This article was published on: 03/9/20 10:42 AM

Fascinating Fascinators

Hats or head pieces have been around for centuries starting as tribal markers, native Americans and Egyptians are very well documented to have worn decorative head pieces.

In British culture they became a status symbol of wealth and stature in Tudor times. And then fashion took hold with the 1920s flappers completing their outfit with pearls, feathers and cloche hats.

In the 1980s, London-based milliners Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy popularized fascinators and we can all remember the famous head pieces at William and Kate’s wedding.

Fascinators have remained popular and the term fascinator seems slightly understated for what can be attached to a band or comb. The advantage of a hat or fascinator is that they elongate your silhouette by adding the illusion of height. They can also preserve your hair, unlike a hat which can flatten your gorgeous blow dry.

With all this history it would be a shame not to top your outfit off with its crowning glory.