Look what arrived in the mail!

Today my recently purchased snoods arrived.
These hand knit hair nets were all the rage in the 40s when curls needed to be protected from weather and wind, or unsightly straight hair hidden away for the day. They’re all in all a very versatile, period correct and over-all fun accessory, and will save you a lot of time! Just pin your hair up in a little pompadour, bouffant or victory roll in front, and pin your snood over the hair in the back! Very vintage, very practical, and very stylish.

I got these from Ebay, and you should be able to find similar ones simply by googling ‘hand crocheted vintage snood’ or something similar. I purchased several colours to be able to mix and match with my outfits. A gray or brown to match a suit, or a red to spark things up a little. They are available in all sorts of patterns. Flowers, diamonds and grids are popular. Mine are a grid.

1940s snood. Note raised front.

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Navy, Chocolate, Mint, Gray, Red and Beige.

Detail.

Detail.

A heap of snoods!

A heap of snoods!

Detail of ribbon that allows for size adjustment.

Detail of ribbon that allows for size adjustment.

Grid pattern.

Grid pattern.

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40s-50s Peggy Page dress.

Craving this beautiful dress that is currently up for sale at Melamela.co.uk. Unfortunately it has a 28″ (71cm) waist which is a wee bit too large for me. But look at those sheer sleeves, and that nipped in waist! The seller describes it as follows.

”This stunning 1940s/50s dress is by Peggy Page, and is pale pink with a cross-hatched black pattern and black velvet trim on the neck and arms. The dress is fitted at the bust and waist with a flared skirt (in these images there is an extra petticoat underneath skirt, which is not included). The dress fastens at the side with a zip, and is in very good vintage condition bar a small amount of fraying near the bottom of the zip (which has been repaired), and a broken belt loop on the right side of the waist.”

Front. Beautifully fitted bustline and a very typical neckline for the time period.

Front. Beautifully fitted bustline and a very typical neckline for the time period.

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Back.

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Side view.

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Sleeve detail.

If you have £150 to spare and impeccable taste – why not invest in this beauty? I certainly would if I coul, but my wardrobe is already full with things that need altering before I can use them. One of the perils of vintage, I suppose.

Magdalena