Fascinating Fascinators

Monday, June 7, 2010

Wedding season is most definitely upon us.

I say this with confidence as walking through town on Saturday night involved navigating large groups of girls in matching neon leg warmers and boys in matching T Shirts. Once the Hen and Stag parties are out the wedding invitations start flooding in.

Whilst a hat is the traditional option for a wedding, something like a fascinator is an increasingly popular choice for wedding guests. Plus you can keep it in all night and you won’t feel like a muppet dancing in a hat at midnight because you have hat hair.

Fascinators can be so much more than a bunch of feathers stuck to a hairband. A couple of weeks ago I wore this Cherry trimmed creation to a wedding, but I’ve been off searching for the best of the rest out there on the big wide web. Some big, some bold, and all beautiful.

Pearls & Swine Seductress Fascinator £50 from Lady Lucks Boutique

This is a gorgeous molded felt fascinator with a 1920s feel to it. Wear it with a dropped waist dress and almond toe shoes.

2adorn Eileen Feather Disc Fascinator £33.75 from Cerise UK

Understated, but a bit different, this feels like a very small hat, but made of feathers!

Highlander Pheasant Fascinator £35 from AbiLu Creations

Are you Scottish, or going to a wedding in Scotland? Make it a theme and wear this striking fascinator with little tartan hearts and pheasant feathers.

Vintage 50s Black Cap $55 from Animal Head Vintage

Guarantee no embarrassing duplications and go vintage with an almost a hat fascinator.

Carnation Fascinator £7.99 from Flamingo Amy

Abandon feathers and crystals and adorn your hair with flowers. This one is unusual as it’s carnations. Orchids are another lovely choice.

Helen Bach Rose & Ribbon Beret £15 from Pin Up Parade

Another one with tartan accents, but a bit more girly.

Pearls & Swine All Seeing Eye Fascinator £50 from Lady Lucks Boutique

And finally, if you really want to stand out, they won’t miss you in this one. I, personally, would advise wearing a slightly more covered up outfit to a wedding though. It’s hard to outshine a Woman in a Wedding dress, but nipple pasties are probably one of the guaranteed ways to do it.

Do you have lots of weddings to go to?

Are you a hat or a fascinator girl?

9 Responses
  • Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels
    June 7, 2010

    Love fascinators! They are incredibly hard to find here in Switzerland, the land of super-conservative. But I love them. The first is my absolute favorite – gorgeous!

  • Lori Smith
    June 7, 2010

    There’s some lovely fascinators in that selection. I prefer hats myself, but small ones that sit *on* your head rather than fitting around it (no sizing required). I get all of mine from Emma at Sakura Designs as her stuff is wonderful 🙂

  • Rachel
    June 7, 2010

    I love fascinators! I actually made my own with a veil for my wedding, but ended up wearing it to the present-opening the day after my wedding.

  • Claire O'Neill
    June 7, 2010

    I have only got one wedding to go to this year – my own! This hasn’t stopped me trying on fascinators and pill box hats with feathers and birdcage veils though – so much fun! x

  • melina bee
    June 7, 2010

    no weddings to go to this year (2 last year though and they were a blast), but I love to dress up and wear little headpieces/hats anyways. (I’m an aries and supposedly we all love stuff on our heads. anyone else have an opinion?)
    I love these, but actually the last one is my favorite even though I personally would def. wear more than pasties to a wedding since I was told it was rude to take attention away from the bride so unless she is totally topless…

  • Sherin
    June 7, 2010

    I love fascinators. I have qquite a few, but literally no weddings to go to :(. I would love the opportunity to wear them more.

  • Pixie
    June 7, 2010

    There are some lovely ones here:-

    http://wemakelondon.blogspot.com/p/summer-fair-exhibitors.html

    Great post. 🙂

  • Style Eyes
    June 7, 2010

    I don’t have any weddings to go to this year but instead I am going to go to ladies day at the races, partly because it seems like such a good opportunity to get myself a fascinator. I have seen so many lovely ones, thanks for sharing these (and making the choice even more difficult)

  • Alice
    June 7, 2010

    I couldn’t agree more. A fascinator can add a special touch to an outfit, no doubt. I love the ones from Animal Head Vintage and Lady Lucks!