Monday, June 20, 2011

Fascinator Fabulous

We just can't get enough of looking at pics of the royals.  Here are a few pictures of Princess Eugenie wearing an Alexander McQueen sheath to the fifth day of  the Royal Ascot.  The look was made, though, by the navy fascinator she wore along with matching pumps.  My eyes were drawn up toward the headpiece, and that was a good thing; red can be unforgiving, especially if you're a bit north of a size 2.

Fascinators are in full swing, and not just for brides and hipsters.  They can be worn on the top of the head, as shown on Eugenie.  They are best, and a bit less stuffy (and easier to pull off), when pinned to the back and to the side atop a side swept ponytail or bun. I love these in all feathers with tendrils of hair swirled around or through it. The look below echos a bit of refined class, particularly in a monochromatic color scheme.

They are best suited with a summer weight tailored suit or dress with a trim silhouette.  I envision a dress by Victoria Beckam or Oscar De La Renta.  They will work with suits and dresses from fall collections as well. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. I love this post and you are SO right (unfortunately) about being careful with red!! : D But i do appreciate the color combo as you mentioned.

    I tried on a couple fascinators while shopping today--they are SO amazing! I'm working up the courage...

    Anyway, I'm now following you and would love to have you follow me back. Pop over any time, I'd be honoured to have you! Hope to see you soon.