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Hairbands when 48 - yes or no?

(17 Posts)
Rassy Thu 08-Feb-18 16:41:22

Hi - Have chin length bobbed curly hair that on non hair wash days it does not behave! Have bought a plain stretchy hairband and it does make my hair look better- well I think so but both my DDs think it is not age appropriate!
Just wondered what the general Mumsnet view was and if I am committing a terrible fashion crime! confused

CandyYumYum Thu 08-Feb-18 16:58:59

As long as you're not channelling a 1980s Sloane Ranger with some big velvet number I think they're fine. Thin, black, and plain is the way to go.

Young DDs tend to have far too many opinions on what their mothers should wear grin

IWannaSeeHowItEnds Thu 08-Feb-18 17:14:16

Depends if they suit your face. I wouldn't because they make me look like awful, but that was true when I was young too. I wouldn't say age is the barrier to wearing them.
Agree that the kids have too many opinions!

Rassy Thu 08-Feb-18 17:32:45

Thanks - am not channelling the Sloane Ranger look! grin

PookieSnackenberger Thu 08-Feb-18 17:37:07

I would say an emphatic no.

expatinscotland Thu 08-Feb-18 17:44:16

Sounds good to me.

neveradullmoment99 Thu 08-Feb-18 17:49:09

Why ever not? As long as its not an alice band you will be fine. I think a stretchy band can look quite arty and funky at any age smile

MockneyReject Thu 08-Feb-18 18:06:10

Oops, I'm 48 and bought my first ever hairband a few days ago!

Admittedly, I felt a bit self conscious about it, but it helped add volume to my newly-ish short hair.

I looked at lots of photo's on Pinterest, first. I specifically looked for 'hairbands older women'.

Just wear it, OP. What's the worst that can happen?

Huldas Fri 09-Feb-18 09:36:11

All depends on your face shape my love. I look awful in hair bands and always have. If you think you look ok you probably suit it.

Floisme Fri 09-Feb-18 09:37:59

It's fine and stop listening to your kids.

HildaZelda Fri 09-Feb-18 11:07:58

No.

Dregsofcolazero Fri 09-Feb-18 13:44:10

The grandma off the Good Wife.

rightknockered Fri 09-Feb-18 14:16:32

I wouldn't. But maybe it suits you

greendale17 Fri 09-Feb-18 14:18:17

No

goose1964 Fri 09-Feb-18 16:30:52

If you like it wear it,I would but I channel the Sloane ranger looking headbands, just wish I had the 💰

friendlyflicka Fri 09-Feb-18 16:33:55

I know someone of 65 who does the sloane ranger velvet black band and looks fabulous - genuinely stunning, but then she always does

Lotsofsausage Sun 11-Feb-18 22:03:39

no
'quite arty and funky' there's your answer...

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