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.