This summer’s trendy and tidy look is the Reborn trend
In the 1990s they were all the rage, but now headbands have returned. Beyonce and Jay Z have been photographed sporting matching his and hers, and Vogue has recently hailed them .as one of this year’s standout trends thanks to nostalgia-loving supermodel Bella Hadid.
The “headband-of-the-day” has become a mini-series for Chrissy Teigen’s 19.7million Instagram followers. Her husband John Legend even wrote a song about his latest headgear.
This hair accessory is undergoing a revival. It has been featured on catwalks by top brands like Batsheva and Facetasm. Prices vary. The Tom Ford glass-crystal version costs PS2,500 and the Topshop version starts at PS7.99.
Asos spokesperson said that headbands are driving jewellery sales, up 70% over the past year. We are getting great reactions to florals. We are out of geo and animal print styles. Last week, vintage prints were the most popular. We are currently adding 73 new styles to our online store.
Experts agree that the look is on the rise. “The headband is a key accessory that designers are embracing, and it’s a quick fix that keeps hair chic and tidy for the summer,” said Tina Outen, a stylist used by Vogue and i-D magazine.
This trend is back because it has a nostalgic appeal. Outen stated that a thinner band sitting further back on the head gives it a 1960s feel, while a piece patterned fabric tied on the side creates the 1970s look. “Polka dots hairbands were rediscovered in 1980s to mimic a scrunchie. The 1990s look features a thick band that is worn low on the head.
Caryn Franklin is a fashion commentator and professor at Kingston School of Art. The headband has been a key part of many important moments, starting with Jackie Kennedy and Grace Kelly. She said that wearing one helps us channel grace’s energy under pressure.
Because headbands are easy to photograph, social media platforms have helped. Hannah Almassi is the editorial director at Who What Wear UK. She said that it was a smart idea to add look-at me headgear to any outfit. The popularity of floral headbands at festivals is what caused their decline. However, if you tweak them a bit, they can still feel current.