Opting for the right accessories for an outfit can be very complicated. For budding fasionistas, finding vintage-inspired accessories can be even trickier. Finding that one piece to make your outfit pop is the holy grail of fashion. Going to High Tea? The races? Need an option to your bridal veil for the reception? Going for that burlesque or Pin Up Girl look? All these can be attained with a fascinator. Go from Plain Jane to Femme Fatal in one easy step.
What is a fascinator, you might ask? A fascinator is a hair ornament made with feathers, silk flowers, beads, crystals, rhinestones, ribbon, or netting; fastened to the hair with either a comb, clip, or headband.
Fascinators differ greatly in shape and size, from a simple feather on a headband, to very showy mini top hat with huge ostrich plumes and flowers.
They come in a multitude of styles for the formalist of occasions, or for a simple night out. Fascinators are predominately popular in the British and Australian horse racing circuit, and at weddings, worn either by guests or the bride herself.
This trend is also popular in the budding world of burlesque. Modern burlesque dancers have been known to wear an obscure fascinator instead of the complex headdresses of their predecessors. Also the pin-up girl look can be jolted a notch with a elegant flower fascinator.
It has been said that real ladies wear hats, but in modern times, hats have become passé. A fascinator hair accessory can accomplish a similar polished look, while still remaining modern and fashionable. Fascinators are ideal if you do not like the idea of wearing a proper hat, and are easy enough to attach just before you arrive at your party or function. Ease and elegance, what more
can a girl ask for?
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