What is a Fascinator?

A fascinator is  a hair accessory that can be outrageously large and bold or small and simple. Either way, fascinators are a a fun alternative to a traditional hat or hair clip!

Traditionally worn in the UK, fascinators have become a trend in Canada and the US due the ever growing popularity of Kate Middleton who always seems to sport a fascinator at every public event she attends.

Created with many different materials, fascinators can be designed with feathers, simamay, tulle, netting, flowers, pearls, rhinestones and just about any type of material the milliner chooses to use. Fascinators can also attach to the head in many different ways; the most common are a headband, alligator clip and the traditional hair comb.

Many brides are choosing to wear a bridal fascinator as an alternative to a veil or as an veil added on. Something soft and feminine like the Kaylie Bridal Fascinator, is a great addition to a bridge-cage veil or a stand-alone hair clip for after the ceremony.

High Tea parties are becoming a new way to get together with friends and family and fascinators are a great addition to your High-Tea attire as well.

Fascinators are meant to be fun and fabulous and are a great conversation starter, so don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone when choosing the fascinator for your next outing!