Fascinators in Weddings.

When women contemplate that all important decision of head wear for their wedding day, their understanding of ‘Fascinators‘ are that they are a new fashion.
Or fad to come into trend in the early 21st Century

Carry Bradshaw from Sex in the City and Lady Gaga were both famous for promoting the wearing of Fascinators when onscreen, albeit in outlandish ways.
Lady Gaga wore a ‘Steak’ one to the 2010 MTV Music Awards, believing that any publicity is good publicity.

However, regarding weddings, they first made their entrance into the world of bridal wear in 17th century Europe.
Unlike Lady Gaga, the 17th century Fascinators were not outrageous creations.
They were beautiful scarves made of fine Belgian lace, ‘fastened’ (hence the name) to the hair with pins.
They were deemed to give the bride an alluring air of mystery.

These hat wear owe their longevity of success mostly to their comfort.
They are lightweight, with their embellishments being feathers, beads, tulle and lace.
They are worn at the side of the head, attached by a comb or Alice band.
They also allow the bride to style her hair for added beauty.

The British Royal Family have been the greatest ambassadors in the wearing of Fascinators with even Queen Elizabeth wearing one to her grandson’s wedding.

What headwear will you choose on your ‘I DO’ day?

Article ‘Fascinators in Weddings: Ourageous, Exciting or Beautiful.’ is written by Charlotte Lynn-Holyoak, milliner, designer and friend.