Looking for a quick and easy way to liven up your look for an upcoming event? For when you don't have the time to spend hours at the hairdresser, investing in a beautiful headband can work total wonders. Whether you're attending a wedding, going to the races, or have a cocktail party, keep reading to discover our favourite headbands for women to help transform your look.
What to look for in a headband for a formal event?
This really depends on your own personal style, the event, and your outfit because there are so many different kinds of hair accessories to choose from. However, keep in mind:
- Comfort: Consider choosing something that won't dig in too much on the sides of your head if you're wearing all night long.
- Material: Depending on the event you might opt for lace or a fabric material for an outdoor garden soiree, or conversely metal wire for a more formal evening event.
- Embellishments: Lace flowers can work well for weddings or daytime events, whilst jewels might be more suited to an evening affair.
How to wear headbands to a formal event?
There are so many ways to wear a headband but you're probably most familiar with wearing them in a very casual manner. Perhaps you use one to keep your hair in place while you wash your makeup off? Or whilst you're working up a sweat on an exercise bike? But actually, headbands can absolutely be worn on the red carpet too. Our advice is to opt for a specific style that lends itself to a formal event like a beaded headband, flower headband, halo headband, or a pearl headband. Need some more advice? Take a read of our blog article on how to wear a fascinator in time for racing carnival.
How to wear headbands with short hair?
Ladies no matter whether you've got long locks or are rocking a short hair-do, you can make a headband work. Try pinning your hair into an up-do if you have shorter hair and placing the headband behind your ears and pull a few strands lose to frame your face.
6 Best Headbands for Women in 2023
1. Red Headbands
When it comes to cocktail parties, a little black dress is surely everyone's go-to. Pair it with a bright red lipstick and a matching red headband for a real sultry look. We love the Irena Sinamay Fascinator for this. Irena screams Hollywood glamour with her striking red pleated, circular motifs artfully arranged on two narrow headbands. This piece easy to wear and ensures perfect positioning every time.
2. Wedding headbands
Both brides, bridesmaids and their guests can safely and elegantly wear hair accessories to weddings. In fact, they're a beautiful way to elevate an entire outfit as a headband isn't normally something you don every day. We love the Rona Pearl Flower Headband for weddings thanks to its romantic spirit. It sits close to the head but is no less dramatic. The perfect addition for a BOHO bride, a cocktail party or for a day at the races.
3. Pink Headbands
Heading to a daytime event? For a more traditional headband which works beautifully in Spring, try a pink headband. We like the Amanda Vegan Leather Headband. Features an artfully tied, vegan leather knot attached to a matching covered headband. This style can be dressed up as well as down and is perfect for the races, a wedding, brunch or even the boardroom. It'll easily take you from breakfast to the boardroom and beyond.
4. Headbands for the races
When it comes to Spring Racing carnival, hair accessories are an absolute essential. There are so many different options, but why not make it a floral extravaganza with a flower headband! Try the beautiful Finley Lace Flower Headband. Featuring guipure lace roses, artfully arranged on a narrow headband. The thin ribbon wrapped headband makes this piece easy to wear, allowing for perfect positioning every time.
5. Halo headbands
An absolute go-to for a formal event or wedding, we love a good halo headband. Try the trend with our Lillian Metal Tulle Headband. Add an elegant yet whimsical touch to your look. Featuring a beautiful wired frame embellished with tulle and beading. Perfect for the races or to add the finishing touch to a modern bridal or cocktail look.
6. Jewelled Headbands
Last but not least, we leave you with the headband to end all headbands...our gorgeous Iris Beaded Headband. This is for a formal cocktail party, wedding, and anywhere you want some razzle dazzle. The IRIS Beaded Leaf Headband has a modern retro feel. It sits close to the head but is no less dramatic. The perfect addition for a cocktail party or for a day at the races.
Shop Headbands in Australia
Inspired to update your look with hair accessories? When you shop at Olga Berg, you can enjoy free delivery on orders $50 and over Australia-wide. We also offer flexible payment options like AfterPay, so you can get your accessories now, and pay for them later. Liked this? Take a read of our article on Mother of the Bride Fascinators, Best Bridal Hair Accessories, Best Flower Crowns, and Best Melbourne Cup Hair Accessories.