Someone Wake Up Blair Waldorf: Headbands Are Back, B*tch

Princess Polly

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If you’d have told eight year old me that the stretchy elastic handband would make a fashion comeback in 2023, I would’ve said — duh, it’s my favourite one.

But now, part of me kind of can’t believe it. I don’t look back at pics of myself wearing and think “yeah, cute”. But it feels like each time I scroll down my TikTok feed, I see a new Y2K trend re-emerge, and with it, all of my Hilary Duff-obsessed days nostalgia.

At first I was a little hesitant about getting behind the Y2K-revisited fashion moments, because part of me felt a little cynical that they’d be the same as before — and no one wants to go back to low rise jeans that only look good on one body type and headbands worn over a low side-ponytail.

But the fashion influencers of today have got exceedingly better taste than the fashionistas of the early 00’s (sorry Lindsay Lohan).

These wide elastic headbands — that used to be preeeeetty ugly let’s be honest — now look simple and chic. Worn to pull your hair back off the face, styled down and bouncy with blow waves — it’s actually a huge vibe.

Below, we’ve got three headbands varying in price and style, for you to shop now and get behind this trend.

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