If ever there was an occasion to witness fascinators at their finest, it is during a royal occasion like a wedding. Hats and veil fascinators of all kinds were paraded at numerous royal weddings. Yet the aristocrats’ fascination with fascinators shouldn't have been a surprise, as respectable British people have been wearing headwear for centuries. In fact, it wasn't until as recently as the 1950’s that it was even acceptable for a woman to be seen in public without some kind of headwear.Choosing Between Hats and Veil Fascinators
When choosing between hats and other women's accessories like women's feather fascinators, there are a few factors to take into account. Firstly, consider whether courtesy towards your neighbours is something you need to be concerned about. In other words, if you are attending an outdoor event, a tall hat or other view-blocking headwear will be fine, but if you are attending an occasion such as a wedding, it may be more courteous to choose from the selection of veil fascinators in order to preserve other guests' line of sight. Historically, fascinators were mass produced in factories while hats were hand-made by milliners, making hats the headwear of choice for the wealthy upper-class. Today, however, the situation has somewhat reversed, with veil fascinators considered to be more high-class, dainty and expensive than in the past.The Spring and Autumn Racing Carnivals in Australia
Australia enjoys two main seasons of racing carnivals, with the spring season running from October to November, and the Autumn carnival from March to April. Both seasons require a headpiece to complement an outfit, yet the fashion etiquette is otherwise quite different between the two racing carnivals. The spring carnival invites floral patterns, lace, and colourful outfits, and women are permitted to wear open-toed shoes. The autumn racing carnival, on the other hands, has more stringent dress codes which even forbid open-toed shoes. Hats and headpieces should be made from felt or wool, making this the perfect opportunity to wear a felt fascinator.Choosing A Hairstyle to Accompany Your Veil Fascinator
The way you wear your hair with a fascinator is almost as important as the fascinator itself. The most important factor to consider is that headpieces should be seen as an integral part of your outfit, not a last-minute addition, so your hairstyle should suit the type of accessory you've chosen. Long hair is generally tied back or pinned up, in order to allow the fascinator to properly be seen.