Turbans in 40s & 50s style

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We carry the beautiful turbans off The House of Foxy. They are ideal as a casual modern replacement for a vintage hat, they add color and can be styled perfectly with your vintage look.

In addition, they are simply suitable for our modern everyday life, as they can be used all day, but can also be easily taken off and put in the bag if you no longer need to use it.

Our vintage style turbans have become super popular and we're excited about them here at Mondo Kaos.

The history of the turban.

Turbans from Mesopotamia are known as far back as 2600 BC. Originally, the turban was worn for practical reasons, but it was soon associated with religion.

The turban was introduced to Europe in the 15th century due to trade with the Turkish-Ottoman Empire, and this led to the distant and Middle Eastern-inspired fashion. The turban became popular again in the 18th century, when it became a craze among the ladies of the aristocracy.

Then the turban disappeared from Western fashion for almost a hundred years, and only became modern again in the 1920s. In the 1920s, Western culture again looked toward the "exotic" for inspiration. Events such as the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 led to fascination with Egypt, but also led to the conquest of other regions and countries such as India, China, Russia and other cultures that suddenly became fashionable. The turban was again a popular accessory and it became extremely popular among the most fashionable young people of the time.

In the 1930s, turbans were very popular for everyday use, sportswear as well as evening wear, depending on the fabric used. 1930s style headgear was up and away from the face, thus turbans were also worn back from the face. Sometimes they were preformed and sewn rather than tied in place.

The turban in the 40s

I 1940s the turban rose further in popularity. It is due to many things but first and foremost it was due to World War II. There was rationing on the drug supply. In many countries, however, there was an exception to rationing for headgear. In addition, many women in the service of the war worked in technology and in factories, where it was important for safety reasons to have their hair tied away, and a hat was not enough for this purpose. Here one can only think of Rosie the Riveter.

Creative ways of styling scarves ensured that a lady always wore a headdress appropriate to her outfit, and the turban therefore became immensely popular.

The turban in the 50s, 60s & 70s

I 1950s, 60s and the 70s still saw the turban as headgear. 1950s og 1960s turbans were often smaller and more neat, more like a hat. The turbans from the 1970s were in bohemian style, again inspired directly by India rather than by 50s and 60s fashion.

How do I use a vintage style turban?

Jump into walking with the turban. Vintage turbans instantly add a glamorous vintage style to an otherwise slightly everyday look.

In addition, they are a super good alternative to hats. If you love soft hats, such as berets and hats in the winter, but would like an alternative to the warmer weather, then you should try the turban.

You can style your vintage style turbans indefinitely. In addition to using it as it is, you can create a new look as often as you want, for example by adding brooches, flowers, bows or whatever you can think of.

And did we mention: turbans cover bad hair! This applies to everything from grown-up hairstyle, hair colors or lack thereof and just a completely ordinary 'bad hair day'.

Vintage style Turban from The House of Foxy

We have the beautiful turban from The House of Foxy in classic 1940s style which sits nicely on the head, and assembled in a nice rosset in front. We carry it in different colors depending on the season, so there is always the opportunity to find a new exciting color for your vintage look.

The turban is made in The House of Foxy's signature crepe de Chine. The beautiful 1940s-inspired turban is based on an original vintage pattern and adapted to modern use. The padded rosset on the front is the perfect size for elegant everyday use. The turban is shaped to cover the head and with elastic on the back to ensure a good hold. Turban sits on the head, so it is not suitable for straight hair. 

Turbans in the webshop and in the shop

We generally have exactly the same vintage goods in the physical store as online in the webshop. But it can of course be great with guidance from our super knowledgeable staff. If you would like to try the turbans in person, we can warmly recommend that you stop by Mondo Kaos in Nørrebro. Here, our staff is ready to guide you.

See vintage style turbans in our store in Copenhagen

We love the delicious retro clothes, and are here for to help you find just the right vintage and retro clothing and accessories in feminine retro style for you.

Do you have further questions about our vintage style turbans?

With Mondo Kaos our first priority is always happy customers. If you have any questions, whatsoever, about our range, please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can always write your question to shop@mondokaos.dk where we strive to answer within a weekday.