Vintage Must Have: Snood

Okay, so this isn’t really a must have for all vintage-loving gals. But it is for those who love the 1940s.  Today’s vintage must have is a snood…

Snoods have a history dating back to the Renaissance, had a revival in the mid 1800s, and came back into vogue during the 1940s due to World War II for rather practical reasons.  Women entered the war effort in full force by working in factories, which required them to keep their hair out of the way and snoods were the answer.  But soon snoods found their way into everyday fashion during the 1940s and early 1950s.

One of my favorite bloggers really knows how to rock a snood, please check her and her equally fashionable husband on their blog Lost in the 50s.

Most snoods are simple and of this crochet design I am wearing.  However there are loads of patterns to make beautiful, stylish and complex snoods to go with your outfits, such as this pattern available on Etsy.  So if you know who to wield a crochet needle, you can make some yourself!  There were also fabric snoods as well.  As snoods became more of a fashion accessory as opposed to a working girl’s staple, many milliners began to incorporate snoods of either the netting kind or fabric kind into their hats.

Snoods can be worn with various hairstyles in the front; pompadours, victory rolls, and look great when paired with a hair flower too!

I buy most of my snoods from April’s Bag. She makes wonderful snoods and sells them at really reasonable prices.  Arthelia’s Attic is another stellar Etsy seller dealing in snoods, including the beautiful deluxe snoods.

Snood: April’s Bag
Sweetheart Necklace: Gift
Sweetheart Charm Bracelet: Pieced together from various shops
Earrings: Expo
Sweater: Bombshell Vintage, Portland
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange, Portland
Vintage Stockings: …who knows…
Shoes: TJ Maxx…I think

12 thoughts on “Vintage Must Have: Snood

  1. Could your necklace be cuter? I love it! The snood looks great on you. The whole outfit is wonderful of course. And yes, Laurence rocks them so well too, she always looks fab.

    I keep meaning to crochet or knit one. I particularly love this pattern that’s kind of a mix of a snood and a turban… seems perfect as the weather warms up just slightly (well, in theory that will happen soon where I live, lol), doesn’t it??

  2. Your hair is quite longer than mine, so perhaps it’s just a length issue – but do you ever have a problem with your hair staying in the darn thing? I’ll be halfway through the day & all of a sudden I realize a chunk of hair has escaped (fallen out the bottom). Every time.

    If you have tips…. 😉

    ❤ Sara

    P.S. And of course: THAT NECKLAAAACE. Why do you torture me so?

  3. Ahhhh! I collect sweetheart jewelry too! Some of mine is actually authentic family heirloom. My grammy and grampa were married in 42, and she just recently gifted me her sweetheart charm bracelet he gave her

  4. Such a sweetly lovely outfit! You look so pretty and springtime-y!!!

    I’m smitten with your snood and sweetheart necklace alike. I recently purchased my first sweetheart piece (a Canadian RAF brooch) and hope it will be just one of many to come over the years.

    Happiest Valentine’s Day wishes to you and your honey!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Oh you just always look so damn cute, I’m jealous! LOL 🙂 And you are so right about snoods – I have 3 or 4, and are always great to bring some authenticity to a vintage ’40s outfit. They also are great for days when your hair curling didn’t go so hot and you can wearing a snood to keep it at bay but still show that curl a bit so it doesn’t all go to waste 🙂 I definitely need more snoods as well as more hats – there has been a vigorous search for both for the past few days! 🙂

    Oh, BTW, I just wanted to let you know I nominated/gave you a Liebster Award, if you’re interested 🙂 The post is my most recent one if you want to check it out and do a post on it also. If not, it’s no big deal – I just wanted to let you know that I adore your blog and wanted to “award” you 🙂 LOL. Keep up the awesomeness 🙂


  6. I always admire your outfits, and your beautiful red hair…so true to that 40s-50s time period, like those beautiful Hollywood actresses back then. The snod looks perfect on you, I could never pull it off. I love your outfit also, you always pick the perfect shoes.

  7. Yes, you are right! SNOOD is a must have. Thanks to have shared my blog.
    I think they are so easy to wear when you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your hair.
    Your necklace is just AMAZING!!!

  8. I’m definitely coveting your wonderful necklace & bracelet! I collect charm bracelets but it would be fun to piece one together from various charms.

    You rock the snood, the hairstyle is perfect for it too.

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