Hats, gloves and fox furs the fashion! Hats were generally small, but often embellished with decorative bows or feathers. Fox furs were the aspirational accessory for many women from an ordinary background and are proudly worn here by members of my extended family. I remember my mother keeping hers wrapped in tissue paper in a box in her wardrobe I didn''t like touching it - those beady eyes in the head were unnerving.
My mother and aunt - Kathleen and Edith Danson, Both sisters had an interest in fashion, and made their own clothes on an old treadle sewing machine - their house did not have electricity until the 1950's.
Kathleen Danson - again with a fur wrap.
My grandmother Alice Danson, nee English
My husband's mother - Ivy Donaldson, nee White
My husband's grandmother Alice White, nee Armitage
Below - Patti and Ivy White - daughters of Alice above.
Most of these photographs date from the 1960's, when my mother and husband's mother would have been 60 years old. At a time when fashion was changing rapidly and I was wearing mini skirts, the older generation still wore for everyday occasions hats that we now reserve for formal wear. Turbans seemed to be the main fashion style here.
For a visit to the Zoo
For a summer outing
For a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh
For my graduation - so more of a formal occasion
For a Sunday afternoon run in the car
Meanwhile for me, hats were purely practical - for keeping warm in winter and providing shade in (hot) sunmmers.
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