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History of the headband
Headbands are not a recent invention in the fashion world, as a matter of fact, they have a very long history.
Ancient Greek and Roman women used to wear them as hair wreaths, they would also decorate their hair with jewelry and flowers that held the place of a headband.
Their role of decorating women’s hair was replaced with a more practical one at the beginning of the 20th century. The women used to wear headaches bands, the name is self-explanatory, and in France, they called them “bandeau”, lacy things sometimes adorned with ribbons or feathers.
Not only it is a fashion item, but the headband also has a long history of cultural use, like for religious purposes.
Launched as a fashion statement in 1920, the headband featured in both silent movies and was depicted in novels like The Great Gatsby.
1930 brings a more practical use to the classic headband and the ads of the time feature women wearing jeans and belts, and also a headband while working. It was a big part of changing perspectives when it came to women’s role in society. The most famous headband of the time pictured Rosie the Riveter in the Westinghouse poster during WWII.
After the war, the headband became a decorative item once more. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O wore headbands as part of the entire outfit.
The 70’ and the 80’ brought a new sense of style to the old hair accessory and integrated it into a sports context along with spandex.
Nowadays, headbands are whatever we wish them to be.
Wearing them as accessories at a wedding, for religious purposes, whenever we need our hair to stay in one place, or just for the fun of it.
Types of headbands
Every little girl’s wardrobe has at least one headband. But there are a lot of types and kids of headbands as you’ll see.
How do we choose the right headbands for baby girls?
Well, at first, let’s see what are the main types and how to wear them, then move forward and get info on where to buy them.
The plain, thin design is what makes this classic headband the most versatile of all.
This one goes well for older girls that want the school girl's look and also a functional headband to keep the hair out of her face.
They can also be embellished with cute flowers making them fancier and great for parties.
These baby girls’ headbands with flowers can be made of fabric or plastic wrapped in pretty satin material.
Check them out here and here. Many of them come in a lot of colors for every outfit you might have.
Many of the headbands out there have different patterns, and different adornments, and the most loved one is this bow headband.
The bow can be wider or have a narrower look. They can be made out of fabric with cute prints, or out of little rhinestones.
Here’s an example of a cute pearl rhinestone bow headband that is sure to look great on your daughter.
This is another example of a fancy sequin headband with a timeless look.
Check out here the entire selection of headbands, casual or for special occasions.
Used on special occasions, these headbands are beautiful fashion statements. Delicate, with intricate patterns, pearls, rhinestones, or sequins decorating this hairband.
See here our beautiful double-string crystal headband perfect for any special occasion.
These types of little girls’ headbands are just what it takes to make an outfit stand out as a flower girl, to communion, or when she’s a guest at a baptism.
See our entire collection of headbands and look for hidden gems.
Headbands for little girls
Baby girls will need headbands for fashion purposes only. Many babies don’t have much hair to hold in place. But for a special occasion or a family photoshoot, a fabric headband is what you need to make the little one’s outfit complete.
We have several types of fabric headbands appropriate for baby girls. Made from soft cotton and stretchy material, these cute headbands for girls will look great in the photo and feel comfortable enough on their heads.
Here’s an example of a beautiful stretchy hair accessory and here’s another elastic headband that looks pretty.
Make sure to check our website for the next best-looking headband for your baby girl.
Headbands for older girls
Older girls have many headbands to choose from. For the little fashionistas out there, we have a great variety of headbands, hairbands, and party hats to make the choice appealing.
With sequins that sparkle, with Minnie Mouse ears or a unicorn horn, made of satin fabric with rhinestones and crystals or with cute patterns, these headbands are amazing.
Participating in a pageant or just going to school looking dashing can boost self-esteem. We know that and we provide the best headbands for your daughter to complete her look.
See here what the latest trends in hair accessories are.
Headbands for special events
For a flower girl at a wedding, a pretty headband will make her feel extra-special. That is why we have many beautiful, delicate headbands with glittery adornments in pastel colors.
For the First Communion, little girls are required to dress in white so the accessories must match. Find out what are suggestions for headbands on this important day. White, made from satin, tiaras with graceful little stones, or with a veil attached, these headbands will be perfect for the First Communion.
Pageants require a certain type of attire, but if you need some special hair accessories, take a look at our collection. We recommend sequined headbands or those with glitter. The entire look will be perfect with our selected hairbands.
For the most important holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or any other celebration, the headbands can be mixed and matched to look good with the outfits.
If you are looking for casual headbands you’ve come to the right place. The stretchy ones are perfect for when your little one is having a sporty outfit.
The girls’ wide headbands are great for children with lots of hair. It can also protect the ears in cold seasons.
Knitted or made from thicker fabrics, girls’ cold weather headbands can be a great way to avoid putting on a hat until winter arrives. They are chic and if you pair them with a casual outfit the general ensemble will be just great.
If you are wondering how to make headbands for baby girls? Well, stop doing that. You can find cheap, cute-looking hairbands without much trouble. Don’t give yourself extra work, especially with a child present. Search our website and see what headbands we have that are great for your daughters.
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Headbands are pieces of an outfit that go on the head for a complete look. For baby girls, headbands are ways of completing a look, but for older girls, they will keep the hair from falling on their faces, and even keep them warm. If the little girl wears her hair down, then the headband has a practical purpose. But she can also wear it if the hair is in a ponytail or an updo for a stylish outcome.
The role of the headband is to keep the hair away from the face and eyes. Depending on the fabric, the headband’s purpose can also be to keep the ears warm. If they are made of wool, cotton, or fleece the headbands can be worn during warmer winter days. Little girls usually wear headbands because they look cute and complete an outfit. Another good purpose is dynamic activities. The headbands made of terry cloth can absorb sweat and humidity during sports.
This type of accessory has many names. A headband can also be called a hair band, a headpiece, a tiara or diadem if it’s made of little stones and metal, or a bandeau. Depending on the style and the purpose, this piece of clothing is named differently.
The popularity of the headband never disappeared because they were never out of style. Not for adults, and not for little girls. Styles have changed, and the way they were paired with different kinds of clothing changed, but the headbands were always popular.Their versatility is one of the reasons they are so popular. You can pair them with so many things, with sports outfits, elegant outfits, extravagant outfits, and even with casual outfits. You can wear the fancy ones at parties, the terry cloth ones when you are moving around and practicing some kind of sports, a padded one to school. It is the perfect accessory that goes with every age and style. You can see here what kind of headbands we have for little girls.
As with every fashion item, this one can also be just a little controversial. If you wear the headband every day, or if the headband is tight, it can cause the hair to recede a little. But if you wear them once in a while, paired with an outfit or with a purpose, then it’s fine to have one.Wearing a headband while doing physical exercise is great. Not only does it keep the hair out of your face, but it also absorbs the sweat, and keeps you cool and looking fashionable.