Once upon a time, I wore headbands. All the time. You see, I was growing out my bangs and the only way to survive that very grueling and traumatic experience was to simply push those puppies up and off my forehead altogether. There was, of course, an unfortunate month when the bangs were exactly the wrong length and would stick up from behind the headband. On those days, I would refuse to leave the house and instead quietly weep in a corner.
Supposedly the 50′s inspiration is here in a big way, and that includes the use of headbands as an accessory. For some reason, though, when I think of headbands I think of Hillary Clinton, not the 1950′s. That could be good or bad. Upon reflection of Hillary’s personal style, (as much as I admire her) it is most likely bad.
I like headbands because there is an infinite variety of them. Wide, thin, leather, fabric, glittery, tortoiseshell, lace… You name it and there is a headband that has it. An Etsy search comes up with over 250,000.
It’s been a long time since I’ve broken out a headband, but I’m wondering if it isn’t time to start experimenting with them again. However, I do seem to remember that certain kinds can give you quite a headache if you wear them for any length of time.
So what is your verdict on headbands? Stylish or frumpy?