Every once in a while, a person decides they need a change in palate. If you've had a little too much of the rich and heavy, it's always a welcome change to reach for something light and fluffy. So when you consider the sheer weight of all the hats featured over the wintertime (not to mention the hats featured in Monday's post; hats with goggles and gears ain't light, ya'll,) I think you might be able to understand why I'm feeling the need for something decidedly gentler on the old noggin.
Which is why today we're going to be looking at fascinators. They're somewhat similar to mini hats in that they're somewhat small and pretty much exclusive to women, but these are a lot more fluffy. Like, ridiculously fluffy. Kind of like that drink I posted at the start. Check 'em out!
See? What did I tell you?
Nothing says "light" like a fascinator made of butterflies.
Of course, if you're not a fan of having lots of stuff sticking straight up off the top of your head, there are fascinators out there for you, too.
Awww, it's it sweet? (P.S. Watch out for this link--the main page of the site plays music, so you might want to turn your speakers off first. Especially if you're at work.)
This one also keeps it simple. Or simpler, if you want to be picky about it.
...Do I even need to mention that PETA is probably going to have a problem with the majority of these hats, especially if you go with real feathers? Or can we just take that as a given?
For those of us who mourn the fact that we are too old for those headbands from childhood that were studded with rosettes, weep no more!
In case you were wondering if it was possible to find a fascinator that wasn't wildly colored, I offer up this black one as evidence that, yes, there are such things as sober-colored fascinators.
But I think it may just go without saying that they're certainly not the norm.
By this point, I bet some of you are wondering to yourselves, "I wonder if they make any of these for bridal wear?" It's a fair point to ponder, as that they would make a welcome departure from the usual tiara-or-veil binary brides seem to find themselves in nowadays.
See you Friday, folks!