When the thermometer dips to the -30’s here in Canada I often get to wondering what the lovely ladies of the 1940s would have worn on their pretty well styled heads to keep them warm? Did the opt for unstylish toques that wrecked your hair in 30 seconds flat? Or did they go with fashionable hats and worried about frost bite late? Lets see shall we?
First up here are some tips on what you might see in a 1940s winter hat
- The hat material needed to be something that would not spot in the rain or snow
- Protective brim was often seen
- Fur was popular
- Dark hats with heavier weights
- Felt hats
- Gray wool felt hats
- Knitted/crocheted hats
Lets start with this cute Dutch Bonnet. Looks like it will keep your head warm and your hair looking super fabulous at the same time.
This beret is adorable and popular but not for -30 weather. Warmer winter days…yup!
Some winter ski outfits. The hats are more practical for winter I see but I’m unsure how the toque on the right is staying on her head lol!
A warm 100% wool head scarf will keep the chill off
Here is the head scarf in real life action
Stetson did not just make mens hats, but also women’s as seen below. These are darling winter hats but your ears would be cold no?
The images below are clearly stating that it is cold outside but their stylish hats I’m sure are not keeping their pretty heads warm (and the shoes neither).
They are I must say extremely stylish winter ladies and I would have paired any of those hats with those coats as well, even if I froze my head off!
Some amazing hats in this picture and some of them actually look like they are bit warmer then the ladies above. My favorite is the lady on the Left. Her outfit is divine!
Now this is a darling number from the 1940s-Fur and Felt. Winter hat must haves crossed off the list.
You can buy this hat here
If you watch the now cancelled (sniff sniff) bomb girls you would have seen some pretty fantastic winter hats in the show. Here is Vera in her brimmed hat.
Well as you can see the hats were both practical and not so practical in their designs but we can all agree that they were gorgeous even if you turned blue while wearing some of them.
When it’s cold outside do you go with style or comfort?