I suppose it was more or less inevitable that more hair adornments were coming after seeing the fashion pack wearing hair bows and embellished clips recently. Mix that with the current love for all things 90s combined with increasing references to the Hollywood glamour and yep, it is no surprise that turban style headbands are having a moment.
Excuse me for a second. I am going to say now up front that I don’t expect I am the only one who has an odd relationship with the turban (of the non religious variety, I must point out!) They seem the main cover up recommended for people suffering from chemo related hair loss and as such hold a strange place in the heart and mind for many of us. One of my best friends sent my mum a beautiful turban that she wore after chemo when it was cold. Other than that, she went hair/hat/turban free with huge earrings and bright make up. Maybe that’s why I can still wear a turban style hairband. If this blog makes you feel sad, I am sorry.
I first saw these on photos of the Gucci runway. This photo doesn’t do the look justice (google Gucci headband turbans and you’ll see what I mean) The riot of colour and print and texture looks fabulous!
At the top end we have the Gucci all silk printed headbands and Valentino doing the full on silk turban. It did make me smile to read Net-a-Porter suggest you might use one to keep your hair out of your face on the beach, I’d recommend a Claire’s £2 one for that and these for more fancy occasions 😉
On the High Street Zara is leading the way and have already seemingly sold out of their five most popular designs.
This is the one I have.
This was an “it’s arrived, try it on” moment rather than how I would wear it (I was also trying on my new grey linen jacket). I have a black H&M maxi dress and black ASOS t-shirt dress that are always crying out for an extra something. I may’ve just found it.
This striped one looks good, though for me not so good under a straw hat??
If you’d prefer plain, Zara has you covered with red, yellow and black. In for a penny and all that, I have ordered the red.
This red and blue leopard version is rather cool for £7.99.
More muted pastel colours from ASOS
I love this colour block tie-yourself scarf and look, polka dots! My daughter is a big fan of the Rosie Revere style head though so I will just have to watch her rock this knotted style.
Stories are in on the action too. This pink pearly headband is rather special. What a cool alternative to a hat for a summer wedding.
I didn’t succeed with the skirt or dress in the peony print, maybe I need the headband 😉
How long do we think it will be until I buy this black and gold one? (clue, not long!)
The other option is the actual headband, Anthropologie have a stash of beautiful ones (look at this!), and the kids’ sections at Zara and Mango usually have a fair few too.
I have ordered the one below while writing this blog post. Since I realised how Bianca Jagger these all are, I can’t get enough.
I can already feel the friction between how much I am going to love this divine red dragon print headband and how much my partner is going to loathe it!
I have the shoes, now I could have the headband 😉
Interestingly they all seem to be worn over the hair rather than sitting under the hair at the back. I will have to revisit this as I have a very small head and things tend to ping off it! Maybe I should use the school day to have a rummage in my daughter’s headband drawer. Especially since I am expecting to lose my new Zara headband shortly after 3:30 when she arrives home and discovers me wearing it. As ever, I love to hear what you think.