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Snood Mood

blog_snoodWhat exactly is a snood? A) A furry, ape like creature living in the jungle canopy of Borneo, B) A netlike piece of fabric that covers the back of a woman’s hair, or C) A cream filled Croatian pastry similar to an éclair. Did you choose B? Congratulations! You know your fashion history. Since the Middle Ages, women have been wearing snoods, essentially a type of hood, to keep their intricate hairstyles intact. Snoods eventually fell by the wayside until the Civil War era, when they came back into fashion in the form of net like headbands that were woven into elaborate up-dos. Snoods went out of fashion again, only to reemerge as this season’s must-have accessory. Among the more enviable snoods are the papaya orange Missoni or the iconic checked Burberry variety. Get your snood quickly before it disappears from the fashion landscape for the next 100 years.

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Love a snood.
written by zeyna, October 04, 2010
I have an aunt who has worn these ever since I can remember! I used to wear hers with her big sunglasses whenever she babysat me. Ive always loved these!

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