I Believe That Fascinators Are The Worst Things To Happen In The History Of Fashion. Ever

Everyone knows it’s not that easy to wear a hat. You need to have a hairdo that will look good with or without the headgear on, your hat needs to match your dress, and it needs to not make you look like Frank Spencer. There’s a lot to think about.
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Everyone knows it’s not that easy to wear a hat. You need to have a hairdo that will look good with or without the headgear on, your hat needs to match your dress, and it needs to not make you look like Frank Spencer. There’s a lot to think about.

The closest I will ever get to wearing  fascinator. 

The closest I will ever get to wearing  fascinator. 

And here we have the third of a series of mini posts one of our sponsors asked me to write about the things we've been talking about in the office. This week I've been getting on my soap box about hats, actually no, I don't mean hats, I mean fascinators. 

You wouldn’t guess it from my general attire, but I’m actually a massive clothes snob – I really loathe anything I deem to be ‘lazy fashion.’

And the ultimate lazy fashion crime? The fascinator.

Everyone knows it’s not that easy to wear a hat. You need to have a hairdo that will look good with or without the headgear on, your hat needs to match your dress, and it needs to not make you look like Frank Spencer. There’s a lot to think about.

And yes, fascinators (essentially posh headbands with feathers on) are easy to wear, but that doesn’t make them right. Apart from anything else, they totally lack the wow factor of a hat – everyone looks the same in them.

And what on Earth is the point of getting dressed up enough to go to a fancy wedding, or some fancy races, or a royal garden party (for example) and then looking exactly the same as everyone else there?