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Headbands. Those horseshoe-shaped rigid ones. MN jury verdict?

(24 Posts)
solidgoldbrass Tue 19-Aug-08 17:51:51

It's not like I give a fuck or would change my mind about the purchase and wearing of same, but I am just a bit curious...

belgo Tue 19-Aug-08 17:53:47

you mean alice bands? Fine if you are under the age of 10.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Tue 19-Aug-08 17:55:19

my sis is quite stylish but unique and she wears them all the time. the wider ones are in fashion atm afaik.

Enraha Tue 19-Aug-08 17:58:02

Hmmm. Not keen.

I prefer the wider floppy bandana-ish ones.
I quite like the big hair bobble ones.
The stiff ones, especially wide ones, give me a tension headache (physically on me and when I see them wink)

cyteen Tue 19-Aug-08 17:58:46


forevercleaning Tue 19-Aug-08 17:59:06

with belgo on this one - youngsters only

Overmydeadbody Tue 19-Aug-08 18:03:47

They're cute if you're under 12.

I've seen some adults get away with them, but they where always those supermodel types with long straight hair and beautiful stunning faces.

Swedes Tue 19-Aug-08 18:05:53

Is it 1983?

belgo Tue 19-Aug-08 18:06:00

grin 'those supermodel types with long straight hair and beautiful stunning faces' can generally get away with anything

PortAndLemon Tue 19-Aug-08 18:09:56

My mother wears them. Hence if I wore them I would look like my mother. So I don't grin.

Have no opinion on them on other people, though...

joliejolie Tue 19-Aug-08 18:12:11

I wear an Alice Band sometimes. It is silver from Miu Miu and it looks good in my long brown hair...and matches my silver ballet pumps (and my Birkenstocks blush)!!

I generally don't give a t*ss what people think about me or what I wear though, so that might be why I feel like I can get away with it.

Overmydeadbody Tue 19-Aug-08 19:25:40

yes, damn them belgo envy

Goober Tue 19-Aug-08 19:26:51

Ok if you are still into High School Musical.

shhhh Tue 19-Aug-08 20:00:17

davina mccall worn one the other week...I said to dh: "she looks 10"

IMO awful...unless you are a child.

solidgoldbrass Tue 19-Aug-08 22:31:37

<cackles> Ah well, I shall go and buy some more, and probably some more CROCS as well. I am old enough now to put comfort and practicality first (am growing my hair from v short and it is at the maddening stage where only a headband seems to work).

hana Tue 19-Aug-08 22:33:56

I wear only when running . usually my daughter's and I do look silly

lilyloo Tue 19-Aug-08 22:36:59

I sometimes wear the ones with lots of big teeth in.
My dd 3 has loads of the alice bands and i wouldn't personally wear them.
Have seen lot's of teenagers in the big hair bobble ones and they look quite nice!
The big wide elastic ones are good for when you in a rush and haven't washed your hair though!

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Tue 19-Aug-08 23:33:17

I like the wide bandanna-y ones, too. No strong opinions on the rest, except that padded black velvet ones that make you look like an illustration from the Sloane Ranger Handbook should be avoided.

EachPeachPearMum Wed 20-Aug-08 12:49:20

They look gorgeous.... on my 2.6 year old DD.

bethoo Wed 20-Aug-08 12:52:01

even as a child they wre bloody painful to wear! the teeth used to dig in and the edges would press into the bit behind my ear! ouch

paddingtonbear1 Wed 20-Aug-08 13:18:08

I wear one at the moment, to keep my hair out of the way (it's not long enough to tie back). I don't think it looks too bad, it's just plain black, has no 'teeth' and is v comfy.

ThatBigGermanPrison Wed 20-Aug-08 13:24:16


If you run a Pony Club.

Jux Wed 20-Aug-08 13:43:56

I love them on little girls. I was at uni with a mature student (in her 40s?) who wore one all the time. She looked like an idiot. Sorry.

onceinalifetime Wed 20-Aug-08 13:47:09

Sorry but only the very thin metal ones, the wide bandana or the black ones like an elastic band. Wide plastic just for kids.

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