Whether you’ve topped yourself off in headgear, headwear, a headdress or a headband, wearing some form of an ornamental garment on your head can add fashion flair and stylish sass to any outfit.
Headgear and headwear is the name given to any element of clothing which is worn on the head. Headgears serve a variety of purposes, and of course decoration or fashion is one of them. For the purpose of this particular blog post, I am focusing strictly on elegant headgear made of chains and stones, used to add class and sexiness to your attire.
Hold your head high in elegant, charming, gorgeous headgear.
Women’s headgear has, over the years, attained a fantastic number of shapes ranging from immense confections to no more than a few bits of cloth and decorations piled on top of the head. The loose flowing, feminine chains used to add posh and pizzazz to your head and hair create a beautiful, sultry, chic look.
- Keep hair contained or tidy
- Decoration or fashion
- Religious purposes
- Medical purposes
- Modesty; social conventions
- Distinction; a badge of office
Popular Headgear Types:
- Chains and stones
- Hair covers
Ah, so many purposes, so many types.
Slink a chain around your head and wear headgear right!
Chain headbands are a clothing accessory worn in the hair or around the forehead, usually to hold hair away from the face and eyes. These headbands are pure glam!
Headband Fun Fact: In the United Kingdom, horseshoe-shaped headbands are sometimes called “Alice bands” after the headbands that Alice is often depicted wearing in Through the Looking Glass and Alice in Wonderland.
The beginning of headbands started no later than the ancient Greeks, around 475 BC to 330 BC, who wore hair wreaths. The Greeks and Romans wore these pieces for very special occasions or an important event. Cultures such as the Etruscans and Romans started to decorate their hair wreaths with jewels made of gold and silver.
Pretty headgear makes for a picture perfect head and hair!
Hairband Fun Fact: In Japanese culture, hachimaki headbands may symbolize determination or devotion. Traditionally in Korea, warriors and members of military organizations wore specialized headbands that kept hair firmly in place. These headbands kept hair away from the eyes and served to symbolize strength of loyalty and submission to the state.
High elegance, high fashion chain headgear!
As you view these pictures, don’t chain/jeweled headbands add sensuality and beauty to the wearer? Feminine and fancy!
In addition to the attractive chain headbands, there are many materials used for headbands such as wooden, leathered, plastic, metal, fabric, hemp, teeth, human and animal hair, bone and novelty. However, in my opinion, the dainty, jeweled chain headgear tops the list and tops the head the absolute best!
Whatever your preference, whether the headband is thick or thin, jeweled or stoned, beaded or chained, when your hair is decorated in these lovely bands you, as a fashion plate, will reign.
Chain Headgear Fashion Tip: For a sleek look that is sensual and off-the-charts sultry, dress in a pencil skirt, a silk or ruffled blouse, stiletto heels or a high pump, and top your head with a gorgeous, chain and jeweled headband. Stunning from head to toe!
Haute couture chain headband heaven.
“I dare say, I feel that I’m having a bad hair day.”
“Then why don’t you style your hair a different way?”
“I’ve combed it every which way and today it looks flat.”
“My oh my, you must do something then, we can’t have that!”
“Maybe I’ll throw a baseball cap over my head.”
“Oh no, fashion diva, you’ll look fashion dead!”
“How about a floppy hat that will cover my hair, then I won’t care.”
“Try this fabulous chain headband. Fashion flair for a stunning wear!”
Jeweled, spectacular chain headgear. Never have a bad hair day again!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846