Sweden’s Princess Sofia got thick, blunt-cut bangs: love them or hate them?

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with Speaker Andreas Norén

Last March, Sweden’s Princess Sofia gave birth to her third son in five years’ time. She is tired!! Prince Carl-Philip likes to keep her knocked up. After the birth of Prince Julian, Sofia tried something new with her hair: she got some feathery “mom bangs” which looked very ‘70s to me. She has the face to pull them off, and I’m saying as someone who dislikes (even “hates”) most bangs. But some women can pull off some fringe-variations, and Sofia was one of those chosen few. Unfortunately, those retro mom bangs gave her a terrible idea: “maybe I should try thick blunt-cut bangs?” NOOOOooooooOOOooOOoo.

Sofia and Carl-Philip stepped out on Monday for a concert called Celebrate Democracy – 100 Years. It was the centenary of Sweden electing women to their Parliament. This was the big debut for the bangs trauma. I’m stuck on the why and how of it though – when did these happen? And why did they happen? I’m all for marking a new year with a “fresh start” hairstyle, but this is not the way, peeps. Was her New Year’s resolution “try out terrible, flat-ironed-looking blunt bangs and spend the next six months growing them out”?

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with Speaker Andreas Norén

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with Speaker Andreas Norén

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip with Speaker Andreas Norén

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. NotSoSocialB says:

    Oh, good lord, no.

  2. lanne says:

    She looks like she’s on her way to a PTA meeting, and she’s going to be the annoying mom who wants to take Harry Potter off the school bookshelves because she saw the word “witch” on a page which means it’s Satanic.

    • Soapboxpudding says:

      You nailed it! I’m in the minority of often liking bangs but these are too long and ghastly.

  3. Silver Charm says:

    She kinda looks like Amanda Peete here. She’s gorgeous as usual, the dress is terrible and ages her.

  4. JJ2022 says:

    They needed to be blended a little more at the ends. Didn’t she have a version of curtain bangs before this? She should have refreshed that. These are not cute. Unfortunate but she’s a Royal now she can get a new hairdresser and get it fixed asap.

  5. Ariel says:

    I don’t think it looks terrible, she’s a a lovely looking woman.
    But i feel like her hair is going to get in her eyes, or at least tangled in her eyelashes if she wears mascara.
    I feel like i would constantly be annoyed by them so close to my eyes.
    And yes – the grow out period- brutal. Headbands for 4-6 months.

    • Ana says:

      She might be just trying to keep her eyes open after an endless night with the baby… Eyelashes stuck in the fringe! Looks like I’m awake!

  6. girl_ninja says:

    She looks cute, it’s not my favorite look but it’s fine on her. They always look so fresh, clean and happy. Such a great looking couple.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I think she looks nice.

  8. fifee says:

    Too long and not thick enough.

  9. Cherriepie84 says:

    The man knows how to wear the heck out of a suit! I like her dress as well. As another poster said, they look fresh and cute together.

  10. s808 says:

    too thick, ugh.

  11. Plums says:

    She’s a pretty woman, so unfortunate bangs aren’t gonna make her look ugly or anything, but honestly all I can see when I look at these pictures is how much better she would look without them.

  12. JennyJenny says:

    Well, I use my bangs as a cover for the lines in my forehead. LOL
    Cheaper than Botox!

    • H says:

      @JennyJenny So do I.

      I just got light bangs cut because I hadn’t been able to get Botox during the pandemic. But Sophia definitely wears them better than me. I know I’ll be in the minority but I like them. Although, maybe I’d trim them to the eyebrows.

      P.S. The way she looks at him… Now that’s a marriage that isn’t on the rocks like the Cambridge’s.

    • Delphine says:

      Same! It works really well until the wind blows. 😅

  13. Lizzie says:

    I am always struck by what a beauty she is. No posing, no jazz hands, no gaping, no sausage curls. Very refreshing.

  14. Cee says:

    It shortens her face.

  15. Nikki* says:

    Not a fan of these bangs, and think they don’t flatter most females over the age of seven.

  16. Pocket Litter says:

    I kind of like them. However, they need to be longer and tapered at the sides so they have some style. Not much you can do with them as they are, which is the front end of a bowl cut. See also Ruby Rose. They remind me of the 60s, which is ok because they go with her dress style. She certainly has eyes for Carl-Philip, and I can’t fault her for that.

  17. CQ says:

    The look says I’m having a bad eyebrow moment.

  18. rawiya says:

    Madeleine finally comes to Sweden and Sofia does this. Haa!!!

  19. canichangemyname says:

    I love what she’s wearing, but these bangs make me feel twitchy with irritation – and I don’t normally even mind bangs.

  20. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I don’t like the bangs very much as they are, but if they were trimmed slightly/edited, I think she would look very nice. At least she doesn’t have the sausage-curl blow-out hair extensions that every real housewife and wanna-be actress in Hollywood wears.

  21. Emma says:

    Okay not even Angelina Jolie or Marilyn Monroe could pull those “bangs” off. Whyyyyy.

  22. Ana says:

    The dress and shoes are looking pretty cool in the light of those bangs …

  23. bears says:

    Whoever cut those bangs for her should never be allowed to touch scissors again. It almost looks as if she was having a sad-girl flashback moment and cut them herself.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      No, those aren’t do-it-yourself bangs. Those are professional bangs and they are much too heavy and they lay into her eye line, which must make her nuts!! Maybe she had them cut a few weeks ago and is trying to grow them out, which will be painful. Otherwise, she is beautiful!! They make such a lovely couple too!!

  24. Silent Star says:

    I usually like bangs, and I think these would be nicer a bit shorter. She almost has Jennifer Garner look going on. Good for her for mixing it up, in any case.

  25. Ann says:

    I don’t mind them. I cut bangs to hide my forehead wrinkles so I am not against bangs, but at that length they do get in your eyes and you have to trim them constantly. On the other hand, when they’re shorter they just look odd. So I have the tapered kind that you can push to the side, which I think would look better on her.

    She is so, so pretty though.

  26. CuriousCole says:

    I love this color on her! And CP looks sharp! Sofia can absolutely pull off bangs (and has me contemplating them now!) but why are they so long? It would drive me insane to have them constantly poking into my eyes in this style.

  27. Paleokifaru says:

    She has given birth 3 times in 5 yrs. That means dramatic hair loss 3 times in 5 yrs. The bangs may be hiding some oddities.

  28. Jewel says:

    Neither love them nor hate them. She still looks pretty and polished so its a go for me.

  29. Cerys says:

    I’m not a big fan of her hairstyle or the dress. The dress and shoes combo are quite frumpy. I usually like her style but not this time.
    It’s worth noting that Sofia is a mum to 3 small children and carries out a reasonable programme of royal duties. This is an accomplishment that is seemingly beyond another keen royal mum …….