Etsy finds: Fascinators

Etsy is an online store that is brimming with handmade and vintage pieces from artisans all around the world. It’s a creative haven where you can find anything, and it’s hard not to spend hours trawling through all the fabulous finds. This week, we’re obsessed with the huge range of headpieces on offer.

Etsy finds

The spring racing carnival is in full swing, and this year the headwear on display has been nothing short of amazing. Fashion-forward ladies are ditching the simple clips and headbands in favour of pieces that are embellished with everything from feathers to jewels. If you want to stand out with a more daring piece this season — and maybe even catch the attention of the style judges — head to Etsy. It’s a treasure trove of fascinators and here are our favourite picks.

Fantastic feathers

Feather fascinator

If you’re ready to dive into the deep end of OTT fascinators, this is the piece for you. With clusters of bright peacock feathers, a collection of Swarovski pearls in midnight blue and curled feathers spiralling up into the air, this fascinator will make you the talk of the fashion pack. The designer behind the store, Dress2Impress, sewed this fascinator by hand, meaning that there’s zero chance anyone else will have exactly the same one. It’s striking, unusual and super stylish — what are you waiting for?

Brilliant in black

Black fascinator

If your dress demands attention, opt for a simple fascinator in a block colour. This black headpiece is a fail-safe choice that is chic, adaptable and, best of all, can be reworn for weddings and other special occasions. Made from simanay and feathers, this piece from PreciousSilk has the mesh detailing, decorative touches and height that you want in a fasincator, but without the fuss. A simple comb holds it in place, so you don’t have to worry about setting half-an-hour aside to secure it with a million bobby pins.

Pick-me purple

Purple fascinator

This fascinator is for those ladies who have a feminine yet slightly edgy style. This piece will not only get you noticed, but it will complement, rather than overpower, your spring racing outfit — which is what headpieces, as an accessory, are supposed to do. Adorned with meshy flower bows and flighty feathers, and stacked with height and volume, this fascinator is flirty and elegant at the same time. EyeHeartMe also sells this piece in a huge range of colours, including zebra, leopard, and “flamingo pink”. This one is a winner, so hopefully your trifecta choice will be too!

Greeny glamour

Mischa Fascinator

Custom made? Check. On-trend? Check. Incredible detailing? Check. The Mischa fascinator, made by the couture genius behind PreciousPins, is truly a work of art. Perfect for the more sophisticated racing days, such as Ladies Day or Melbourne Cup, this fascinator features a black and teal feather flower, smoke glass pearls and turquoise and peacock feathers. It may sound like a bit of a feather overload, but somehow it works. The deep green colour combination is sultry and just right for those racing meets when the competition is high and the heat is on.

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