Plain Cloche Hats and other hair loss headwear!

More often than not cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy causes hair loss. However, who does not want to feel beautiful all the time!?

The History of the Cloche Hat

Cloche hats were the most fashionable form of women’s headgear during the 1920s. They were close-fitting, helmet-shaped hats that hugged the skull. They had deep rounded crowns with no brim or just a small curve at the edge. Cloche means bell in French, and these hats were so named because they resembled large bells. Women’s hats of the early twentieth century were ornately decorated with deep crowns and wide brims.

During World War I (1914–18) hats became less flamboyant. By the end of the war many women were cutting their long hair. They wore bobbed haircuts trimmed to the nape of the neck. Because of the new short hair fashions, older style hats appeared old-fashioned and out of place. The tight helmet fit of the cloche hat complemented the new hairstyles. The round crown of the cloche followed the natural curve of the head. Trims were simple. Some cloches were trimmed with a ribbon band and some featured small jeweled brooches on one side or in front. Others were unadorned.

Women wore their cloche hats pulled down over to just above their eyes so that the forehead was hidden under the hat. The back of the cloche hat skimmed the nape of the neck. Sometimes the cloche was worn tilted over the right eye. The cloche hat gave women an air of mysterious appeal, but wearing the hat so low made watching where one walked difficult. To counteract that problem, women began holding their heads back as they walked, a mannerism that led to a new slant in female posture. Cloche hats became very popular attire for weddings.   (

Hats by Lori Cloche Hat

Every hat is made by hand. They are soft, stretchy, comfortable, fuss-free, non-slip and ready to wear. Because of the type of material used one size fits most people.

Cloche hats are also suitable for alopecia sufferers, at the same time, anyone that loves these hats can wear them.

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