1930s - 1940s Clothing

Victorian-style Red Riding Hood 1930s-40s hat capelet

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Hood height when laid flat: 12”
Hood width, when laid flat: 13”
Approx. neck size when buckled closed: 14.5”
Total width at base of collar/capelet: 21.5” flat (43” around, doubled)
Length from top buckle to capelet hem: 8”
Label: none (possibly home-sewn)

“Red Riding Hood” meets Victorian style, in this late 1930s or early 1940s, darling hat/hood/capelet combo in lightweight red wool flannel. Below the shallow hood, a mini-cape drapes over the shoulders, and fastens in front brass buckles. The front edges of the hood and the edges of the capelet are trimmed with a stripe of black wool felt, which is also used for the buckled straps. The shallowness of the hood means that it will expose the front of the hair, as shown—in fact, it may be best to wear it pinned to the hair, to keep it in place. The wool flannel fabric is unlined. This unusual and dramatic 1930s-40s hat and capelet combination is in excellent condition.

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