Before Vatican II, hats were much more common than veils, at least in the US. There was not attempt to cover all of the hair. Even when veils came into fashion (1960s – thanks to Jackie O), most young girls wore chapel veils which were just a small circle of lace on top of their heads.
Pre Vat II I often just wore say a 2 inch headband or a big bow (sometimes a tissue). In school we had to wear a beanie or a beret. There was no law that said your hair couldn’t show. Everyone showed their hair.
Of course!!! It is a very pretty headcovering. Old crows like me cover up more because I cut my long hair when I discovered I was no longer young. Nothing says you cannot wear a hat to church but those ridiculous “fascinators” are probably pushing the boundaries of what is and what is not appropriate.
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