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Tips To Styling Fascinators 

By Shola-Adido Oladotun
01 August 2022   |   7:20 am
Move over hat; there is a new headpiece taking over, and it’s called the fascinator. Since its popularisation in the 20th century, the fascinator has evolved beyond the millinery hairpiece that is mostly worn at churches and weddings. With a large variety of designs, this accessory is becoming a staple in the wardrobe of every…

Ankara fascinator

Move over hat; there is a new headpiece taking over, and it’s called the fascinator. Since its popularisation in the 20th century, the fascinator has evolved beyond the millinery hairpiece that is mostly worn at churches and weddings. With a large variety of designs, this accessory is becoming a staple in the wardrobe of every lady who hopes to become a trendsetter. 

For those of you who are still in the dark about one of fashion’s “IT” accessories, listen up! The fascinator is a style of hat usually made with a moulded and shaped fabric base and decorated with either beads or feathers. For functionality, it is attached to a headband or clip and worn on the head. 

While the fascinator might seem like the ideal headpiece to wear with an avant-garde gown or a mini dress, there are some factors to consider when selecting one. 

Colour 

As we always say, when it comes to styling an outfit, colour can either make or mar your general appearance. 

A rule of thumb when selecting a fascinator is to ask yourself the question, “Does the color complement my dress or clash against it?” Never make the mistake of choosing a fascinator solely based on the beauty of its design; always consider the colour. 

An example would be, rather than pair an orange disc fascinator with a pink gown, opt for a neutral colour like white. 

Design 

Fascinators are widely known for their over-the-top designs and styles. However, some outfits require you to go for simple yet elegant fascinators. 

To properly consider this factor, whenever selecting a fascinator, think of it as an accessory meant to complement the outfit, not overshadow it. 

Your facial feature is also a huge determiner of the type of fascinator you wear. For example, if you have a rounded face shape, it’s best to opt for a taller fascinator. 

Hairstyle 

Unless you are wearing a bald look, pay close attention to your hairstyle when selecting a fascinator.  

A fascinator’s primary aim is to beautify the head like a scarf or a hat. So, select the fascinator that best complements your hairdo. 

Type of Event 

 The same way you wouldn’t wear your gym clothes to a seminar is how you should be cautious about the kind of fascinator worn to events. 

Although fascinators are quite versatile, there are certain ones best suited for selected events. Don’t expect applause when you step into a funeral wearing a pink fascinator with huge feathers and beads.

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