That classic hat of the roaring twenties is the cloche hat. Bell shaped with side adornments of flowers, small feathers, and geometric designs, they topped women’s heads during the 1920s. Other ’20s hat styles include the wrapped turban, the straw summer hat, bucket hat, and various headwraps and headbands. Popular TV shows Downton Abbey and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries as well as the new Great Gatsby movie have renewed interest in how to wear 1920s women’s hats.
Today, the cloche hat is the most memorable and easiest to find in stores. With a little extra Art Deco decorating you can transform the plainest cloche hat into a 1920s work of art. Shop these new vintage 1920s style hats, reproduction hats, sewing patterns, and handmade creations from a variety of online retailers.
Learn about the history of 1920s women’s hats here with plenty of pictures to inspire you.