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4 Different Ways to Wear a Beret

Berets are great as fashionable head accessory, a modest head cover, or for hair loss. They are made with different types of fabrics such as cotton, wool or angora, all which are soft and comfortable to wear. They can also be found in many different colors, patterns and styles for different occasions from casual to dressy.
A beret can be worn as a full head covering with no hair showing. This makes it an ideal head covering for women with hair loss due to chemo or alopecia, and also for those who cover their hair for tzniut – modesty.

Beret full head covering

Another stylish way to wear a beret is perched at an angle on the head like a painter or an artist. It has a classy look and can add the finishing touches to that chic outfit. Smile daintily and wait for compliments.

Beret Painter style
Looking for some spunk? Try this style beret for some funk! It’s easy! Just simply tuck the back of your hair into the beret and leave the front hairs showing. Great way to cover up for a bad hair day! The secret’s between me and you! 😉

Beret spunk style
Here is another hot way to wear a beret. Let your hair loose and secure the beret on top of your hair on the crown part of your head. Let the beret hang down for a cool look. Now fly with the wind like a free bird! Bobby pins can help you keep your beret in place for looking good all day long.

Beret loose style
So, what’s your favorite way to wear a beret?

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The French Legend of the Beret

Red Beret

Where did the Beret originate?

They’ve been around so long that it’s not really clear where the beret was first invented. In fact French legend gives credit to Noah for its creation. According to the legend Noah used wool to insulate the the ark. With all the animals trampling on it for 40 days and 40 nights it turned into a tough material or fabric. That fabric, according to the legend was felt. Noah then used the felt to make himself a cap – or the first felt beret!

There’s another opinion that it was shepherds who first created the beret hat. Why shepherds? Well they wore these knitted wool hats outside every day and due to the weather conditions it swelled and became solid felt. And thus, they had a beret.
Most probably though, the beret hat originated in Greece 2,500 years ago. The Romans thought very highly of it so they adopted them. Soon it became the style for man, woman and child. Berets were seen everywhere in Rome. So, therefore they became known as a Greek – Roman hat.
From 2,500 years ago the hat beret has definitely come a long way, here are some of the more popular uses they’ve  been put to since the 1900’s.
– In the early 1900’s berets were mostly worn by the French (in France). Of course, Belgians also wore them since France set the trend for them. In France and Belgium, berets were worn only by men, either for uniform or style. It was also worn by younger boys for style.
– In the 1920’s the womens beret became very popular in America for women and girls. It was designed and decorated in a more feminine manner and was a very fashionable head covering.
– In the 1930’s the beret was mostly worn by men and boys in France and Belgium. In America, it was now little boys who wore berets for style.
– In the 1940’s, the beret hat was adopted by many military groups and forces.
– In the1950’s, scouts outside of France decided to adopt the beret as a uniform hat. They made a great uniform hat for a scout since they were comfortable and sat on the head in any position. They also got the idea from the military. Since the military had adopted this hat for their uniform it was more prestigious. However, once the military and the scouts started wearing these in France, men and little boys were rarely seen wearing berets for style anymore.
So there you have it. The concise history of the beret hat. Now-a-days they continue to be a fashionable head covering and the latest trends alway’s feature some version of this versatile little womens hat!

Introducing Berets

Berets

Cotton Berets

We’ve already written posts about Snoods, Pre-tied Bandanas and Hats so now we figured it’s time to introduce you to another one of the great headcoverings that stock the vitual shelves of MyHeadcoverings.com.
Berets
Berets are a mainstay of womens headcoverings and are worn both as a fashion statement and as a religous headcover.
Berets are becoming popular worn as a short snood that provides complete coverage but does not leave any excess material on the neck.
MyHeadcoverings.com carries lots Berets in Four different fabrics from S.G Accessories a maker that specilizes in producing quality womens headcoverings.
1) Cool Cotton
2) Cozy and Comfortable Angora Wool
3) Acrylic
4) Polyester

Angora Beret

In the winter months the really Cozy Angora Berets from S.G Acccessories are a great choice. They feature an 8 section pattern that lends a touch of interest to the otherwise plain beret.

Houndstooth Beret

Houndstooth Beret

If you want something with a little more personality try our  Acrylic Houndstooth Beret that has a lining to help keep you warm.
Now if youre looking for something for a more formal occasion why not try the Silver Swirls Beret a really pretty piece at a really great price!
We’ve chosen to highlight just a few of our many Berets to give you some ideas but really you should check out our whole Beret section and pick the ones that suits you best!