Cloches - Boater
Cloches were at the height of popularity in the Roaring '20s when they were worn by fashion-savvy flappers and young debutantes. Today, they remain a fantastic hat option if you're looking for a cute, timeless look! The bell-shaped design and down-turned brim on a traditional cloche make it a wonderfully flattering and feminine shape. Hats.com has a wide selection of cloches that come in many different colors, fabrics, and decorative trims!
The popularity of the charming cloche style has been bolstered by a surge of interest in the hit television show "Downton Abbey". The upper class women depicted in the show have a refined approach to fashion highlighted by absolutely incredible headwear that includes elegant cloches. Brands like Betmar, Helen Kaminski, and Bollman Hat Company are adept at blending classic fashion with fresh designs to produce a stunning selection of gorgeous cloches.
Generally considered a warm weather style, boaters are a classic flat crown hat -usually straw- with a flat, stiff brim. Popular in the early 20th century, boaters are making a comeback with added modern elements and creative patterns. Also traditionally known as a basher, a skimmer, or a barbershop quartet hat, boaters evoke images of sharp-dressed formal men like the Great Gatsby and Buster Keaton.