9 yellow hairbands you can buy now after Amanda Gorman’s broke the Internet

The yellow Alameda Turquesa headband sold out in 24 hours.
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Amanda Gorman has the ability to inspire fashion trends across the world – particularly when it comes to hairbands.

The poet wore a red Prada hairband during President Joe Biden’s inauguration earlier this year, sparking a social media frenzy and now she’s done it again after wearing an incredibly beautiful yellow braided headband as she celebrated the launch of her new book The Hill We Climb.

Amanda, who signed with IMG Models following the inauguration, wore the hair accessory during an appearance on Good Morning America and 24 hours later, it sold out in every size.

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The style icon shared a photo on Instagram of her wearing the headband in question with a matching long-sleeved yellow dress and of course, her new book (which is also yellow).

The hairband was inspired by and created for her by Portugese fashion brand Alameda Turquesa. Retailing for €210 (£179), the accessory is hand braided, hand embroidered and features crystals, stones and semi precious stones.

Amanda’s love of headbands might seem like a simple style choice, but after her Prada headband went viral, she explained it was intentional when she shared an article about the history of headbands to her Instagram Story after the inauguration.

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Alameda Turquesa

Alongside an article by The New York Times, she wrote, ‘At the inauguration, I truly wanted to continue the history of strong women in headbands

‘It was my mom who suggested I wear it horizontal with my thick braids.

‘I highly suggest a headband crown for anyone wanting to stand taller, straighter, and prouder.’

For those disappointed that Amanda’s embellished headband is no longer available, we’ve found 9 plaited, braided, velvet and embellished yellow headbands to help you get the look at a fraction of the price.

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Yellow Gold Velvet Headband, £43.50, GeorgieColeUK at Etsy – buy now

Image 1 of RIGID KNOT HEADBAND from Zara

Rigid Knot Headband, £9.99, Zara – buy now

Velvet Headband - Yellow rokit

Velvet Headband, £3, Rokit Vintage – buy now

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Women Wide Velvet Plait Headband, £13.68, LittleGirlCreation at Etsybuy now

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Velvet Hairband, £9.95, VivaLaDuchesse at Etsy – buy now

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Handmade Knot Top Hairband, now £12.60, NorthstarNeedlework at Etsy – buy now

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Women’s Wide Velvet Plait Headband, £16.87, LittleGirlCreation at Etsybuy now



Tie-Dye Wave Headband anthropologie yellow

Tie-Dye Wave Headband, £28, Anthropologie – buy now

SHRIMPS Antonia faux pearl headband

Antonia Faux Pearl Headband, now £75, Shrimps at The Outnet – buy now

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