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6 statement designer headbands and how to wear them this season

Our favourite designer headbands to shop now and how to style them

Natalie Salmon
Fashion Digital Editor
Updated: April 25, 2023
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From Blair Waldorf to Alice in Wonderland, few hair accessories have been as everlasting as the headband.

Thanks to designers such as Prada who have recently created the padded headbands that topped almost every sartorialist's wish list. The headband or 'Alice band' as it also has become known, has come back into fashion’s favour in a big way and they are going nowhere anytime soon. They aren't the only ones of course, plenty of designers are creating styles that deserve a place in your summer wardrobe.

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Hello! Fashion charts six statement designer headbands we love and how to wear them this season:

The bow 

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Chriselle Lim wore a bow headband to the Erdem show

The easiest way to achieve ladylike glamour is with the statement bow headband. The accessory offers instant elevation and a touch of femininity. 

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This Alessandra Rich headband is a chic and easy way to keep hair off your face. It's made from cotton and topped with a double-layered bow. Wear with undone hair to modernise the look.

Bow-embellished cotton headband - Alessandra Rich
Bow-embellished cotton headband - Alessandra Rich

The Padded

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Prada's padded headband is an influencer favourite

Padded headbands, added height and sophistication to any outfit. Of course Prada nailed it with their iteration of the padded headband trend, which looks great with centre parted hair worn loose.

Re-Nylon headband - Prada
Re-Nylon headband - Prada

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The braided

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Supermodel Natalia Vodianova made the case for a statement headband

Tastemakers such as Natalia Vodianova, Leonie Hanne and Veronika Heilbrunner made a serious case for the headband at Fashion Week - both opted for oversized styles like Sophie Buhai's. This black one is made from smooth black satin and braided to create a voluminous silhouette. Part your hair in the middle then use it to sweep everything back.

Classic twisted headband - Sophie Buhai
Classic twisted headband - Sophie Buhai

The bandana 

dior headband

Made achingly cool by icons such as Axel from Guns n’ Roses the bandana is the carefree 'cool girl' alternative to the headband. Tie a silk scarf straight around the crown of the head and wear it straight across the brow, with forehead visible above, and ensure it won't fall off so you can rock on all night long.

GG and bee-jacquard silk-twill scarf - Gucci
GG and bee-jacquard silk-twill scarf - Gucci

The cosy knit 

Dolce Gabbana Knitted Headband© Photo: Getty Images

Dolce & Gabbana's autumn/winter runway show

This season there's one major addition to make to your accessory arsenal – the knitted headband. Stray from convention and bypass the traditional wool beanie in favour of a chic, cosy style moment.

Ff Band - Fendi
Ff Band - Fendi

The Athletic 

anna vitielo mesh headband

Influencer Anna Vitiello was seen wearing a green large headband with black mesh yoke, which she paired with black large earrings, outside the Philosophy fashion show during Milan Fashion Week. Perfect for those of you not afraid to make a statement, the cloth headband is worn straight around the ears, covering the hairline for full 80’s effect.

Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend headband - Balmain
Ribbed wool and cashmere-blend headband - Balmain

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