Sydney Sweeney Is Reviving the Early 2000s Knit Headband Trend

Miu Miu, meet millennial ease.

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There are many ways to enjoy a headband. You can go the crown route a la Blair Waldorf, using your accessory to subtly yet pointedly let everyone know that you’re in charge. At the gym, a headband is a utilitarian dream, putting in the work to protect you from dreaded bang sweat. And these days, you’d be hard pressed to find a “get ready with me” video without the terry variety framing the beauty creator’s face.

For Sydney Sweeney, an thick, knit, early ‘00s version of the accessory was appropriate for a fancy dinner. Black, stretchy, and more than a few inches wide, Sweeney utilized the casual headband to accessorize her look at a Tuesday, October 3 dinner party presented by Miu Miu for Paris Fashion Week.

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The headband separated the White Lotus star’s Patrick Ta makeup look (also early ‘00s reminiscent!) from her Rita Lowery hair extensions. Keeping with the early aughts theme, her hair was dyed platinum—a subtle departure from her regular honey hue.

“Tonight for Paris,” hair stylist Glen Oropeza, aka Glen Coco, captioned a collection of photos showcasing the Euphoria actress. While he gave credits for all aspects of her glam, the headband’s origin—and reasoning—remain a mystery.

What we do know? The beauty look was paired with a sequined black mini dress featuring bold buttons and a prominent, cream-colored collar. In a snap by the hair stylist, Sweeney’s white patent platform heels were also visible, proving she was perfectly accessorized from head to toe.

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.