|burgundy net with tiny dotted black bows black net with tiny black velvet dots|
I discovered these wonderful items one day while on the hunt for whimseys (...to be discussed in a later post), and upon examination I couldn't quite figure out what this strange net with a tie closure and odd shape was. Some other kind of whimsey? Snood? Hood? Bonnet? I asked the shop owner how it was meant to be worn, and he kind of squirmed and said "um....however you want?" which kind of made my blood boil, but I just bought the thing and got out of there. I found two more at thrift stores, and that pretty much sealed my fate: from then on I was wearing them constantly.
|black net with lace and itty bitty rhinestones|
They're just so perfect - not as theatrical as a whimsey and they keep your hair in place and make you feel like a little doll. I love that each one has its own tiny accents (my favorite is the burgundy one with the little bow pattern!), and I really wish I could find more.. sadly, all this time I've only stumbled upon these three. It seems they're a bit difficult to search for, as no one seems to know what to call them. I've found that mostly they are simply called snoods, but they really oughta be in a category of their own!