About 1920s Headband
The 1920s were an iconic decade in the fashion industry. The rise of the ?flapper? saw a shift in the way women dressed, moving away from the more structured look of rigid corsets and fitted clothes towards looser, shorter and lighter styles. Heavily influenced by the Art Deco movement, strong geometric shapes, extravagant decoration and intricate beading became popular amongst designers.
Popular in ancient times, the headband fell out of fashion for around two thousand years until the early twentieth century, when the headband fast became one of the staple accessories for many an outfit in the 1920s. The discovery of Tutankhamun?s tomb in 1922 aroused interest in decorative headwear, which was reflected in the fashion designs of the next ten years and beyond. Thin satin or velvet ribbons with pearl, sequin, diamanté or feather detailing that sat over the hair, just above the brow line, were most popular. These became the defining look of the ?flapper girl? and also were worn by designers such as Coco Chanel. Normally, a 1920s Headband will be worn with the decorative detail towards the ear or above the temple, allowing the added benefit of securing the hairstyle.
Whether the finishing touch to a 1920s costume or a statement piece to a fashion-forward outfit, a 1920s headband is an accessory that adds a touch of glamour to any bohemian or evening outfit and is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative choice of wedding headwear. The versatility of the headband as a fashion accessory means that it works equally well for dressing up or everyday wear.