Last month, Joanna of Dividing Vintage Moments hosted a giveaway for some vintage hair nets.   But there was a catch... anyone who wanted to receive a hair net had to be willing to blog about the experience of wearing it.  I was fortunate to be selected as a recipient of two hair nets, both made of human hair (!) in a light brown shade which I guessed (rightly) would be the closest match to my natural color.

One of the nets I received has an elastic edge, while the other is just finished in a series of loops.


I tried to put on the plain one, but it's a bit tricky, so I gave up and opted to go with the elasticized one, leaving the plain one for another day.  I set my hair and brushed it out as usual, keeping a section free at the front on both sides.  Then I slipped the net over my hair like a very lacy snood. I made two tiny victory rolls with the reserved sections of hair and pinned those over the edges of the net to keep it secure and to hide the elastic.  

Adding a vintage hair net definitely gives a 1940s silhouette to my hair, and after a 6 hour shift at work, my hair looked just about the same as it did when I left the house... something that would NOT happen with hair left to its own devices. I'm definitely going to wear hair nets again on long days where I want my hair to stay presentable, and I'd be interested in trying them over more formal styles as well to keep things sleek and orderly.

A huge thank you to Joanna for the opportunity to play with these!  I'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies do with theirs.


Hair net: c/o  Dividing Vintage Moments
Black bow: Icing
Black clip earrings: Thrifted
Wood & leather cherry brooch: Witch City Consignment
Red peacoat: Sears
Black blouse: Thrifted
Pants: Made by me
Shoes: Payless