"A successful man is one that makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man"  Lana Turner

In the 1950s, fashion reflected a complicated mixture of conservatism and glamour.  A girl next door freshness as well as alluring femininity - think screen icon Grace Kelly., Queen of Hollywood in the  1950's. A well dressed woman wore gloves and a hat outside the home for all but the most casual occasions.  Long, elbow length gloves appeared for formal and evening wear with short sleeved dresses or strapless gowns.  Short gloves worked with suits - call to mind Doris Day in her rom-coms - or long sleeved garments and were also worn in warmer months.  Here at Patchwork Peggy's we have a variety of formal and casual vintage hats and gloves ideal for Goodwood, Weddings, Rockabilly events or any retro event.  Patchwork Peggy's Vintage Emporium is an online treasure trove of vintage and retro items with a growing range of hats, gloves and evening bags.  Please make sure you are happy with the dimensions of the hats and gloves as Peggy's does not want you to be disappointed with your purchase when it arrives.   


Gorgeous 195Os ruched Dents sueded nylon gloves

£ 15.00 

These are lovely vintage ruched gloves in a caramel colour in a sueded nylon.  Label says Dents Nyvelda size 7 1/2.  Beautiful to wear with no marks or tears.  


Lovely soft 'mesh' cotton 195Os gloves

£ 10.00 

These are very nice caramel coloured evening gloves in a light 'mesh' fabric.  They are soft and so could be a silk blend. Unlabelled & are estimated to be a size 6 - 6 1/2


196Os original Black Faux Fur Cossack hat

£ 12.00 

Very nice original faux fur Cossack style hat 1960s. Quite small in size as most of these hats seemed to be in the 50s and 60s.  However, very stylish & perfect for the coming winter months.

6 3/4 - 6 7/8

small 53- 54 cm 


195Os pale blue textured hat

£ 28.00 

Beautiful 1950s original pale blue hat. It has a textured crown in flowered net and gorgeous shape.  There is a small amount of 'foxing'  on the crown which can be easily covered with a beautiful brooch (we have lots of gorgeous vintage costume jewellery on our Vintage Jewellery page) and it has some slight foxing on the inside of the crown,  but considering this hat is over 60 years old it has kept in very good condition.  The small marks are not noticeable but could easily be disguised. 

Measurements:  Front to back 24 cm  Side to side 30 cm



197Os Trilby style Mohair hat Dark Brown

£ 12.00 


Dent's 195Os gold lame gloves

£ 10.00 

Very nice gold 1950s original gloves size 6 1/2. They have no tears or marks and are in good vintage condition.  They have been laundered and are ready for the party season this Christmas.

approx 39 cm in length


Gorgeous buttercup yellow sheer 195Os gloves

£ 10.00 

Very pretty and unusual 1950s sheer buttercup yellow gloves with a ruched arm.  Unlabelled & would estimate to be a size 6 - 6 1/2.  They will fit a petite hand.  No marks or tears & in nice vintage condition.


Debenham & Freebody 194Os velvet beret

£ 29.00 

Lovely black velvet Debenham 7 Freebody 1940s beret.  circumference. Label inside hat "Debenham & Freebody London W"

Measures 28cm diameter flat.  55 cm 

small to medium 6 7/8 - 7


196Os Blue & White Raffia wide brimmed hat

£ 12.00 


195Os original black velvet and feather hat

£ 30.00 

Beautiful little black velvet hat adorned with delicate feathers. Label inside says An R B Hat.


Measurements:  Front to Back of hat 24 cm  Side to Side 32 cm

Please see gallery pictures below for a closer look.