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Victorian Black Civil War Lace Cap - Affordable Elegance

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Put the finishing touch on your ensemble with this petite black lace cap accented with silk ribbon.

I make headpieces with the modern reenactress and modern hairstyles in mind. Is your hair too short to pin up and look correct for the era you are reenacting? Short or not, a cap can offer the cover you may need to make your hair look beautifully Victorian and will lay on your hairstyle without disturbing it.

This cap may be worn as a morning/day/evening cap with dresses made of fabrics such as silk, fine cotton, fine wool---with nearly everything except a work dress (too fine for a work dress) or ballgown (not quite fancy enough for a ballgown).

The vintage illustrations are from Godey's, July, 1860 and December, 1862. The photo is myself wearing a similar cap showing how it should be worn.

So, don't know what to do with your hair? Add a cap!

For more information on ladies' caps, check out this blog entry:
https://hollysheen.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-style-of-cap-was-worn.html

NOTE: The model used in the photos is slightly under-sized which makes the cap look slightly larger than it is.
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HISTORY
"Caps are the most difficult articles to advise on; they almost entirely depend on the taste of the milliner and the fashion of the day." Godey's, June 1860.

"Little caps, whether for 'neglige' [casual dress] or more dressy wear, all are made round, in muslin, lace, and guipure, and are trimmed with bunches of flowers, and simple ends of ribbon." Peterson's Magazine, March 1861

"Morning and dress caps are unusually pretty this season. They no longer resemble the old-fashioned cap, but are rather an elegant headdress." Godey's, August 1862

Caps came in a wide variety of styles with a wide variety of ribbon colors and embellishment styles. Ladies often wore caps over their hair when at home at any time of the day. Caps could be an elegant accessory for your daytime ensemble or they could simply cover your hair until you had time to properly smooth it for the day.

Caps were also worn in the evening for formal events such as dinners and balls. Bows, lace and rosettes were favorite embellishments. Decorative caps were especially favored in the 1860s so put the finishing touch on your Civil War or Dickens ensemble with this versatile lacey confection.
Put the finishing touch on your ensemble with this petite black lace cap accented with silk ribbon.

I make headpieces with the modern reenactress and modern hairstyles in mind. Is your hair too short to pin up and look correct for the era you are reenacting? Short or not, a cap can offer the cover you may need to make your hair look beautifully Victorian and will lay on your hairstyle without disturbing it.

This cap may be worn as a morning/day/evening cap with dresses made of fabrics such as silk, fine cotton, fine wool---with nearly everything except a work dress (too fine for a work dress) or ballgown (not quite fancy enough for a ballgown).

The vintage illustrations are from Godey's, July, 1860 and December, 1862. The photo is myself wearing a similar cap showing how it should be worn.

So, don't know what to do with your hair? Add a cap!

For more information on ladies' caps, check out this blog entry:
https://hollysheen.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-style-of-cap-was-worn.html

NOTE: The model used in the photos is slightly under-sized which makes the cap look slightly larger than it is.
--------------------------------------------------------
HISTORY
"Caps are the most difficult articles to advise on; they almost entirely depend on the taste of the milliner and the fashion of the day." Godey's, June 1860.

"Little caps, whether for 'neglige' [casual dress] or more dressy wear, all are made round, in muslin, lace, and guipure, and are trimmed with bunches of flowers, and simple ends of ribbon." Peterson's Magazine, March 1861

"Morning and dress caps are unusually pretty this season. They no longer resemble the old-fashioned cap, but are rather an elegant headdress." Godey's, August 1862

Caps came in a wide variety of styles with a wide variety of ribbon colors and embellishment styles. Ladies often wore caps over their hair when at home at any time of the day. Caps could be an elegant accessory for your daytime ensemble or they could simply cover your hair until you had time to properly smooth it for the day.

Caps were also worn in the evening for formal events such as dinners and balls. Bows, lace and rosettes were favorite embellishments. Decorative caps were especially favored in the 1860s so put the finishing touch on your Civil War or Dickens ensemble with this versatile lacey confection.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(132)
Reviewed by Barbara Reed
5 out of 5 stars
May 23, 2018
The earrings were well made and perfect for my new silk taffeta dress. Shipping was carried out in a timely manner. Nice to be able to find Civil War appropriate jewelry that is reliable in regards to authenticity.
Natural Banded Agate Earrings - Affordable Elegance. Civil War Appropriate

Reviewed by Sherry Smith
5 out of 5 stars
May 1, 2018
Beautiful hairnet with a quality satin ribbon. Excellently crafted, perfect for reenactments.
Civil War Hairnet - High Quality Satin Ribbon - Affordable Elegance, Choose Your Net

Reviewed by Sherry Smith
5 out of 5 stars
May 1, 2018
Loved the ribboned hairnet. Excellent quality!
Reserved for Sherry

Reviewed by Jade
5 out of 5 stars
Apr 21, 2018
Delicate and very lovely, thanks!
Golden Enameled Drop Earrings, Gold-Plated Earwires--Victorian, Civil War Appropriate

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Victorian Black Civil War Lace Cap - Affordable Elegance

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: lace, silk ribbon
  • Feedback: 132 reviews
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