Made popular in the early 20th century, fascinators continue to be a great complement to formal attire. So if you’re off to a lah-de-dah occasion, like a wedding or a day at the races, why not try a fascinator? They can dress up an outfit and even hide unsightly spots on your forehead.
Dita Mini Top Hat Fascinator
Having a bad hair day and breakouts or perhaps planning to have a good blub at your friend’s wedding? This mini Top Hat fascinator could become your best friend. Hand-crafted and dramatically different, it boasts a featured feather and feather spray with diamante decorated knots on the veil. (Hats n Stuff, £65)
Dare to be different in this cat fascinator from Topshop. In bewitching black with detailed cat ears you’ll be the cat’s miaow and the talk of the party. A hair slide makes it super easy to attach to your head and you won’t have to worry if you end up frollicking with a handsome tomcat in the great outdoors because it wipes clean. (Topshop, £8)
Big and bold
Big is bold and daring when it comes to wearing fascinators and this black meshed saucer fascinator, attached by a headband, oozes understated sophiscation. The long feather quill is a highlight of this piece designed by Jasper Conran. Stand out at Fashions on the Fields at a race day. (Debenhams, £29)
Ann Harvey Midnight Garden Fascinator
Add a splash of vibrant colour to your formal attire with this simply stunning Ann Harvey fascinator from the House of Fraser. The green and black diamante detailing is simply divine and oozes elegance. Easily attached with a headband, this fabulous fascinator is sure to catch everyone’s attention. (House of Fraser, £24)