Ok, so possibly the most common question I get asked is: “how do I wear a fascinator?” Well I’m about to tell you.
Traditionally a fascinator is worn on the right hand side of your head. This is so that when a lady was out courting with her beau, he would stand on her left & the fascinator wouldn’t shield her face from him! Too cute!
Ok, so that’s not the traditional image I was looking for…..but you can see what I’m saying!
Anyway, these days fascinator’s can be worn in any position. Personally when I am designing a fascinator I naturally design it for the right; but they can easily be worn on the left. However, there are some rules that I stick to…..
If you are having your hair in a parting, please wear your fascinator covering the parting. Irrelevant of which side it is. If not, from the side with no fascinator, all you are looking at is your roots! Whereas on the other side, your lovely section of hair is being covered with a fascinator. It makes no sense.
You see that….? When I look at these photo’s I say; “argh leopard print ears” and “oh, Pippa’s roots!”
If you have no parting….then you are pretty lucky and can where it which ever side you want.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be worn on the side at all. You can wear them at the back and increasingly more popular is to wear them at the front. As my lovely model Nic is showing here……
And Part 2 of How To Wear A Fascinator will be coming to a blog near you soon….it’ll be how to actually secure it to your head! Without the use of double sided sticky tape or staples!