A Velvet Headband Is the Accessory You Need Right Now
Remember the late ‘90s? We were wearing plush velvet headbands in various colours (most probably neon). When we were feeling more adventurous, we’d pair them with butterfly clips or scrunchies.
Fast forward to 2024 and velvet headbands are back in vogue! But they’ve also gone through a bit of a facelift. These days, it’s no longer kids that are sporting them but celebrities and influencers.
Popularity of velvet headbands
But don’t just take our word for it. The stats don’t lie! Searches for velvet headbands surged a whopping 172% year-over-year in 2023, according to a report by fashion e-commerce giant Lyst.
And we’re sure you’ve seen the stunning pieces atop Bella Hadid and Jennifer Lawrence’s heads.
They’ll continue to be big not just this year, though. Prepare to see more of them until 2026 at least! Pinterest predicts velvet headbands will be a key accessory for the next three years, with searches expected to climb another 85% on the platform (via WWD).
Why velvet headbands reign supreme
So, why is velvet making a comeback? Well, we reckon the first reason is the fabric itself. It’s luxurious and incredibly elegant. Putting a velvet headband on gives your outfit instant sophistication.
It also has the right mix of softness and boldness. Moreover, statement-making.
The best part is modern velvet headbands come in a range of textures and thicknesses — they’re made in different styles and heights too.
On top of that, these plush pieces are incredibly adaptable. They can effortlessly transition an outfit from day to night, casual to elevated. Curious how that works? Here are five fun ways to style up an outfit with velvet headbands.
5 Ways to Rock a Velvet Headband
The Parisian, off-duty model vibe will never go out of style. It’s only going to be made better by a simple, padded black velvet headband! This effortlessly elegant piece is perfect to pair with a breezy white blouse and jeans.
Bold and Beautiful
Team your flowy floral dress with a jewel-toned headband. Think amethyst or emerald — or both! You’ll love this if you love making style statements.
Velvet headbands are for everyone — and we mean everyone! Even sporty peeps. An athleisure outfit can work with this piece. Wear your favourite athleisure ‘fit, put your hair up in a ponytail and finish off the look with a thin velvet headband.
Bring back ‘70s trends with a thick headband in an earthy tone. Make it the topper for your outfit consisting of a turtleneck and high-waisted jeans. Groovy, baby!
Double the drama
Feeling adventurous? Layer two headbands in contrasting colours for a playful twist! Try this pairing of black and hot pink headbands. Pair this look with something plain to make the ensemble playful.
Which of these styles will you rock?