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Thirties • The 1930's Beret

about 1936 to 1938

The beret in the thirties was usually worn perched on one side, as shown here.
During the previous decade 1920's Berets were worn pulled down in similar fashion to the cloche hats of the time.
The Beret ranks with other inexpensive popular fashion items which groups of girlfriends often adopt.It is not unusual to see photographs taken in the late thirties of small groups where each girl is wearing a beret.
A turned up coat collar or scarf worn as a cravat completed the look. The film star look.

• Photograph: Jerome

Above date about 1937: Age about 17 years old  • Estimate: born 1920 ± 3 years