Back in the day when ladies and gentlemen generally wore hats, what was the protocol for a lady removing her hat indoors?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Women have not been placed under the restriction to remove "cover" like men. This is in part goes back to the requirement that a married woman was remain covered especially during solemn events (mass). While for men it has been considered an insult to the host or an affront to solemn events for them to remain with cover on.

    For this reason it was customary for the lady of the house to remove her hat while the other women wore theirs. Even female servants were expected to wear some form of head cover while the men were to remove their hats in the presences of superiors (who might keep their hat on).

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  • PAMELA
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    2 months ago

    She removed it, so did men!

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  • Dv8s
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    2 months ago

    None, a lady may keep her hat on, but a gentleman must remove his hat, or be looked upon as being rude.

  • 2 months ago

    In a more traditional time, women generally did not remove their hat once indoors and would only do so if she was in her own home.  The only exception would be if their headwear was obstructing someone's view, and then the hat was removed subtly.

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  • Ladies did not have to remove their hats in any situation. Some times their hats were a part of their fit.

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  • Pearl
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    2 months ago

    i would think it was up to her

  • Jon
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    2 months ago

    In the 20th century, women kept their hats on indoors when out during the day, but not in the evening. And they never wore hats at home.

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  • JJ
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    2 months ago

    Women did not remove their hats when indoors.  

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  • denise
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    2 months ago

    Generally the lady didn't remove her hat indoors, if she was visiting someone.

    Though it was deemed 'the done thing' for a gentleman to remove his as a courtesy.

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  • drip
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Ladies did not remove their hats.  

    Their hats were pinned on and/or were integrated  into their hair style.  You couldn’t just take it off like a gentleman could.

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