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Would You Wear a Hippie Headband Like Nicole?

09/17/2008 at 11:00 AM ET

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This fall, we’re all about headbands.  Not only do they bring preppy glamour to the ladies of Gossip Girl, they also rescue us from our own bad hair days.  But we just aren’t as sure about the latest incarnation of this hair accessory–the hippie headband.  Nicole Richie wore a bejeweled version by Jennifer Behr recently, opting for a sparkling take on the retro head gear that looks more glam than Woodstock.  We think she pulls it off to a dazzling degree, but we can accept that it’s probably not for everyone. We want to know:  Would you wear a hippie headband?

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diane on

no way. i just never really thought this was a flattering look. make it go away!

"D" on

Maybe I personally wouldn’t try it, unless I had the perfect outfit to pull it off, but I think Nicole looks adorable with it! And that sparkly one makes her eyes stand out!

milly on

Although Nicole looks cute, it’s not for me..i wouldn’t wear it unless it’s halloween and i have a costume

Elaine on

no, she looks dumb

A on

Nope, nope and nope. I am with Diane…”make it go away.”

Gen on

WOW, what are they going to come up with next. Makes her look like she has a big head. Looks cheap.

Emily on

It makes her hair look limp and scraggley, which totally brings to mind a trailor park. (Her wife-beater and peeking-out bra probably aren’t doing her any favors, either.) So no. I would not wear a hippie head-band.

Kat on

i wouldn’t, it doesn’t look good on her at all either. But some people can pull it off.

Brooke on

i think it looks ridiculous. honestly i have seen people wear them and i think its totally stupid. i wouldnt be seen in one

Dorothy on

Its not a good look in general and its old-you just can’t make it look modern in any way. I am joining Diane’s team “Make it go away”!!!!

april on

i don’t like it. it doesn’t look good on anyone. all it is, is a silly rubber band on ur forhead.

Pamela on

It looks completely ridiculous…there is no way this look could flatter anyone. It’s called a headband for a reason…you wear it on your head, not your forehead. And her hair looks limp and damaged, and the headband brings attention to that.

Amber on

Nicole looks great and she may be onto something. I hear that the Life on Mars series, set in the 70’s, has some great fashion flashbacks.

Colleen Patten on

What?? Are you crazy?? They were ugly the first time around when they were making a statement. They are even worse now!

K on

YES! I have always loved this look. Nicole dares to be herself, and is a trend starter. Really Cool!

Yumiko on

I agree with K…love it and think she looks great. Dare to be different.

Sara on

I wouldn’t wear that. Wonder Woman is great, but she’s isn’t my style icon!

tina on

its a cute celebrity style but i would never try it :P

natalie on

HECK YES I WOULD!

carrie on

i ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! i think it’s totally different and glamorous with a hippie vibe! she looks amazing with it! it’s a great trend and needs a great attitude to go with it

Brenda on

She is young and cute so she can get away with it but that really was a trend many years ago, not so much anymore.
This type of headgear is great for the gym, running or biking more than anything and I think it looks childlike with all the glitter.

Alice on

Nicole Richie looks great. she’s such a trend setter and ready to try something different. has nobody heard that spontaneity is in right now? i think everyones a little bit scared of a change, but i’ll definitely be following this example by Nicole!

Mandy on

I think it looks great :) I may wear a headband this way!

Brittany J. on

Nicole remains one my fashion inspirtaions, even with this look! It’s quirky and kind of gypsy-esque…I think it’s hot.

Lo' on

It didn’t work in the 70s and it doesn’t work now.

B on

She looks like either A) a little kid playing dress up (I’m a pretty pretty princess) or B) Like she’s going to jazzercise with Richard Simmons.

It would be pure entertainment if these came back in full swing. Bring it on.

carrie on

I absolutely would wear it if I was a few years younger. I love fashion risks. This one works.

Dragon on

How about !!!ICK!!! She looks ridiculous! Maybe she should have tried the thin braided leather headband if she wants to make a late 60’s early 70’s statement.

Susan L on

The hippie band don’t look bad on Nicole. I wouldn’t want a fad going on that everywhere you look you see them, like back in the day. I don’t think I would wear one now at 52. Though hey, it might look sharp on me. lol

brooke(: on

for me, it depends on the outfit and the person..
every one at my school(including myself-sometimes)is into the whole “hippie-peace”
thing.
and i think it looks cute on her.
i do agree with Emily that the look kinda brings a trailer-park feel.. but i do like it(:

Amy on

It drives me crazy these people have money coming out their nose and this is the best they can dress.. What has happen to Hollywood when they use to dress classy not trashy.

alex on

I think so looks cute and I love the headband look, but yeah you have to be able to pull it off !

Heidi on

I would but not that kinda blink.

Rosie on

No, I would never wear a hippie headband. They simply look unflattering and messy. I prefer to look put together with classic headbands.

RUBY on

IT LOOKS AMAZING!
of course i would try it!

AMY on

wore underneath your hear yet still around the middle of your forehead they look good i must say
i wouldnt personally wear it like how nicole had
but hey each to their own
who are we to judge?

Lisa on

OF COURSE!!!

a girl on

everyone giving negative feedback is just jealous….she looks faboulous!! i love it….. and i think they are G.R.E.A.T!!!! U ROCK nicole ;)

Kennedy on

Yes i love it.everyone didnt ike it then i started wearing it and know everyone digs it. im a huge fan

shantal on

yes!they r sooo!cute but the thick ones are kind of ugly i think

daisy on

they are so fab! i totaly heart them but i agree with shantal that one is to thick and sparkly!but i think theyre hot!

Emmy. on

i think its really cute. i am definitly going to get one.

miki on

oh god no!
it looks like lamp-shade decor…
-.-

brookelin on

HAPPY VALETINES DAY!!!

Alex on

Yeah I love this trends I have like 5 hippy headbands I love it I’m wearing 1 to my year 10 social this year!

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ulrika on

I LOVE her new style…and I am never one to even notice the new fads in Fashion, but I think her new style is kicking, I think I will personaly follow in her footsteps, this is soo cool! And her gold hair piece is even better. She’s got class

Haley on

I would love to wear that. She looks fantastic.

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kaleigh on

I would, I really like the look.

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rosie on

she rocks it well and i love it!

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