Wide Headbands
Prada Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Heads-Up: There's a new hair accessory du jour among the fashion crowd. And it's not a bow! Headbands are having something of a renaissance. No, not the girthy padded Prada ones we've grown accustomed to seeing in our feeds. (Sorry, Blair Waldorfs of the world.) The newest version decorating models' and showgoers' heads is a thick, 60s- and 70s-reminiscent jersey headband. Like the one you might wear to work out or wash your face, but chicer.

Kidding aside, wide, stretchy headbands have gathered the hair of many an iconic film star in some of their most iconic roles. Think Barbra Streisand in 1973's The Way We Were, Brigitte Bardot in 1962's Vie Privée, Ursula Andress in 1963's Fun in Acapulco. It's not just film stars who've made waves in headbands, though. For her runway debut at Marc Jacobs Fall 2014, Kendall Jenner wore a rich plum headband that accentuated her pearly iridescent makeup and dusty-colored wig.

Wide Headbands
Stine Goya Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

For a more modern reference, look no further than the Spring 2024 shows. Thick bands encircled models' heads at Stine Goya, Baum und Pferdgarten, Nina Ricci, Prada and Sia Arnika. At Prada, which year in and year out arguably sets the headband standard, they came semi-sheer, in moody black, maroon, navy and evergreen and obscured models' hair almost entirely, save for a few strategically placed wisps of bangs. The rest favored the traditional Bardot-type black band with models' strands sometimes styled with slick-backed exactitude (Stine Goya, Baum und Pferdgarten) or intentionally tousled (Nina Ricci).

Wide Headbands
Baum und Pferdgarten Spring 2024. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Now with the Fall 2024 shows underway, we've already caught several sightings of thick black headbands on showgoers' heads. No surprises here. Between the Prada cosign and the comfort, ease and boldness of a thick jersey headpiece, we expect we'll see many more in the days to come. Finally, a hair trend that is as eye-catching as it is low-maintenance.

Shop our wide headband picks below. In addition to classic jersey bands in various neutrals, there's a jet black Lelet NY piece that tapers at the back for added comfort, a stunning crystal-embellished number from Saint Laurent and a psychedelic-print Pucci, to name a few. In other words, we've got options to suit every aesthetic, day or night.

Free People Super Wide Soft Headband
Free People

Free People Super Wide Soft Headband in Morning Oat, $14 at Free People

Lelet NY Annika Headband
Lelet NY

Lelet NY Annika Headband, $98 at Shopbop

Pucci Abstract-Print Headband
Pucci

Pucci Abstract-Print Headband, $440 at Farfetch

Prada Re-Nylon Headband
Prada

Prada Re-Nylon Headband, $550 at Prada

Saint Laurent Crystal-Embellished Headband
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Crystal-Embellished Headband, $850 at Mytheresa

Room Shop Bardot Satin Headband
Room Shop

Room Shop Bardot Satin Headband in Purple, $28 at Anthropologie

DesignB London Wide Jersey Headband
DesignB London

DesignB London Wide Jersey Headband in Chocolate Brown, $10.50 at ASOS

Out From Under Wide Velvet Soft Headband
Out From Under

Out From Under Wide Velvet Soft Headband, $4.99 at Urban Outfitters

Callidae The Headband
Callidae

Callidae The Headband in Poppy, $30 at Callidae

Urban Outfitters Textured Soft Headband
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Textured Soft Headband in White, $12 at Urban Outfitters

Los Angeles Apparel Garment Dye Cotton Spandex Headband
Los Angeles Apparel

Los Angeles Apparel Garment Dye Cotton Spandex Headband in Seashell Pink, $14 at Los Angeles Apparel

L Erickson Italian Bandeau Wide Headbands
L. Erickson

L. Erickson Italian Bandeau Wide Headbands, Set of 2, $32 at Neiman Marcus

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