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A Brief Survey of Headbands in Pop Culture

Headbands are one of those fashion accessories that, while they never seem to completely go out of style, have unexplained resurgences every few years. If the recent smattering on the red carpet at the Golden Globes is any indication, then we’re currently in the midst of one of those popularity surges. This is great news for Hillary Clinton, a longtime headband supporter, who was sporting a festive thin black headband at last night’s State of the Union address. She’s finally on-trend! Inspired by their recent takeover, we decided round up a collection of famous headband wearers throughout the years. Let us know who we missed in the comments!

Sylvia Plath

Alice from Alice in Wonderland

Grace Kelly

Catherine Deneuve

Camille Javal in Contempt

Daphene Blake from Scooby-Doo

Allison Reynolds from The Breakfast Club

Susan Thomas from Desperately Seeking Susan

Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show

Mary Anne Spier from The Baby-Sitters Club

Clarissa Darling from Clarissa Explains It All

Hillary Clinton

Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell

Donna Martin from Beverly Hills, 90210

Cher and Dionne from Clueless

Charlotte York from Sex and the City


Bella Swan from Twilight

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

Gwen Stefani

Betty Draper from Mad Men

Snooki from Jersey Shore

Helen from Bridesmaids

BeyoncĂ© in the music video for “Countdown”

Hillary Clinton