Fascinators have become increasingly popular in recent years. This is especially true in the wedding world. There are numerous styles for wearing one, each with its own tricks for the best look.
In thinking about a special event, such as a wedding, the right fascinator can provide a unique dimension to your look. This post will take a look at how to wear a fascinator.
How a fascinator is worn:
Fascinators can be worn in many ways, but are generally fixed to the side of your head in one way or another. Some ways are as simple as attaching a clip to the side of your hair, while other fascinators may be on a headband. These are probably the simplest styles.
Fascinators look best when worn directly over an eyebrow, off to one side of the head. A veil attachment can easily be included to create that special look you are seeking. It can also be worn as a tiara or towards the back of the head. This generally works best if the hair is being worn up. The following are some tips on how to wear a fascinator.
Fascinator with a comb:
When wearing a fascinator that is fixed with a comb, it can be helpful to backcomb the hair first to create a more solid base for the fascinator comb to grip to. Using hairspray and/or hairpins after the comb has been pushed in place can additionally be helpful for creating more grip.
Elastic strap fascinators:
Avoid placing the plastic strap under your chin. Fascinators that have an elastic strap are worn best around the nape of the neck or behind the ears.
Style: Basic Guidelines:
A fascinator should be worn in proportion with the head. It should also be complementary of the outfit being worn and the hairstyle.
For example, wearing a fascinator that is large in size may seem out of proportion if you are a small woman, and your hairstyle is simple with more of a form-fitting dress. In this case, it may go together better if you find a more dainty fascinator to compliment your look.
Regarding hairstyles, consider simple styles so as not to overwhelm your look or distract from the fascinator. As another note, it is generally advisable to keep your fascinator itself somewhat simple as well.
Fascinators themselves make a bold statement, and it is up to you to decide if you are looking for them to be the focal point, or if you are just looking to add a touch of glamour to your look.
It can also be useful to think about how the fascinator goes with the rest of your outfit. After all, it is an accessory. If you are the bride considering a fascinator, think about the theme of your wedding, is it vintage, sleek, or something completely different.
The fascinator should complement the style of your dress. This is also true if the bridesmaids are wearing fascinators. Not only is the color of the fascinator an important decision, but the overall look of the fascinator as well.
Due primarily to their size, the use of fascinators are accompanied with a set of etiquette rules about how to be considerate while wearing them. It is first important to note that these accessories will stick out away from your head, and people won’t be able to see through them.
Therefore, being mindful of the size of the fascinator is important, as you don’t want to obstruct anyone’s view at an event. This is incredibly important if you are not the bride at a wedding. Be mindful that your fascinator won’t distract from the bride or obstruct her face in pictures.
It is also important to consider the height of your fascinator is it comes up from your head, in comparison to the height of your significant other. Will your fascinator make your form appear much taller than them? If so, it could be useful to consider a smaller fascinator.