Back in the day, it was common to wear headscarves. However, many fashion trends are returning, and I can't see why the retro headscarf couldn't. It is a popular habit in Eastern Europe. There are several reasons to wear a headscarf.
Anyway, like back in the day, it was worn...
- During windy days
- If women just had their hair done
- For protecting hair and head from the sun
- For riding in convertibles
- Riding a bike
- For lazy/bad hair days
- Keeping hair out of the way
- Or it was worn just for fashion as an accessory
Audrey Hepburn made the fashion trend popular. Being a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn, and the Retro fashion, I have been promoting this vintage fashion trend. Also, I have been sharing the cultural reason to wear them.
The best way in wearing it today, is by not covering all of your hair though. The point is similar to a hat, but not so it will make you too hot. Not sure if I said this before, but I like to copy the way scarves are worn in Russia. This is the most appropriate way to wear them in modern times.
Another mistake I have ran across, was how people label the vintage headscarf as a Muslim hijab. You shouldn't call it a hijab, especially if it's not for religious reasons. It should only be called a headscarf. But however, covering the hair has several different reasons, and it doesn't belong to one culture or religion. Even Christian women and Jewish women cover their hair. The hair covering has been around for centuries, including the 19th century, and it was done by different cultures.
For me, it is kind of cultural and influenced by religion. I was raised to believe covering the hair was most appropriate, and women shouldn't really be seen without hair coverings. It seems headscarves does have some cultural and religious reasons when I think of the reason why I wear headscarves, but not all the time. It can be for any of the above reasons as well.
When making them, it's good to make them out of silk, lace or satin for the summer. Thicker fabric is best for cooler weather.