I’ve always been fascinated by the mysterious and sensual atmosphere of vintage hats with veils!
In the Victorian (June 20, 1837 until it’s death on January 22, 1901) and Edwardian period (in the United Kingdom is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII, from 1901 to 1910. It also includes the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the beginning of World War I in 1914, and is often associated with the end of the war in 1918), veiled hats were quite popular and practical, since they were keeping the sun off and also protecting the eyes from dust and unwanted flying ‘elements’. At the same time, we see them worn as a tradition by brides representing their virginity and this is a ritual, which carries on until today…even when virginity is lost 😉
Moving on in women’s attires of the 20th century, we meet veils in bridal wear, in Hollywood, in high-end fashion appearances, in royal icons alike, while we see veils being worn most of the time by powerful women to separate them from the ordinary crowd and also to define their personal space. Gradually veils started existing on their own, without the hat and around the 1950’s we meet them attached just on hair pins and hair accessories for a sophisticated, mysterious look!
Today veils are still worn in formal occasions most of the times and there, I started to wonder about how wearing veils could become a bit more of an everyday thing! Have a look on this DIY if you also wish to explore veils on a casual note and in a glamorous beanie hat with a twist!
You will need
x Any old net, you can even get a net for wedding almond remnants, spray it black and here you go!
x Beanie hat