Vintage Must Have: Muff

It’s finally getting chilly, with temperatures not even going above 50 degrees! So it’s certainly time for my favorite winter accessory…a muff!

I’ve always had an adoration for the cozy little hand-warmer. The muff was a must for ladies at the turn-of-the-century and made a comeback in a small form in the 1940s and 50s.  What is also great about muffs is that they can also act like a purse.  Most muffs have a zipper on the backside or the inside of the muff where a dame can store her essentials.  Often it’s just room for your wallet and lipstick, but sometimes that’s enough.

Additionally, most muffs have a long strand that allows the muff to hang from the neck when the hands are not inside, or a small Lucite bracelet or fabric strap attached so the muff may hang like a wristlet.

Outfit
Hat: Don’t quite recall…
Cape: One of my few Ebay purchases
Dress: Red Light
Tights: Nordstorm
Shoes: Buffalo Exchange
Muff: Thrifted

I actually loved muffs, and hated flowers, so much that I opted for a white muff instead of a bouquet at my wedding. And the fact that we got married in December aided to that choice.

I’m sure you’ll be seeing loads more pictures of my other vintage muffs as the winter months continue.

14 thoughts on “Vintage Must Have: Muff

  1. How splendidly lovely that you have not one, but multiple vintage muffs. I’ve always adored this classic piece of winter wear, too, but alas my only muff at present is a cute modern (somewhat vintage looking) one. Haven’t yet found a vintage one in my price range that was in good enough condition to use daily (or thereabouts) winter after winter. It’s one of those pieces that’s on my permanent must-find list though, so I’m sure one will turn up sooner or later.

    Love your whole outfit here – from the elegant red cape to the darling dotted stockings, you’re the absolute picture of gorgeous vintage winter style.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Ooh they look lovely – the perfect addition to a cape.

    And what a splendid idea having one for your winter wedding too! It looks super fluffy against the sleek lines of your wedding dress 🙂

    I must keep my eye out for one on my vintage travels!

  3. What a beautiful bride! The elegant, simple dress and muff….killer combo! I like both your muffs, I have never come across one myself in real life, this might be because I live in Australia? But for me your cape stole the show, what a great colour and cut. xx Shauna

  4. I also love muffs and I have 4: mink, fox, persian lamb and leopard! Perfect for very cold weather… it’s definitively winter here in North East of France, white landscapes every where… we are ready for a white Xmas!

    I love your white muff, I often saw white rabbit muff but always for child, what a pity!!!!

  5. That is a terrific idea for a December wedding! Your dress was lovely with it. I love your winter outfit too. I would love to get some of those dotted hose.

  6. How fabulous! I always dreamed of having a fur muff when I was a little girl, but I’ve never seen one in real life. I’ll have to be on a lookout for one of my own now.

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