Fascinating fascinators: the story behind a very classic accessory

December 05 2015


Fascinators and cocktail hats have a long history of being seen as slightly prudish, stuffy and ooh-la-la ladylike. But this hat has come such a long way, from gold powder, jewels and flowers..

to netting and spikes and leather...

Nowadays, a fascinator can be made of pretty much anything, and can be worn to festivals, dinner parties, weddings and even Halloween parties. It's a small accessory that makes a cool impact, and never a "stuffy" one!

If you're shopping for a formal event over winter, take a look at our range of fascinators and pillbox hats: perfect for cocktail parties and Christmas do's!



All historical photos credited to: visforvintage.com