The calot (French for cap) hat originated in France as a Juliet cap, named after Shakespeare’s character, during the 16th century. Juliet caps were small openwork styles and were usually lavishly embellished.
The calot, a 20th century revival of the Juliet cap, typically has a round crown and no brim and fits closely to the head, off the wearer’s face. The style became quite popular with European royals as a daytime hat. Juliet caps were and still are popular as evening and bridal wear.
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