Bell hat - the legendary hat of the 1920s

As its name suggests, this hat shape is bell-shaped, recognizable with a round cap and lowered edges. It symbolizes the elegance of the Roaring Twenties (1920-1930) when the watchword of the post-war period was "modernity". Nowadays, the bell hat is back on the front of the stage and will appeal to all coquettish women who wish to protect themselves with elegance from the daily bad weather.
Easily recognizable by its rounded shape and very often decorated with a knot on the side, it is usually associated with wool for winter models but there are many possible declinations, such as straw for summer, making it a hat for all seasons.

We are proud at the Chapellerie Traclet to be able to offer you a wide selection of this legendary hat, in many different colours and materials.

The bell hat is the ravishing complement of a dress, and will give a touch of freshness and elegance to your outfits!

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The hat that appeared in the 1920s

It is from this post-war period that women became emancipated and now wish to be comfortable in their clothes, to work or to indulge in their leisure activities in a freer and more appropriate way. The woman of the 1920s will adopt a new silhouette whose reference will be slimming, which is still on the agenda today. She also adopts a "boyish" style with short hair, a slender silhouette with tubular dresses to dance all night long or simply to feel comfortable during the day. This fashion from the "Roaring Twenties" is surprisingly modern for the time, and shows the desire for emancipation and the emergence of a new lifestyle that still has repercussions on today's fashion.
Accompanying this famous "garçonne" silhouette, the bell hat became at the time the most popular and fashionable hat for all women who appreciated it for its simple lines, perfectly adapted to short and straight hairstyles.

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