Just found a wedding invitation in your mailbox, or are you planning to go to that garden party or formal ball? In any case, you want to look your very best and shine with an elegant fascinator, decorated with frivolous feathers!
The history of fascinators A fascinator
is a style of hat with formal headwear. Even in the nineteenth century women wore fascinators, also known as clouds, at cocktail parties and to the theater. Since the 1990s women have worn fascinators as an alternative to wearing hats at parties, weddings and other formal events. It is usually a large decorative design attached to a band or clip. The function of a fascinator is of course purely cosmetic, as it covers very little of the head. The trend for wearing fascinators became popular in 2010 when (royal) milliners like Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones started dressing rich & famous women with these headpieces.
Fascinators from Bronté Amsterdam
At Bronté you can buy fascinators in various sizes and colours. There are subtle pieces like Anne: a petit fascinator made of curled sinamay straw and small feathers. You can also buy veiled fascinators like Veerle or Sheila. Veerle has a full veil that you can use in different ways. A veil always adds a mysterious tingle to a woman's face. To sip from your glass, fold the veil back from your face. Sheila is a disc fascinator, trimmed with leave shaped feathers and a sinamay bow. Sheila's veil is shorter but versatile in use. This veil is a stunning detail! All our fascinators are mounted on a comfortable headband the same colour as the design: after 10 minutes, you will forget you are wearing it and you will be the precious beauty at the party. Check the full range of fascinators for women's favourites like Sheila.
How to wear a fascinator?
We have noticed that women sometimes have trouble putting on the fascinator. Usually milliners design a fascinator with the decoration placed at your right ear side. That way, your partner walks along your left side and is not hindered by the decoration. We advise that you select the size of the fascinator according to the event and your position as a guest. The more grandeur the event has, the larger the headpiece can be. Be aware that at events such as the Royal Enclosure area at the famous Ascot Races, held annually in June, women are not allowed if they are wearing a small fascinator. Your position as a guest is also important. Are you the sister of the bride or the introduce of a friend of the hostess? An exuberant fascinator suits the sister of the bride, but a modest variant suits the introduce.
If you have questions concerning the size or style of a fascinator, we invite you to email us your question. Our style experts have many years of experience in millinery and will assist you with pleasure.