From the daily archives: "Tuesday, January 6, 2015"

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In the 1940s women’s fashion adapted to wartime limitations. As women dealt with fabric rationing, soap shortages, and hard labor they began to develop new styles that were both elegant and practical, like the snood. The snood originated in the Middle Ages a sort of fancy hairnet, but in the 40s it transformed into a stylish knit accessory. It hides bad hair days, reforms curls, and keeps hair in place. Modern day versions come in a variety of knits, and can be worn as hair coverings or slouchy hats. Click the style notes for tips on wearing this great vintage accessory. –– Laura Martin

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2014 was the year of the bob. We saw every possible variation of the classic shape: long and short, straight and wavy, blunt and piecey. Has this shape reached its peak of popularity, or will it continue to reign in the year to come? The easy, understated elegance of the spring runways points to a continuation of this gorgeous cut. Learn more about our predictions for the future of the bob in the style notes. –– Laura Martin