The fascinator: The term fascinator first surfaced in the fashion world in 17th-century Europe. Back then, it referred to a lacy scarf woman wrapped around their heads (or “fastened,” hence the name). Rather than attracting stares from across the room, this version of the hat was meant to give women an alluring air of mystery.
You can wear a fascinator in either right or left side of your head. Traditionally, you can wear it on the right-hand side. You can wear on the front, but it is a little bit uncomfortable and the look is quite bold as well. The details of the fascinator should lie above your eyebrows.
Generally, hat size decreases as the day goes on. Large brims in the early morning or evening are considered vulgar and unnecessary. However, it’s a myth that you can’t wear a fascinator at night: after dark they are more often referred to as cocktail hats, and consist of a small cluster of feathers, beads and jewels.
Tips on selection: If you have a long face like me, then a fascinator, saucer hat or button hat worn on the side can help to balance out the length. If you have quite a square jaw, go for a larger hat or fascinator to soften your face. If you are very tall, go for a headpiece with width rather than giving yourself even more height.
If you have an oval face, congratulations, you can wear just about anything as far as hats shapes go and it will look great on you! If you are not very tall at all, then this is a chance to give yourself a little more height, but don’t be tempted to go too big, keep it in proportion! If you are going to a wedding or similar occasion where there will be lots of photographs, choose a hat where your face can still clearly be seen so the bride and groom will know who you are when they’re looking over their photos in the future! Also give a thought to all those hugs and kisses you’re going to want to give and avoid huge hats that are a health risk to those you’re close too!! If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding… try not to upstage the bride by going too ornate with your hat! If you have any questions or need more information feel free to contact Marilyn’s, Naples Florida 239-206-4460, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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