My Vintage Style- Turban Tryout

1970s floral maxi dress

For years I’ve been admiring the look of turbans.  They’ve been a fashion trend that has been revived pretty much every decade of the 20th century.  Yet, I’ve never made the effort to purchase one to wear. Not exactly sure why, except I just tend not to wear hats a lot in general. Maybe a straw fedora or wide brimmed style for sun protection and a cloche hat for the 1920s events I attend.  Not a very exciting foray into the world of hat fashion, that’s for sure!

But  discovering the blog of the uber chic Judith Boyd of Style Crone had me thinking I need to expand my horizons regarding  hat choices.   That woman can rock a turban, or any hat for that matter, like no other and her outfits often include fabulous vintage pieces. I am in awe of her wardrobe and fashion sense.

So when I happened upon this adorable 1960s  beaded mod paisley printed turban it was love at first site. That’s when I knew that it was high time I gave a turban a try and step out of my headwear comfort zone.

1960s mod print turban hat

It’s perfect for this time of year because the  green, blue and pink print is so summery, plus it  has  an exposed green mesh base, which means air circulation.  If you’re like me (post meno) you know how easy it can be to get too “hot headed!”  So there’s no chance of overheating when  wearing it  back in Florida’s scorching heat.

I mean I’m all about experimenting with fashion, but not if there’s a chance I’ll be swooning in public because of it!

70s maxi dress worn with 60s turban

I was going out for dinner with the girls and I chose one of my favorite 70s maxi dresses. Very comfy knit with a forgiving fit, which is just the thing when planning a night of gastronomic overindulgence!    I’ve worn this dress many times, but this time I noticed the colors in the dress would complement the new hat perfectly. So it was time for its debut.

1970s black floral knit maxi dress and 60s turban outfit

I must admit I felt a little like Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous, which is definitely not a bad thing at all. But  I do think it caused me to indulge in the cocktails a little more than usual!

And speaking of comfy maxi dresses. I’ve added some cute ones to the website recently, all in colorful prints. They’re all authentic vintage and listed on the New Arrivals page.



And how about you? Do you wear hats? If so, are you an adventurous hat wearer?

Till next time…..



Linking up with Catherine of Not Dressed as a Lamb,  Patti of Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday and Judith of StyleCrone for  July Hat Attack.

By | 2017-07-18T08:40:09-04:00 July 17th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|10 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell August 1, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Many thanks, Ashley. For the compliments and for visiting! Totally agree about Indian fabrics. I recently draped a bunch of Indian silk saris over the bed in my guest room. Each one has a unique print and the colors are so vibrant. If I’m not careful I could get really carried away decorating with these beautiful textiles 🙂

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    Ashley Hutchinson August 1, 2017 at 8:35 am

    That turban-esque hat is absolutely amazing! The print reminds me so much of the beautiful textiles they have in Northern India (I lived there in college and never saw more beautiful fabrics). Love that you’ve paired it with this perfect floral maxi — gorgeous, unique, AND vintage at the same time!!

    So thrilled to have discovered your blog through Catherine’s linkup!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  3. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell July 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks Shelbee. I love cloche hats too. They are universally flattering. I did pick up on the ab fab reference, funny lady 🙂

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    Shelbee on the Edge July 28, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Oh wow, Theresa! How fabulous is this turban! You definitely wear it well. I have only recently ventured into hat wearing territory and I love me a good cloche hat (my favorite style for the shape and size of my head)! I have not yet tried a turban, but you have inspired me! You look absolutely fabulous! (See what I did there?)


  5. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell July 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Well thank you Miss Vix! It is hard to find 60s close fitting hats that fit modern heads. I knew people were smaller in general back in the day. But I didn’t know their heads were smaller too, until I started buying vintage hats. I was just lucky that this one fit over my wild and crazy hair 🙂

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    Vix July 17, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    That dress is fabulous on you, no wonder it’s a favourite. The turban hat is splendid, I can never find any that fit my ginormous head and those stretch polyester ones don’t do a think for me! xxx

  7. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell July 17, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Many thanks Katherine. It really caught my eye because it was so unusual. I can understand why hats are your secret weapon. They def can add a distinctive touch to an outfit.

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    Kathrine Eldridge July 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    What a gorgeous turban and dress! Hats are my secret weapon for certain looks. Yours is so glam and chic.

  9. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell July 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Thanks Patti. I really went out on a limb with this one. At least for me. But got a lot of compliments. So more hats are on the agenda!

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    Patti July 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Stunning combination, Theresa! The hat is a real beauty and look like perfection on you. Thanks for linking, xo


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