Friday, February 20, 2015

The Hats of Downton Abbey Season 5

It's been a while since I did a good Downton Abbey post. So it's about time for one! I've warmed considerably towards 20s fashions lately. And I adore hats so hat's it is today.

I've always adored the cute 20s close fitting cloche hats. I think that they are flattering on just about anyone.

Plus they tend to be rather easy to find in modern reproductions. You can always retrim a store bought hat to look more period or to match your outfit.

And, of course, a bob goes perfectly with a cloche!

Don't have short hair? Never fear! Plenty of ladies faked the fashionably bob by pulling their hair into a low bun at the back of the neck. Wear with or without fingerwaves for a smashing 20s look!

While wool cloches were rather popular, straw ones are perfect for summer.

Don't be afraid of fabulous trims! A multicolored ribbon on a neutral colored hat will go with so many outfits.

 Neutrals like black or dark red will go with many different outfits. The idea of a pop of color is not new.

Go with a matching hat for a classically put together look too!

Do you have a favorite hat from season 5?


  1. All of them are my favorites! Adorable hats.

  2. Where did you find these screen captures? I've been wanting to find some to take a good look at some of the lovely jewellery pieces worn in Season 5!

  3. I ADORE cloche hats! They look fabulous on practically everyone and, like you, I like to trim them myself. So many opportunities for a truly unique hat.

  4. *Swoon!* Though the vast (and I do mean vast) majority of 1920s hats look atrocious on me (with cloches usually being the biggest offenders), that certainly doesn't mean that I don't appreciate and adore looking at them, because I most certainly do.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. I recently got a cloche, and I LOVE it! Can't wait to do some cute faux bob styles and maybe collect more cloches.
    I need to catch up on Downton, I'm terribly behind, and lazy. I'll just binge watch one day when I'm supposed to be studying, I'm sure.

    Carla TinyAngryCrafts