Lingerie For Your Hair: Can Hats Be Underwear?

Merchandise from our exhibition 'Lingerie For Your Hair: Can Hats Be Underwear? '. Includes an exhibition catalogue, a selection of postcards and photographic prints. Click here to explore the exhibition. 
‘Lingerie For Your Hair’ examines the boudoir cap, an oft-neglected piece of lingerie with immense historical significance. The garment saw immense popularity in the 1910s and 1920s, a time of great social change: as women navigated changing attitudes towards sex, class and social status, the cap became an invaluable accessory. This exhibition charts the evolution of the cap, and explores notions of sex appeal and the concept of ‘the boudoir’.