Retail Roundup: Wide Headbands

Wide Headband with Covered Elastic - 1

Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Wide Headband

Echo headband, in nylon mesh with colorful embroidery.

Anthropologie Strata headband, 4.5" wide in a brightly-striped open knit, made from cotton and polyester.

Anthropologie Gardening headband, 3" wide in floral silk.

Ann Taylor headband, about 3-4" wide in white cotton with brown floral embroidery. And a similar Ann Taylor headband in black with white pindots.

Retail Roundup: Head Scarves

Head Scarf with Covered Elastic - 1

Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Head Scarf

Juicy Couture cherry print head wrap, 13" wide by 15.5" long; gathered at the ends and attached to 1.5" wide by 6.5" long elastic; in printed voile.

J. Crew No-Hassle head scarf, 9.5" wide by 16" long; pleated at the ends and attached to 1.25" wide by 6" long covered elastic; in lightweight printed cotton.

Plus, several from Anthropologie: Blocks & Blooms headband, Cafe Au Lait headband, and Links headwrap, all in either silk or cotton, ranging from 6-7.5" wide and attached to covered elastic.

And finally, Intuition’s multi-print elastic back headband (no details given but you can see some photos).

Retail Roundup: Summer Scarves

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Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Wide Fringed Scarf

Urban Outfitters striated crinkled linen scarf , 70" by 25" in linen gauze with fringe.
Faliero Sarti Ombre Scarf, in crinkled lightweight cotton with short fringe.
Extra-wide linen-viscose scarves from SCOOP (76" by 38") and Intuition (74" by 39"), both with fringe and in several solid colors.
Plus, Coquette explores Jessica Alba’s summer scarf collection.

Retail Roundup: Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband

Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband - Front

Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Gathered Skirt with Knit Waistband

J. Crew airy cotton skirt, knee-length extra-fine cotton lawn with a 4.75" thick knit waistband, in several solid colors.
Anthropologie Reversible Busy Bee skirt, knee-length silk skirt with a thick knit waistband, in a navy and yellow print which reverses to solid navy.
Anthropologie Blackleaf skirt, calf-length cotton batiste with a thick knit waistband, in white with black appliques on the skirt body.
And, featured at Shopaholics Anonymous, an American Eagle Outfitters skirt in white with a drawstring at the top of the knit waistband.

Retail Roundup: Sarongs

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Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Sarong and the DIY No-Sew Sarong

Lotta Stensson sarong, 67" by 38" printed silk chiffon in plum with a border print.
Calypso Mirabel sarong, 76" by 37.5" sand-colored linen blend with tassels.
Scoop Ikat sarong in a blue or orange cotton blend with a border print and tassels.
Calypso Kailash sarong in turquoise or peach printed silk with fringe.
Calypso Island Batik sarong in turquoise silk.

Retail Roundup: Smocked Tube Tops

Smocked Tube Top - Front

Links to Retail Examples of the DIY Smocked Tube Top

Lux Kyoto tube top, 21.5" long in printed jersey.
BCBG knit tube top, 19.5" long, also in printed jersey.
Juicy Couture smocked gauze babydoll top, 21" long in printed gauze with spaghetti straps and a bottom ruffle.
Hard Tail ruched peasant top, 26.5" long in voile with thick straps.