirt. For a retro look, try a pair of printed red shorts tied with a black belt. Tuck a white button down into the shorts and roll your sleeves up to show off the stack of bangles on your wrist. Red heels and a matching hat finish this casual yet chic look.
Cooler weather calls for a different approach. Try thick maroon tights and leather boots under a crocheted dress. Layer a cardigan and a grey coat over your dress. Wrap your neck in a scarf and add a hat. It is a very chic and very romantic look. For a twist on this same style, instead of the lace dress, wear a long sleeved button down under a maroon and brown plaid dress and top with a cloche. Switch the tights for thigh high socks and shorter lace up boots to add a little bit of sexy style to the same outfit.