Turban in 40s & 50s style

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We carry the beautiful turbans from 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 it.

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

The history of the turban.

Turbans are known from Mesopotamia as far back as 2600 BCE. Originally, the turban was worn for practical reasons, but it was early 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 Far 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.

After that, the turban disappeared from Western fashion for almost a hundred years, only becoming fashionable again in the 1920s. In the 1920s, Western culture again looked to 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 fascination 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 wear, sports wear 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 pre-shaped and sewn rather than tied in place.

The turban in the 40s

In the 1940s , the turban further increased in popularity. This is due to many things, but first of all it was due to the Second World War. There was rationing of 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 engineering and in factories, where it was important for safety reasons to have their hair tied back, and a hat was not enough for this purpose. Here you can only think of Rosie the Riveter.

Creative ways of styling headscarves ensured that a lady always had a headpiece to match her outfit, and the turban therefore became immensely popular.

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

In the 1950s , 60s and 70s, the turban was still seen as a head covering. The turbans of the 1950s and 1960s were often smaller and neater, more like a hat. The turbans of the 1970s were bohemian in style, again inspired directly by India rather than by the fashion of the 50s and 60s.

How do I wear a vintage style turban?

Jump into wearing a turban. Vintage turbans instantly add a glamorous vintage style to an otherwise somewhat mundane look.

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

You can style your vintage style turbans endlessly. 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 up bad hair! This applies to everything from a grown-out hairstyle, hair colors or lack thereof and just an ordinary 'bad hair day'.

Vintage style Turban from The House of Foxy

We have the beautiful turban from The House of Foxy in a classic 1940's style which sits beautifully on the head and gathered in a nice rosset at the 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 for modern use. The padded rosset front is the perfect size for elegant everyday wear. The turban is shaped to cover the head and with elastic on the back to ensure a good fit. The turban sits on the head, so it is not suitable for up-do hair.

Turbans in the webshop and in the store

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 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 to help you find just the right vintage and retro clothes and accessories in a feminine retro style for you.

Do you have additional questions about our vintage style turbans?

At 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 endeavor to answer within one working day.