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Twenties • The Cloche hat

In fashion from about 1923 to 1930
Cloche hat

Popular with women and girls of all ages, the cloche hat dominated the whole decade.
It was always worn, pulled down to ear level.

The Cloche The French word for bell hat more than any other item, has come to symbolise the fashion of this decade. So well is this hat identified with the 1920s, that its appearance in a play or film today, is a signal to the audience, that the action occurs in the twenties.

As the next decade arrived the cloche hat evolved into
the " Coal Scuttle " hat

Above photograph by Emeny of Felixstowe

Photograph above about 15 years old  • Estimate: born 1910 ±5 years