Wide Black Headbands Are Giving Us Y2K Nostalgia Overload

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We’ve watched several Y2K trends make an epic comeback in recent years, and wide black headbands are the next ones in line. The thick retro headbands are showing up everywhere these days, but should you give this rising hair trend your seal of approval?

Headbands have been ruling the fashion world for quite some time, but the latest incarnations of this trend might be the easiest to pull off. The humble black headbands are having a moment this fall, and everyone from your next-door neighbor to Hollywood A-listers seems to be wearing them these days.

We’ve seen several celebrities embrace this rising trend, including Milly Bobby Brown, Bella Hadid, and Nicola Peltz. Some even went so far as to put a retro twist on their hairstyles by wearing a wide headband on the red carpet, including Sydney Sweeney and Mia Goth during Miu Miu’s recent runway show in Paris and Shay Mitchell at the Barbie premiere this summer.

If you want to infuse a touch of retro charm into your modern looks, wide headbands will get you there and styling options are pretty much endless. They’ll do wonders for your edgy streetwear looks, but our favorite celebrities have shown us they fit right in with chic and sophisticated outfits.