An illustration of the influence of ballet on fashion
By: EmilyBee
The allure of the ballet bun

"Although the bun hairstyle is synonymous with ballet, it owes its origins to the women of Ancient Greece, who created a hairstyle now known as the Greek knot. A simple, low-lying bun knotted at the back of the neck, it was typically adorned with jewellery as a status symbol for wealthy Greek women."

"The bun’s crowning moment came in the Victorian period. The 19th century saw many variations of the bun. “Apollo’s knot” was popular during the 1820s and 1830s, and consisted of a middle-parted, high-sitting bun, complimented with corkscrew curls around the face and ears.

 

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EmilyBee Lauren Conrad was of the initial pioneers of the ballet bun in popular culture
EmilyBee Princes Leia's iconic buns "Another popular variation of the bun called “La Chinoise” resembled Princess Leia’s famous hairstyle in Star Wars."
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