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With the end of the fashion week, it is time to see what were the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends. For those of you who adore hair accouterments, you’ll be happy to know there are a ton of options to choose from.
As always, designers did not fail us, and we have a blend of glamorous, subdued, sporty, eccentric, and feminine options for fall 2017 hair accessories. No matter whether you like a small touch like an interesting hair clip or elastic, or a big statement headpiece or tiara, I am sure you will find something that will please you this season.
#1. Black Bows
I love how a bow, normally an emblem of femininity, has been classed up so much for the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends. Consistently, the black bows this season have been paired with very mature and simple hair styling choices, leaving childish innocence behind. This season, black bows are a sophisticated choice appropriate for any adult soiree.
On the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini runway, the models wore their hair in a loose low ponytail, secured with a small and clean black bow. A Tory Burch, a similar low-slung ponytail with a middle part was secured with a lush, large velvet bow.
A large bow was also the lovely styling choice at Marchesa, where it secured a subdued and feminine updo. At Rochas, a delicate black bow was secured intriguingly above a folded over ponytail bun.
Velvety smooth ribbons adorned the heads of models at the Temperley London show. They were wrapped around the head in a girlish style, and came to a sweet bow at the base of the neck.
Emilia Wickstead broke the ponytail combo, by instead incorporating black ribbons into a loose, straightened hairstyle. The black bow was tied up to a strand at the crown of the head, and simply blended into the hair.
#2. Stiff Headbands
Whether they were made of plastic or leather, covered with ornaments or left plain, headbands were a ubiquitous choice for fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessories.
On the Altuzarra catwalk, a variety of stiff headbands had been custom made, and each one was unique, exuding a different image of what a headband can be. Quite a few were furry, and studded with some jewels, making me think of a romantic Russian aristocrat looking glamorous during winter. Others were simple, and covered in fabric, perfect for a casual, daytime look.
The metallic headbands at Elie Saab were the very definition of glamour. Studded with ornaments and jewels, these lovely golden headbands are a perfect addition to any formal outfit. The headbands were all subtly chic, with some of them standing out a bit more thanks to a golden leaf design.
On the Lela Rose runway, the black headbands were topped with a bit of black fabric that added a bit of volume to the look along with a rustic feel.
We saw all kinds of hair accessories that turned heads at Dolce & Gabbana, including simple black headbands adorned with flowers, another of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends.
#3. Stretchy Fabric Headbands
Traditionally, when we think of fabric headbands, what we imagine is a really sporty look – maybe we picture one of those elastic headbands used to wick sweat away from the face during exercise. While some of the stretchy headbands that made it into the fall 2017 hair accessory trends are certainly sporty, many were instead unique, edgy, or totally fabulous.
For the Carmen Marc Valvo catwalk, a few of the models wore wide black headbands that wrapped all the way around their head, and stretched from the top of the forehead all the way to almost the crown.
At Chanel, the wide knitted headbands worked perfectly with the teased ‘60s bouffant, in which the hair had been styled. These headbands were the epitome of comfortable chic, made of warm and luxurious-looking wool that covered the ears, and studded with shiny beads along the front.
At H&M Studio, both the men and women had their heads adorned with black leather headbands. The headbands sat right at the hairline, in an unpractical, high fashion suggestion of an exercise headband.
At Gucci, the collection of fabric headbands was eccentric and eclectic. This was unsurprising seeing, as the models who didn’t get hats or headbands instead had their hair styled into large, architectural creations.
A sporty headband proclaiming “D&G Millennials” that broke the romantic streak at the Dolce & Gabbana show certainly stood out.
#4. Belt Headbands
This is the second season where we happen to see belts up on the head. Unlike last year, I think the belt headbands of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends are super cute, and appropriate for any occasion.
At Miu Miu, many of the models wore headbands that very explicitly looked like belts, in different dark colors. The belt clasp was silver and round, and covered in a crystal design.
At the Trussardi runway, on the other hand, there was an ornamental headband with a large metal design in the center that made the whole thing look very belt like, but in a fabulous, chic kind of way.
#5. Blinged-Out Hair Accessories
There were some really gorgeous pieces this season that were oh so delicate, draping the head in jewels. These were quite headbands, just astounding pieces of head jewelry that gave a unique touch of glamour.
At Miu Miu, this crowning piece was almost like a lampshade, with a circular chain around the crown and tinier chains of crystal attached to it all around the head.
At Maison Margiela, a silver piece made of different chains draped over the model’s head, and made its way down past the shoulders, blending intricately with the rest of the outfit and really bridging the gap between fall 2017 hair accessories and jewelry.
