A fascinator is a headpiece worn on the hair and worn almost exclusively by women. Fascinators are commonly made with feathers, flowers and/or beads. They attach to the hair by a comb, headband or clip. [ [http://www.ukweddingstore.co.uk/wedding_hat_advice.html Wedding hat advice] ] They are an adornment for formal attire and are an alternative to wearing a hat. They are particularly popular at premium horse racing events, such as the Grand National and the Melbourne Cup. They may also be worn at weddings by guests, and also as an alternative to a bridal veil.

They are available pre-made, but are also quite easy and cost effective to self assemble. They are also sold in kit form.

Fascinators have become increasingly popular due to Kenley Collins from Project Runway Season 5 (2008). Collins herself frequents the feather fascinator look and often uses them on her models as well.


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