Fancy donning your long gloves and cloche hat
for a weekend in Warwickshire playing billiards and sipping tea from a Clarice Cliff tea-set?
The cloche hat
makes a welcome return this season and is an essential adornment to any lady's wardrobe.
In 10 years' time, perhaps that hair net will have been transformed into a shimmering cloche hat
and the nation's orchestras and bands will be stuffed with talent nurtured in the North East.
Complete the look with these lace-up Mary Janes, pounds 30, and cloche hat
, pounds 16, both from Next.
For something less structured, you can double the fun with Next's white reversible fisherman's hat, pounds 8, Accessorize's linen cloche hat
, pounds 15, or ASOS' stylish floppy felt hat, pounds 12, that shields your face from storms or sun rays.
MY FAMILY ALBUM: Clockwise from top right - my brother and I on holiday in the late 1960s; my mother, aged two; maternal grandmother in cloche hat
, circa 1930; and my paternal grandmother with my father on the beach in
A 1920s-style cloche hat
or feather boa could be worn with a pair of 1970s silver or leopard print flares.
Complete the look with a cloche hat
, scarf and elegant heels and you're ready to face the cold.
Orange veiled hat by Mazi pounds 239; blue cloche hat
with flowers pounds 199; black feathered hat by Emma B pounds 199; Black trouser suit by Seeler, jacket pounds 229 and trousers pounds 95.
My grandma is wearing her best dress, silk stockings, dainty shoes and a cloche hat
I did not buy my equine shot in the arm but I did get a green tweed cloche hat
with brown, red and cream stripes.
With key influences from the ultra feminine 1920s Kookai's cute cloche hat
(pounds 20) not only looks fabulous but will help protect hair from those damp autumn mornings.
Mme Dubonnet in a sequined cloche hat
is suitably OTT while Roy Barraclough as the old Roue, Lord Brockhurst, is a revelation, cleverly using a crackly voice reminiscent of the late, great, Max Adrian.
That small but pervasive Art Deco artefact, the cloche hat
, has come to symbolise the 1920s (Kilpin Ltd pink straw with applique trim, 1925 - top left).
It was a look later adopted by the neurotically frazzled Diane Keating in the Woody A llen film Annie Hall ; all oversized shirt, kipper tie and cutesy cloche hat