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Class it Up With Velvet Headbands for Women

Velvet headbands are a fun way to add a bit of extra detail to your 'do. Classy or quirky, there's sure to be a style to suit you on eBay. Look for a slender velvet Alice band or a funky, oversized turban wrap, and bring luxury to your hair.

How to style a velvet headband

Maybe you haven't worn an Alice band since your schooldays - but a padded headband is a whole new ball game. Here are some ways to rock a velvet hairband.

  • Go for a simple, classic look. Pull your hair back into a tight bun, then pair it with a black velvet headband for a ballet-inspired look that will ensure your locks stay in place all day.
  • For a statement look, the bigger the better. Fat headbands can have an inch or more of padding, so keep your hairstyle sleek and simple to avoid looking too OTT.
  • If you've gone a day without washing your hair, put it into a ponytail and choose a funky velvet turban with a tie detail to keep it off your face.
  • Go boho with a big, bold velvet headband with details like a braided effect or a scattering of pearls, then pair it with long, flowing waves of hair.
Velvet headbands for short hair

If your hair is short and sweet, then you don't have to miss out on the velvet headband trend. However, it's better to go for a smaller, simpler style rather than a thick black velvet headband or a towering padded hairband. These can compete with your hair, overwhelming it with their sheer volume.

What colours of velvet hairband should you choose?

A wide black velvet headband is a classic choice if you want to keep it sleek and simple. However, all kinds of shades are available. Jewel tones look great with a number of different hair colours. If you're a blonde, go dark with navy blue or forest green, while if you've got dark hair, choose a contrasting light shade. Bright, neon pink or yellow can be hard to work with, particularly if you're trying to create a sophisticated look.

Which outfits go with a velvet headband?

A big, padded headband can look good with bohemian or casual styles. Use your velvet headband when you're dressed down for a retro daytime look. Go for a flowing, boho dress for a hippie vibe or, for something totally different, pair it with jeans and a t-shirt. These accessories are tough to pull off for the office, so if you work in a corporate environment, save them for the weekends and evenings.

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