Crafty video: learn fabulous Forties turban techniques this Summer
Some looks never go out of style - as this fab forties DIY turban video from British Pathé duly demonstrates. These ladies pack a lot of style into one and a half minutes - watch and learn how to rock an authentic vintage look this summer.
Whether you're at the seaside or trying to keep your hair under control while strutting around town, turbans are a great solution to summer hair trouble. Just for fun, we dug up this vintage 'forties video, showing how ladies were persuaded not to be too upset over the rationing of hat materials. With, urm, DIY turbans.
Some things never change - and in the eternal conflict of crafty resourcefulness versus the temptation to simply throw money at fashion problems, we have a lot to learn from our wartime forebears.
These looks are easily adaptable with lengths of fabric, instead of scarves. I love the bit where the model sticks a bouquet of flowers in her turban - fresh flowers are an underrated, but very appealing accessory.
Match these turbans with a fun vintage dress, bright red lipstick and some classic sunglasses - or bathing costume! - and you've got a very thrifty, very fun look for summer. Even better, you can subscribe to endless vintage vids from British Pathé from the video page.
We think 'forties looks never go out of style - what's your favorite period of fashion history? Spill your sartorial secrets in the comments section.