These are, by far, the most glamorous of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessories. You can channel your inner princess this autumn with a fantastical tiara. Whether you can justify wearing a tiara in real life or not, it’s certainly an accessory that’s fun to have hiding in the back of the closet.
At Dolce & Gabbana, the tiaras definitely had a self-aware, toy princess element. Some tiaras had a more traditional golden design, but with a few whimsical stars and moons, while others were colorful, with toy jewel elements and unique patterns. I have to give an honorable mention to the one adorable cat tiara.
One tiara that really stood out was at Rodarte. It was made of two bows on top and bottom, with large silver ornaments in between them, studded with stones. It looked antique, and truly extraordinary.
#7. Hair Clips
Hair clips are some of the most utilitarian of the fall 2017 hair accessory trends. They’re not too large or too small, and they do a perfect job of securing hair in place.
Since they are so utilitarian, they also end up looking quite young and girlish, while their size means that there is a lot of room for playfulness. This season we saw hair clips used in all kinds of manners.
The hair clips at No. 21 were youthful, especially because they were paired with natural looking loose waves. Models wore hair clips in a variety of simple shapes, including teardrops and lines that were covered in bling-y crystals.
This is the second season in a row that the models at Ashley Williams wear statement hair clips. Last season the bejeweled hair clips said “BOYS” and “GIRLS”, but this year the statement was somewhat more current: the hair clips proclaimed either “PARADISE” or “PARANOIA”.
Large, brooch-style hair clips were the way this trend was utilized at Rodarte. These large hair clips had an antique air about them, and broke some rules by blending silver and gold metals. They were embedded with jewels and had a few loose, dangly pieces attached to them.
Similar to the way some hairpins were worn this season, we also saw serious hair clip overuse at Annakiki. Plain metallic hair clips were placed all over the models’ heads, on top of hair that had been severely pulled back into a twisted bun. There were even some hair clips sticking out of the buns themselves.
Maison Margiela is a house that can always be relied upon to do something unique. One model at Margiela really caught our attention, with massive metal clips all over her head, almost looking like some sort of hat or construction.
#8. Subtle yet Visible Elastics
Since ponytails were such a huge part of the fall 2017 hairstyle trends this season, the visible elastics securing them became an obvious part of the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends.
Scrunchies and elastics, traditionally, are not exactly part of a professional look, but this season it is changing thanks to all of the designers that brought ponytails back. While a few designers did choose to conceal them by wrapping a strand of hair around the base of the ponytail, it is telling that most did not.
At Carolina Herrera and Thierry Mugler, there were simple, black elastic bands keeping the hair back, in a look that is subtle and extremely achievable. A thick piece of latex had a similar, but slightly edgier effect on the Olivier Theyskens runway.
At Delpozo, three neutral toned elastics were used on each model, but the one that stood out was the largest of the three that connected together two small ponytails and the rest of the hair into one big, interesting ponytail.
#9. Bobby Pins
Whether we are talking about simple bobby pins, or more elegant jeweled pins, there was an abundance of these creative little ornaments in the fall 2017 hair accessories.
Simultaneously simple yet unique was the way models at Cividini wore golden bobby pins. The bobby pins were applied very visibly, thereby breaking all the rules, both along the side of the models’ heads, and all over their folded-over ponytail buns.
At Cristiano Burani, there was a similar idea, but taken to the extreme. Plaits of hair had been covered in black pins, in such a way that flattened them, making them look almost like hair accessories themselves.
Perhaps more elegant and wearable were the hairpins at Ermanno Scervino. Two large, statement hairpins were fastened on one side of the models’ heads, keeping the hair away from their face, and looking stunningly put together.
At Toga, the utilization of the hairpin trend was anything but subtle. Colorful pins were fastened all over the place, in a whimsical effect that we actually saw a lot more of last season.
#10. Floral Hair Accessories
Flower accouterments for the hair were definitely more common in the spring and summer, but we still saw a few touches of floral arrangements make their way into the fall/ winter 2017-2018 hair accessory trends. These flower arrangements were lush, fresh, and feminine, and interjected a lot of color and joy into the season.
At Dolce & Gabbana, of course, the flowers are all about old world beauty. They were attached to various kinds of headbands and tiaras, in large, beautiful clusters.
Flowers were also utilized as hair accessories at Marchesa. Large, lush, and fresh floral arrangements sat just above the forehead, and along the side of the temple. These arrangements also included a lot of green leaves, which helped them look fresh and natural.
Which is your favorite of the fall 2017 hair accessories? Is there anything you are going to incorporate into your day-to-day look? Let us know!
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