There’s something to be said about the mystifying rise of padded headbands. You could write it off as just another ‘90s trend that is making a comeback, but we have some other ideas. Prada debuted extra next-level padded headbands at their spring summer 2019 show last September. Some came in a lustrous simple satin, but others took a dark turn with a leather base and studs allover. And since then, similar iterations have been making appearances on the heads of celebrities (Kate Middleton and influencers alike. This new wave of headband popularity is giving women an opportunity to redefine the classic headband. It’s not all about preppy style (although there is some of that), headbands are for making the statement that we control the narrative of what “being a lady” means.
Let your creativity run free when styling a headband. Sure you can channel your inner Blair Waldorf and wear them with colorful tights and a pleated skirt, but allow yourself to also dream a lil bit. Think outside of the box and wear it with a casual tie dye t-shirt and minidress. Headbands can be a great way to highlight a color or simply add color to an outfit.
While satin headbands are available in a plethora of colorways, brands are innovating past just that. From the plush velvet headbands you once wore to your piano recital to unexpected bedazzled ones that act as a crown alternative, we’re ready to dive into the depths of headband options. Find one that doesn’t give you a headache and you’re ready to go. Swipe through for 14 headbands that will get you started.