MAKE no mistake: the headscarf is having a moment this season, so we’ve scoured the net to bring you the best headscarves for women for nailing this trend.
When it comes to glamorous head-wear, there’s no denying the retro romance of a silky headscarf – think Audrey Hepburn and her trademark babushka, or any given film scene where the heroine takes to the road in a convertible, styled with sunglasses and headscarf.
The latter is such an iconic image in fact, that this generation’s TikTokers have been flocking to create their very own ‘headscarf on, sunroof down’ moment, thanks to the Please Don’t Go challenge. And yes, we can confirm that even canines look très chic wearing this trend.
It’s a timeless aesthetic that was also seen on the autumn/winter 2021 runways at both Dior and Versace, while music stars from Dua Lipa to ASAP Rocky have been spotted rocking theirs. So how to wear the headscarf? Women have been wearing them for centuries in a variety of ways: try yours tied at the nape of the neck, bandana style à la Y2K, or rolled into a chic headband to keep your hair out of your face in the summer.
This season there’s an abundance of prints, colours and fabrics to try out: from Pucci-eque floral prints and classic silky scarves to on-trend chequerboard, kashmir prints and paisley.
Take a look below at our pick of the best headscarves for women available to shop now.
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1. Best multipack: LilMents 12 Pcs Head Scarf Bandanas for Women
- (AD) LilMents 12 Pcs 50x50cm Head Scarf Bandanas for Women, £12.99 from Amazon – buy here
Why have one headscarf when you can have 12?
You certainly won’t be running out of hair accessories any time soon with this multi-pack of headscarves. Crafted from a satin silk, these square designs come in a choice of prints and patterns.
At 50 x 50cm, the smaller size is ideal for rolling and tying around your head as a hairband. That’s a different hair accesory for over two weeks; not bad!
2. Best designer lookalike: QBSM’s Large Satin Silk Neck Head Scarf
- (AD) QBSM Large Satin Silk Formal Square Neck Scarf Hair Scarf 60x60cm, £5.69 from Amazon – buy here
We love the teal and orange colourway of this headscarf by QBSM, which has a retro style motif that could almost pass for Versace.
At 60x60cm, it’s another stylish option for use as a headband, scarf, bag accessory or headscarf—such is the versatility of a silky scarf! Shoppers are impressed with the quality and design too, with one writing: “The print is good, size accurate and the fabric excellent—so very pleased.”
3. Best 90s vibe: Urban Outfitters’ Bandana Headscarf
- UO Bandana Headscarf, £8 from Urban Outfitters – buy here
B*Witched, eat your heart out. The 90s bandana is having a revival, and Urban Outfitters are straight on the trend with this bandana print headscarf.
Available in green as well as brown, maroon and pink, it’s made from 100% cotton, making it an ideal summer choice. Wear this on sunny park days and never worry about a bad hair day again.
4. Best deigner splurge: Gucci‘s GG Bees Silk Scarf
- Gucci GG bees silk scarf, £335 from Farfetch – buy here
Got cash to splash? A designer headscarf is a timeless investment that you’ll always be able to enjoy—and Gucci’s bee print is a classic archival design from the 70s that shows no signs of going anywhere.
Presented on pink and blue 100% silk, this beauty is a real keeper. The 90cm x 90cm sizing makes it perfect for full head coverage, too—and of course there’s always the option to wear it as a neck scarf.
It’s also an eco-friendly choice, as the manufacturing process has restricted the use of chemicals and water consumption, and eliminated pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Win-win!
5. Best moody floral design: AllSaints’ Hope Floral Print Silk Bandana
- AllSaints Hope Floral Print Silk Bandana, £35 from John Lewis – buy here
All Saints always has a knack for understated glamour—so of course their iteration of a floral headscarf is a wonderfully dramatic affair, with muted blooms and a dark background with an almost grungey effect.
Crafted from pure silk, it’s the perfect choice if you want something bold without being overly-bright.
Enjoyed our guide for the best hairscarves for women, and looking to dip your toes into another big trend of the season? Why not check out the best prairie dresses for women?
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