Do you know what a fascinator is? It’s a decorative headpiece that is made with feathers, beads, jewels, or flowers. Fascinators can be attached to hair combs, headbands, or hats. They were fashionable as far back as the 16th century. More recently, the fashion of the roaring 20s included fascinators. Here’s a little bit more info about this quirky accessory.
Look for Feathers
Often, fascinators include tall feathers which stick up off of the hat or headband at least six inches. The next time your browsing an estate sale or flea market, keep your eyes out for these decorative feathers! You might find that what you thought was just a fancy hat is actually a fascinator, attached to a hat.
Sparkly Jewels and Flowers
Fascinators are decorative, so they often include beautiful ornamental details, like pretty pearls or colorful blooms. If you’re not into fancy headpieces, you could re-purpose the decorative details. Turn a jeweled centerpiece into a statement necklace, for example.
Have you ever heard of a fascinator before? Do you own any? Share your answers in the comments section below.