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White Tulle Daycap, Flat Cap, Breakfast Cap, Civil War, Dickens, Victorian

White Tulle Daycap, Flat Cap, Breakfast Cap, Civil War, Dickens, Victorian

Regular price $30.00 USD
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This simple day cap, also known as a "flat cap" is made of white tulle net edged with 1 inch wide white lace. The cap is trimmed with wine velvet ribbon and a bow at the center back. The inspiration for this cap is shown in the pictures. A metal comb is stitched to the center front of the cap, which provides a comfortable and secure way to keep the cap on your head. This is a soft light-weight cap that is easy to wear and offers a great way to complete your look. Unlike many of the day caps of the Era this cap is meant to sit on top of your finished coiffure and NOT to contain your hair.

Day caps were worn by most married women for both morning and day wear. The social status and economic means dictating the fabrics and trims used. Many of the more elaborately trimmed caps were worn for evening wear as well. This head covering is appropriate for Civil War reenactments as well as other 1800’s events such as Dickens or Christmas Fairs or wagon train (Prairie Days). It would also be a good item for workers or volunteers at historical sites.

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

Unsure what to do with your hair? A cap just may be the perfect answer for you.

Not your color choice for the trim? Contact us and we can make up something "just for you".  

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