Monday September 14, 2009
Hot Bridal Accessory: Bridal Fascinators
One of the hottest trends in bridal accessories is the fascinator. Although fascinators are much more popular across the pond (especially for wedding guests), many American brides are opting to wear them on their wedding day.
For those of you who have no idea what a fascinator is, it’s a headpiece worn in your hair that’s commonly made with feathers, flowers, beads and/or ribbons and is attached to a comb, clip or headband. You’ve probably seen pictures of British nobles (including the Queen) wearing them to formal events.
Fascinators come in all shapes, sizes and styles. There are simple fascinators, like this Belles & Crystals one worn by Drew Barrymore.
And there are extravagant creations that are more like art pieces than headpieces. Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) wore one with her Vivienne Westwood wedding gown in the first Sex and the City movie and the actress fittingly wore a custom-made Philip Treacy design at the movie’s London premiere.
Intrigued? Like the look? Why not wear one with your own wedding gown? There are oodles of bridal fascinators to be had. You just have to find the one that matches your wedding style.
You don’t need a tiara to add a little bling to your updo. This one-of-a-kind reclaimed vintage fascinator from Belles & Crystals with early 20th century earrings as the centerpiece of the design has all the sparkle you could desire.
Like the idea of flowers in your hair, but want to skip the hassle of real flowers? These delicate floral designs from Tiaras & Fascinators are made of sinamay and feathers and the colors of each are completely customizable.
Or opt for a flower made of feathers. This one from Etsy seller PowderBlueBijoux is made using ivory and gold feathers with a vintage faux pearl and crystal earring center.
Want a bigger feathery flower? Then this Tied & Feathered fascinator is the one for you. Several small white silk flowers are surrounded by white feathers to create a large fluffy flower.
Want something a little more extreme? This Miss Glam Bridal feather and diamante fascinator is just the thing.
Looking to add a little blue to your ensemble? Try a teal fascinator.
Not sure if you want to don a fascinator yourself, but still like the look for your big day? Think about them for your bridesmaids instead. A simple fascinator like this one would be perfect for your girls.
Whether for you or your maids, you can pick something simple or something over the top. The only limit is your imagination. And if you can’t find one you like or you want to add a personal touch to your fascinator, you can always make your own feather or floral one.