How To Wear a Fascinator
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16/07/2019back to blog
Unsure on how to wear a fascinator? With so many elements to consider – we’ve rounded up a few key points that will help you pick the perfect style. From what best suits your face shape to the style and colour of your hair and the fastening and positioning to wear it – find everything you need to know below.
Serving as an easy and elegant alternative to a hat, the fascinator is the perfect finishing touch to all occasion wear ensembles. From race days to weddings and christenings, a fascinator is an easy way to elevate your outfit.
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Make sure you pick a style that compliments your dress and doesn’t distract attention away from it. Choose a complimentary colour that will enhance your outfit and not necessarily perfectly match. If you are choosing a monochromatic look, a fascinator is an easy way to add colour – whilst if you’re opting for a bit more colour in your outfit, a neutral fascinator could be your go-to.
From big, bouncy curls to sleek and straight, if you are choosing to have your hair down a smaller fascinator will keep your look less busy. However, those with short hair or wearing their hair up, a bigger more detailed fascinator will effortlessly complement your appearance.
Ultimately – the choice of colour is down to you and what you’re comfortable wearing. But if you’re looking for a little helping hand, we’ve summarised some of the best colours for each hair colour.
For a more rounder face, a taller, more elegant head piece will elongate and give height. Whereas those with a narrower/thinner face may find a more rounded disc shaped fascinator to be the most flattering. Lastly, if you are planning on wearing glasses, a fascinator slightly smaller in size and with less detail will leave your look looking less busy.
The spring / summer seasons call for lighter, more breathable fabrics whilst the chillier autumn / winter months call for thicker fabrics such as velvet textures and woolen blend fascinators.
Know your best side. Whilst traditionally fascinators were worn on the right side of the head – this is a tradition no longer in place. Simply wear on the the side you feel most comfortable with and of course, the side that sits perfectly with your hairstyle.
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Flatter your facial shape and style your fascinator right. Just position to one side, slightly forward and in line with one eye – just above the brow. For the ultimate all-day style, just wash your hair the day before, lock the fascinator in place with hairspray and you’re good to go.
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