History of Women’s Headbands

The clothing accessory that we all call headbands were worn for the hair and the neck, they usually added this accessory so the hair of women can not disturb they face or their eyesight.

Headbands
that are versatile and flamboyant have been a trend for about 2500
years. By the time the headbands have taken many myriad shapes as
well as styles, and the unique appeal that they have still remains
the same.

From Beginning of Headbands

We’ll
begin with ancient Greece, where they are fundamentally some sort of
laurel wreaths that are worn only to celebrate special events. The
headbands were awarded to the winners of competitions like poetry and
athletic competitions, and most men were the ones who were awarded.
From that, they have become a sort of icon of any accomplishment.

Why
the men from ancient Greece flaunted their wreaths, the women who
were well-bred wore what we call diadems who were stone-studded. The
diadems were very beautiful, and they were also crafted to the
perfection that they are.

There
was not that much documentation about the headbands for maybe two
millenniums. So, let us travel to the 20th
century, during the early years of the 20th
century, the wide headbands which are also known as headache
headbands were a very popular accessory for the fashion of women. The
name of this headband is pretty self-explanatory, but I’ll still
tell you about it, they provided very tight pressure around the
women’s forehead, which relieves or even prevents any headaches
from developing, and that is where they the headache headband got its
name.

Early 20th Century

People
from France called this type of garment a unique name, and that is
the bandeau. During the 1910s, the headband that we call headache
headbands would’ve been much lacier if we are talking about design,
an example for that is central panel crochet that is decorated with a
lot of rosettes and ribbons and that bordered with fancy lace. Going
to the 1920s and the 1930s, the dramatic sheaths in very exotic types
of Fabrics that were decorated with different colors of feathers were
suitable, and there is a good chance that the fashion couturiers like
Paul Poiret would have worn these. In the 1920s, the headache
headbands gained the popularity that they deserved. For today, these
types of items are very suitable to be some sort of utilitarian that
was strict.

At
the same time, the headache headbands that were covered with jewelry
or what we call headbands that were often in metals that were
precious, as well as the precious gems, were a very popular
accessory.

Headbands in Middle of 20th Century

Let
us go to the 1950s and 1960s where a lot of British and American
glamorous women of the youth liked to wear headbands that were made
out of plastic along with the hairstyle beehive, so silk veils
whenever they were driving. They were a very popular trend, now the
headbands that had bows with them also gained some of the popularity
that the plastic headbands had. During the same time, working-class
women also wrapped their hair around with some strips of different
types of cloths. They did this because the cloth can protect them
from the dirty rain and the smog of the industry.

After
the coming of the Summer of love in the year 1967, the hippies
started to wear a lot of tie dyes and some paisley bandanas as some
sort of headband to them. They also started to do this so that they
can be an imitation of guerillas and Leftist activists. These things
were also worn by a lot of heavy metal and hard rock guitarists, some
of them were Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, and Jimi Hendrix when
it was the 70s so that they could keep cool while they are performing
their great hits on stage.

Let’s
go and find out some of the symbolization that the headband holds.

First,
let’s go to the Japanese culture. The headbands that were called
hachimaki symbolized the person’s devotion and determination. Going
to Korea, a lot of the warriors, as well as the people who were at a
military organization, for example, Hwarang, wore these headbands
that specialize in keeping the person’s hair in the perfect place.
One of the purposes of headbands is to help keep the person who is in
combat in perfect focus so that they can not mess up anything.

Since
I have given you the history of women’s headbands, and since we are
talking about headbands, how about showing some different types of
headbands? Are you up for it? I think you’ll find one that you
really like.

The Velvet Headbands

The
fabric that this headband is made out of really adds a polished touch
to the look you are going for. This headband is good for a lot of
situations. When you are taking a hot steamy bath, and you do not
want your hair to be included, this can help you in keeping your hair
dry, it also good in pushing the front hair that keeps bothering you.

The Embellished Headbands

This
is one of the headbands you should go for, especially if you are a
lazy person a just don’t really want to deal with your hair, the
look that this headband has is very similar to the velvet headbands,
but they are not the same.

The Satin Headbands

This
is one of the most classic headbands out there. You can wear them any
time you want. If you aren’t really looking for a headband that
stands out, the satin headbands are the best choice for you.
Especially if your clothing is already so glamourous, adding a satin
headband won’t hurt the outfit.

The Braided Headbands

Now,
this is something unique! I think you just need to match the color of
your headband to your outfit, and you won’t have that many
problems.

 

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