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The Easter holiday is only a few weeks away, meaning we need to get our Easter outfits and accessories ready! Whether you’re having a big family meal, heading to Easter Church services or just having a relaxed weekend, Easter is a great holiday for jewellery, especially headpieces. Hair accessories are largely overlooked by the general public, although they are favoured by high-end fashion designers and are regularly seen strutting down the runway. Let’s take a look at the Easter bonnet and how you can modernise it with chic headpieces.
The Easter bonnet has been around for decades and is traditionally worn to celebrate the day and to attend Church. Most bonnets are straw hats, decorated and embellished with flowers, chicks, eggs and any other symbols representing Easter. The Easter bonnet represents the tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual redemption. Today, Easter bonnets are less worn than decades ago, although they are regularly made in schools and featured in the Easter parade and bonnet festival held in Manhattan, New York every year on Easter Sunday. The event has been running for 130 years and people from around the world head to New York to celebrate, by creating bonnets and other Easter themed costumes.
Janelle Monae, Georgia Toffolo & Zendaya
Jazz up the traditional Easter bonnet and make it modern with headpieces and hair accessories. Hair accessories are being seen in fashion more and more in recent years. Flower crowns are mainly seen at festivals but now, they are presented and given an injection of luxury by big fashion brands, with shows like Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte and Bora Aksu presenting floral headpieces and bonnet-style accessories on their models. This year, we have seen a rise in oversized hair clips as an accessory, with the notorious pearl hair clip taking over Fashion Weeks and any fashionable event.
If you’re new to hair accessories, Spring and Summer is the perfect time to introduce these to your style and jewellery repertoire. Summer is full of fashionable events like the Royal Ascot and Wimbledon where headpieces and fascinators are compulsory. Keep it traditional with floral headpieces for a feminine, colourful and summertime feel, or go all out with embellished and over-the-top tiaras. If you’re still at a loss, take inspiration from popular celebrities:
Ruth Negga, Vanessa Hudgens & Lupita Nyong'o
Here are our top picks for headpieces, perfect for Easter and the warmer months of the year.