"Fashion Advice on How to Buy & Wear a Fashion Headband"
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Fashion headbands are great for looking chic and drawing attention to a pretty face, and also for keeping your hair under control. Select from a variety of headband styles - from braided faux hair to rhinestones, silk to scarf headbands. Experiment with various colors, textures and embellishments for a cute and stylish look!
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This page is all about how to get the most out of your fashion headbands:
What Headbands to Invest In?
So begin by securing them in versatile colors and styles before adding any of the latest fashion trends or buying them in colors (eg. red, pink, etc.) other than the neutrals. Silver and gold are also quite versatile.
In this way, you'll be able to wear them with the rest of your wardrobe without worrying about if they match, and then just switch the style when you whenever you're bored :-)
Be Comfortable Wearing a Headband
Make sure that you select a headband style that complements with your personal fashion style so that you'll feel and look comfortable.
For example, wearing a silk headband with a huge ribbon might be something out of your comfort zone. Start with something subtle and simple. Like a simple ruched headband without any details.
Look for wide plastic headbands that are lined on the inside with fabric. The fabric
lining will make them more comfortable to wear and reduce the chance of headache.
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Does it Flatter Your Face Shape?One of the most important things to think about when buying fashion headbands, is the scale of the headband. Does it harmonize with the size of your face shape?
For example, if you have a wide/full face, a single skinny headband
will emphasize that by making it look bigger in comparison. And if you have a narrow/small face, vice versa.
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This is an example of Lauren Conrad wearing a wide fashion statement headband (left) versus a narrow sequin headband (right). She has a narrow face and the big headband overpowers her small face. The headband to the right is scaled correctly to her face shape. Love it, by the way.
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Vanessa Hudgens has a wider facial bone structure and the thin headstring (left) makes her face/head look bigger. The double string headband looks so much better for her face size.
How to Flatter a Round FaceIf you have a round and wide face shape, then headbands will show off the shape.
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That's why it's important to look for fashion headbands that are perfectly scaled to your face size to really bring out the cuteness of your face shape.
One tip is to create height on top of the head by wearing it across your forehead and slightly "pull" the crown hair up for volume (it might not be your cup of tea if you don't like the casual boho look) or add height with details such as ribbon or feather to elongate your facial shape. Click here to learn more on how to determine and flatter your face shape
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How to Wear Fashion Headbands
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There are several ways to look chic with a headband. The way you style it can instantly take your look from casual to sleek.
However, make sure to tone everything else down. So if you're wearing an eye catching headband, keep the rest of your outfit simple with solid colors and
minimal accessories. Like for example pick simple studs rather than chandelier earrings.
I know that Paris has done an overload by matching her red headband with her belt, shoes and handbag, but she's
Paris Hilton ;-)
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