The 89th Academy Awards will forever be remembered for that whopper of a snafu at end of the show. However, we’d prefer to concentrate on a jewelry trend that quietly emerged on Oscar night and is rising in the fashion firmament: jeweled headbands and tiaras.
Two Dazzling Headpieces
The most outstanding example was Ruth Negga, who rocked an Irene Neuwirth tiara encrusted with Gemfields rubies from Mozambique. Set upon Negga’s beautiful short hair, the tiara was fresh…yet also medieval looking. The gold and ruby crown was the perfect counterpoint to the star’s custom lace Valentino gown, with its long sleeves and demure high neck.
Appearing in her signature black and white, the always fashion-forward Janelle Monae wore a spectacular Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Her Jennifer Behr headband, which resembled golden laurel leaves, topped off a more-is-more ensemble that included diamond earrings and a statement necklace.
As Seen In
This week, Accessories Magazine continued the jeweled headband and tiara trend by profiling Miu Miu’s newest crystal and pearl headband. “With two rows of Swarovski crystals and faux pearls, the piece lies flat (as opposed to a tiara with height) and what we would call ‘understated glam’ because it’s not a full-blown tiara but it definitely gets the job done,” said the editors of AM.
The Swarovski crystal and pearl headband by Miu Miu retails for $550.
Get the Look for Less
In case you thought headbands were too preppy or old-school to suit your style, think again. If red carpet it-girls like Ruth and Janelle are wearing them, there’s definitely something going on.
While most of us can’t afford Gemfields rubies, we can certainly find crystal and faux gemstone headbands in most department stores…even in the hair care aisles of our local drugstores.
Look for more bejeweled headpieces to appear by summer, as the “Oscar” effect continues to grow…and glow.