Turbans were popular forms of head decoration during Austen's era, adding both drama and height to the wearer. The Bingley sisters epitomized London style and elegance in 1995's Pride and Prejudice
Fashion magazines of the time displayed an amazing variety of style and form, all under the heading "turban".Period portraits also offer and excellent source of study, showing that some turbans were "traditional" wound affairs, while others were premade, hat-like types. Thanks to the internet, you can find instructions for anything, including how to wind or make your own Regency style turban. Download and print this simple Turban pattern (PDF) or visit the following sites for even more creative ideas.