This humble hair accessory is taking Hollywood by storm

Love it or loathe it?

Velvet has emerged as a major 2017 fashion trend, appearing on everything from Dior’s magical dresses to new Triangl bikinis.

But you don’t have to spend a fortune to try the trend, as evidenced by the hair accessory dominating both the runway and front row at Fashion Week.

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Black velvet ribbons have been seen everywhere from Tory Burch’s oversized versions for NYFW to Emily Ratajkowski, who secured a loose side plait with black velvet for the Valentino A/W ’17-18 show.

Although hair ribbons can scream schoolgirl, in plush velvet they seem instantly more sophisticated.

Mandy Moore has also tried the trend, attending a film screening with a voluminous updo set off by a crimson velvet ribbon at the back.

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