Why I’m Wearing Headbands Again

No headband blog post can be written without mentioning the queen of headband style – the character of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. When it was airing in the 2008ish era, headbands were everywhere and I wore them all the time. I don’t know why exactly I stopped. I know stores like J. Crew stopped carrying as many of them, and people weren’t wearing them as much as they were. I started to style my hair a little differently and didn’t feel like I needed a headband. I usually just wear it down and do a severe part to the side, and when I did try to wear a headband it gave me a headache after awhile. I ended up taking off the headband anyway so I started to forgo them altogether.

I always admired the style through the years, and recently was inspired to start wearing them again. I heard this style (shown above) from Nordstrom was known for no “headband headaches”. I like that it was a slimmer style vs. the super thick Blair Waldorf ones, and the tortoise shell look would go with almost everything in my fall/winter wardrobe. So I gave it a try and I’m in love!


These ladies above wear headbands and I think it looks so polished and preppy. I used to think it was a younger style, but I really believe any age can wear a headband. Plus, they are great for second day hair and taming those strays. After having my daughter, I have TONS of the infamous baby hairs around my face that often comes with postpartum side effects. My headband has kept my hair out of my face and helped me style my hair during this period of waiting for them to grow out.

Do you wear headbands? Would you try wearing them again?


4 Comments on Why I’m Wearing Headbands Again

  1. Bianca
    October 12, 2018 at 8:52 am (5 years ago)

    I have always loved wearing headbands. I used to have so many, I wore a different one everyday! I recently purchased a few velvet ones in fall colours and love that they are comfy and can tie an outfit together.

    • thedressdecoded
      October 12, 2018 at 7:03 pm (5 years ago)

      Velvet ones sound so beautiful! they are so nice for pushing back your hair throughout the day and look so polished!

  2. Isabel Rowbotham
    October 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm (5 years ago)

    What do you mean postpartum side effect ??? I already have loads of baby hairs in all directions ! Lol!

    • thedressdecoded
      October 17, 2018 at 12:47 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes exactly! The hair changes after pregnancy. I have tons of baby hairs all around my face, and I was losing hair from 3 months postpartum to 6 month postpartum. Thankfully I’m not losing as much hair anymore! The baby hairs are still growing in.


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