Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Retro Tuesday: Crochet Hats and a Girdle


Today's Retro Tuesday is brought to you by Woman's Day  october 1963. While leafing through it my attention was grabbed by these...

I don't know how to crochet...and by looking at these I'm glad I don't!

The Fluffy Pouf an explosion of wool....the Fringed Pillbox...bangs of wool or the very scary Gamin Cap...

I'm also glad my mom wasn't a crochet gal until later....I'm sure I would've ended up with some of these beauties...

I shudder at the thought!

In the Vivid Turban..I don't think crochet is involved....Good news for all of us crochet challenged girls! Ditto for the Cuffed Toque. But get your crochet hooks ready for the Flirty Fedora....more shuddering....

I wonder if Betty Draper would wear one of those lovelies....It would be reason enough for Don to come home....


I'm sure Betty wears a girdle....I'll bet a Pyrex on it! In the 60's all women wore girdles....They were trashed with women's lib. Was it a good thing? I don't know....Our clothes would fit us so much better without the tummy and behind (not to mention the fat rolls in between) sticking out. And I'm pretty sure that the girdle played an active role in portion control...You couldn't stuff yourself to death wearing one of those....No way jose! Now they're back, but they're called Spanx!
 I invited you to visit my pal, the lovely Tracy @ Crazy Suburban Mom for more Retro Tuesday fun! That is if she's not too busy modeling the beautiful duds she bought yesterday....

Have fun and keep thrifting! 

4 comments:

Linda said...

Those hats are hilarious! I do remember wearing a girdle in the late 60's and I was skinny! The thought of pushing all this fat into spandex...well it's not nice is all I can say. Thanks for a fun post!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I want you to wear the fringy gold one :)

Ever seen this site?

DON'T GO IF YOU DONT WANT TO SEE ANATOMICALLY CORRECT CROCHET... AND I'M NOT KIDDING BUT OMG...

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/marianne-batlle-crochet

hyesterical! one of those just cause you can doesnt mean you should sites.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Great hats! Yup, you wouldn't catch me running around in one of those -- or in that girdle. I'd rather wear the fringed pillbox for a year than that girdle for a day.

Hurray for women's lib!

Maureen said...

I'm glad my mom didn't read Woman's Day cuz she used to crochet outfits for us!