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1940s Snood Inspiration

Tuesday, November 3, 2015




This week on Va-Voom Vintage, we're talking about my favorite accessory, the snood! A snood is a knitted or crocheted net that you can slip over your hair for the quickest, easiest vintage hairstyle ever. They work on all different lengths and hair types. As a busy mom, they're my go-to.  Hair snoods go all the way back to medieval Europe, where they were beaded and embellished by upper class stylish ladies. Civil War era women depended on snoods to keep their extremely long hair up as well. During WWII, when women went to work, scarves and snoods were necessary to keep their hair from getting caught up in machines and to keep it out of their way while they worked. Today, vintage girls rely on snoods for a quick, easy and authentic hairstyle. There's a ton of ways to wear them, accessorize them and they're easy to find.
 To celebrate snood week, all snoods in my etsy shop, Wacky Tuna are $15 now till next Tuesday!





Today I want to share some snood inspiration from the 1940s. Tomorrow,  we'll talk about how to put a snood on, along with some tips on how to wear them






2 Responses to “1940s Snood Inspiration”

  1. Snoods absolutely rock!!! In my pre-wig days they were one of my favourite ways to hid my ever-thinner hair and in the year since (becoming a wig wearer), they've been a great way to help make faux hair look all the more like the real deal - plus few things instantly evoke the spirit of 1940s fashion as quickly or successfully as a snood does.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I'd love to make a snood, but I don't crochet or knit. I've seen instructions for a velvet snood but I was wondering in your reading whether you knew what else they were made of? Any other fabrics you've seen? Or were they ever made from manufactured net of some kind?

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