After the newlyweds, the mothers of the bride and groom rank among the most important guests at any wedding. It's only right that they should be dressed to impress on…
Written by belindaconfetti Last updated: October 14, 2010
Stylish, dramatic and beautiful, fascinators are becoming a must-have addition to any outfit, and, for the modern wedding guest they are a stunning addition to this season’s trends. So what are your options? Here are some top tips to help you find the perfect fascinator.
Littlewoods Fascinators, from left to right: Statement Floral Fascinator | Jacques Vert Feather Trim Fascinator | Sinnemay Fascinator & Bag Set
Large, colourful hats have traditionally always been the desired choice for a mother of the bride or groom. A trend resulting in nothing less than a huge hat-off between wedding guests determined to impress with stunning head-wear. Thank goodness then that the current trends have seen the fascinator come into its own.
What is a fascinator?
A dramatic headpiece often made from feathers, fabric, beads or flowers, attached to a headband or comb. They come in a huge range of shades and colors and tend to cost less than more traditional forms of headwear. You’ll find styles and shapes to suit every face shape or hair style.
Where to start?
A bigger shop is more likely to have a wide range of styles to choose from and it’s a good idea to take a swatch of your outfit along to match colours as well as possible. Try Littlewoods, John Lewis, Debenhams and Selfridges.
Online stores are a fantastic starting point and if you are willing to take a risk you may even pick up a bargain on e-bay. However, it’s always nicer and less risky to try before you buy.
Go with a trusted friend and a digital camera so that you can try on lots of different styles and then have some thinking time before deciding what looks best.
Think about your hair style and how your chosen fascinator will complement your hair style and colour.
Bespoke or budget?
If you have the budget then go for a bespoke fascinator, a made-to-order piece in your chosen style and colour. Alternatively search for one-off creations in smaller boutiques and shops.
Happy head-wear hunting!
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