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Hennin was a long cone-shaped headdress with a long and heavy veil. It was worn by women during the mid-1400s in France, Italy, and other European countries and also reached England by the 19th century. The conical structure’s length averaged around 30 to 45 cm but could also go up to 80 cm. It could have a pointed or a flat top, depending upon the wearer’s preference.

The veil would be attached at the top of the conical structure. It could be of shoulder length or floor length or even cover the wearer’s face. Hennin was very popular among the affluent women who would wear their hair very neatly under it so that none showed after they wore the hat.

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