If there’s anyone who could take a 90’s hair staple like the headband and turn into something absolutely regal, it’s Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The former Kate Middleton donned a thick cobalt blue headband as she headed to Sunday church service in Sandringham, along with her husband and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
The duchess made her first public appearance of 2019 wearing a blue Catherine Walker coat dress that was matched her bowed headband. (Catherine previously wore the coat dress while last year while pregnant with Prince Louis and visiting Norway on official business.)
The duchess has been fond of using headbands as hair accessories, and if there’s anyone who could help bring them back into fashion, she would be the one.
Last fall, Catherine took the headband to the next level, selecting a plush, velvety hairpiece to wear to a World War I armistice service at Westminster Abbey in London.
The former Kate Middleton paired the black headpiece with a another Catherine Walker coat, this one a turquoise piece that she also wore for St. Patrick’s Day last year.
The chunky, statement headpiece, designed by London milliner Jane Taylor, complemented the duchess’s go-to chignon.
Last July, Catherine also chose an embellished headband as she attended the christening of her third child, Prince Louis.
She also wore a skinny, polka-dotted headband at an event in 2016, and, of course, she perfectly pulled off the preppy look.
She was also spotted in a braided headband when she headed out on a fishing boat during a royal visit to Canada in 2016. Hey, it was probably windy on that boat, and maybe she figured a headband was the perfect way to keep her hair out of her face, while still showing off her signature long waves.
And, of course, she has been rocking the ultimate headband for years now.
Now, that is one accessory best left to the royals. But priceless diamonds aside, maybe the duchess' fondness for headbands will spark a big return of the ‘90s trend!
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This story was originally published on Nov. 13, 2018.