One of my fashion dreams came true last month as I found a simple and classy fascinator that went well with my black lace dress.
A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from woolor lace, but mostly feathers. In the modern usage, it refers to a woman's alternative to hat for formal attire; it is usually a large hair decoration on a band or clip with elaborate trimmings and decoration like a formal hat and it can incorporate a base to make it a miniature hat. (source)
I found this fascinator at French Connection during the end of year sales. I tried it on due to curiosity and when the Husband saw me, he complimented, "That looks good on you." I checked the price and it had a very huge discount so I took that as a sign and bought it.
Other reasons why I love my fascinator:
- Other than being simple and classy, it's very dainty.
- It wasn't loud and too conspicuous.
- It's something my petite frame can easily get away.
- It's a headband fascinator so it's very easy to wear.
A few tips:
- If you're buying a headband fascinator, make sure that it fits your head perfectly.
- If you want a fascinator that you can wear to more than one occasion, choose neutral colours such as black, white, beige, etc.
- In Australia, the best time to buy a fascinator is usually after Melbourne Cup season (or any horse race event), end of year sales or Boxing Day.