Since she officially became a royal last year when she married Prince William, Kate Middleton has made a big impact on fashion from her nude pumps to ladylike dresses. And even Hollywood has taken notice.
Several stars have been inspired to accessorize with fun Fascinators, just like Kate. There’s no denying that the girl knows how to rock a traditional British hat—most specifically, the Fascinator – and Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole and Sarah Jessica-Parker are just some of the celebs who have followed the Duchess’s lead and embraced the trend.
Worn at society events, the Fascinator headpiece is an alternative to a traditional hat and normally includes feathers, flowers, and beads.
It can also be worn instead of a bridal veil, which is not too far-fetched of an idea for Middleton.
This weekend, Kate’s sister Pippa joined in on the trend, looking gorgeous at friend’s wedding wearing the red version of that ‘Forever’ dress by Issa that Kate Middleton wore (in blue) for the announcement of her engagement to Prince William in 2010. Pippa styled up the wrap-around dress with a black fascinator covered in frothy corsages plus net veil and accessorised with a chic envelope clutch.
Get the look with this Butterfly Chase headpiece from Milliflorae available now at Fashion Pony. Featuring a button base with wire loops and butterfly’s with Swarovski crystal centers, it’s clearly fit for royalty!
But note that Fascinators are not just for the ladylike occasions such as weddings, Races and the like…
An out-there head piece can also add a serious fashion edge to any outfit – see the likes of Lady Gaga for inspiration on how to make sure all eyes are on you!
To really make an impact, work the trend in it’s most fashion-forward application and go for a daring ‘head turner’ such as this Black Skull Bow headpiece by Milliflorae for Fashion Pony.
Originally created for Fashion Pony’s catwalk section at Liverpool Fashion Week – shown here worn with Dancing Dolls UK Lace Body and Spiked Pants – this intricate piece can be made in a variety of colours and the Skull replaced with a flower or alternative feature to suit each customer’s exact requirements -contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
With royalty, celebs AND the serious fashion crowd all falling head over heels for the Fascinator, this is one super-diverse trend that can be truly individual… whatever your style from the neck down!