Spring is just around and corner and we predict that headbands will be the go-to accessory for the 2016 racing season. They have been seen atop countless celebrity heads including race day regulars Jennifer Hawkins and Rachael Finch. For casual racegoers headbands are a popular choice to ensure you feel racy without breaking the bank. Millinery in the form of hats, perchers and headpieces will still take centre stage for those entering FOTF but if you’re looking for a stylish alternative, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Why wear a headband to the races this spring?

-They are lightweight which makes them easy to travel with and comfortable to wear

-You can buy them in a variety of colours to match with any outfit

-They are made out of different materials from lace to leather

-Postage costs less because of their size and weight

-They take less time to make than FOTF style headpieces and as a result can cost less

If you are searching for a unique headpiece we have found some options that suit a range of budgets and race ready. Check out these items on Etsy….

ALEA HEADPIECES – NT DARWIN

Handmade lace, leather and velvet headpieces made in Australia’s tropical north. Shipping worldwide.

DOILY DELIGHTZ – WOOLLONGONG NSW

Unique headpieces

NATALIE BIKICKI – SYDNEY NSW

Beautiful and unique pieces of wearable art

RACHYRED CONCEPTS – MELBOURNE VIC

Effortlessly chic & on trend designs infused with individuality and playfulness

SOVATA – CANBERRA ACT

Dedicated to bring zero waste pattern making, comfort and unique style to any occasion


Feature images: Natalie Bikicki and Rachy Red Concepts