Finding a Fascinator {Hats} OC Family Post

Inspired by the Kentucky Derby and The Royal Wedding, hats have been on my mind lately.  All kind of hats and hair accessories known as Fascinators.

Before the Royal wedding did you ever wonder what a Fascinator was?  Well, I have come to learn a Fascinator is hair accessory popular in British and Australian horse racing circuits and weddings. It is a hair piece made with feathers, silk flowers, beads, crystals, rhinestones, ribbon, or netting.  They are fastened to the hair by a comb, clip, or headband.  Fascinators differ significantly in shape and size, from a simple feather on a headband, to very flashy mini top hat with huge ostrich plumes and flowers.

If I had been at the Kentucky Derby last weekend or invited to the Royal Wedding, I would have loved to have worn one of these dramatic hair pieces.  Here are a few I found over at Hatsbycressida on Etsy.  She does a lovely job.  You may click on the pink links provided to navigate to her Etsy Shop to view more.

Royal Blue Wedding Fascinator Hat

Royal Blue Wedding Fascinator Hat  $60.00

.Black Wedding Fascinator hat

Black Wedding Fascinator hat $35.00

.Fuschia Wedding Fascinator Hat

Fuchsia Wedding Fascinator Hat $60.00



If these hair accessories seem a little too progressive for your taste, here are a few more conservative pieces I found at Nordstrom’s.

Tasha Flower Hair Comb

Tasha Flower Hair Comb $48.00

Tasha 'Perfect Veil' Headband

Tasha ‘Perfect Veil’ Headband $58.00

Cara Accessories 'Tropical Flower' Hair Clip

Cara Accessories ‘Tropical Flower’ Hair Clip $36.00

Which one would you wear to the Derby or Royal Wedding?

I love the Black Wedding Fascinator hat for $35.00

Until next time.



  1. I was going to get one for a friend’s wedding but chickened out.. love them tho!

  2. We love them too! The royal wedding inspired us so much that we will be carrying Philip Treacy and Vivien Sheriff for Spring/Summer 2012. I already picked them out, including the same hat worn by Victoria Beckham, and I can’t wait for them to arrive. It will be like Christmas!

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