Wednesday, July 04, 2007

1920s hat styles and sales

The cloche is one of the icons of the 1920s flappers, so many people who have Roaring Twenties-themed weddings consider wearing a cloche. You can do it like I did -- wear a veil for the ceremony, and a cloche for the reception -- or just wear the cloche the entire night.

Although I had planned this post to simply provide some links to help my readers research 1920s hat styles, there are so many good sales pages that I simply have to post some of both. I'll list the resource pages first, and the sales pages second.


Cloche Hat: Gotta love Wikipedia! Did you know "cloche" means "bell" in French? The name refers to the unique bell shape of these hats.

Hats and Hair Fashion History 1920-1930: This page offers a detailed history of the cloche or flapper hat. Event though the style is associated with the Roaring Twenties, the cloche apparently was popular between 1908 and 1933. The same site also offers pictures of cloche hats throughout the years.

Vintage Hats 1920-1930: This page offers a brief description of 1920s-style hats, as well as a small picture of a real vintage hat.


Cloche Couture/Berti Borrell on eBay: Of all the 1920s reproduction flapper hats that I have seen, this designer has the best. They are SO flapper-like, but the styles are also ones that you could easily wear to make a modern statement. To see the hats Berti has listed on ebay currently, click here.

Darna's East Angel Harbor Hat Shop - Flapper Hats: This page is a lot of fun. The designer has some truly beautiful flapper-inspired hats, and the music that plays for the first minute or so makes me want to get up and dance.

Davenport & Co. - 1920s and 1930s hats: While a little plain Jane, this page has some really great authentic vintage 1920s and 1930s hats!



At 5:58 AM, Blogger kel * to write, perchance, to dream... said...

Hi there, just picked out by chance a lovely little 1920s style wedding dress and found your blog while searching for hairstyles! Do you have any advice on what the groom should wear? Many thanks- your blog is very helpful!

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog -- I'm glad it's helpful!

For our wedding, we put my husband and all the groomsmen in fairly traditional tuxedos. Coattails always work whenever you are planning an old-fashioned theme.

Another idea is to put the men in suits or tuxes with white jackets. White dinner jackets were very popular for men in the 1920s and 1930s.


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