Ribbon Box Events Blog

September 26, 2011

Word of the Week: Fascinator

Cheers to Fabienne, the Wedding Muse for this vocab word. Have a wedding vocab word you’d like to see featured? E-mail Tiffany@ribbonboxevents.com

Fascinator

Officially:

noun

1.a lightweight, decorative head covering worn by women on formal occasions

Vintage Fascinator from Etsy seller MiesEnScene

Wedding Wise:

Fascinators are simply fabulous hair pieces that make a wonderful addition to your bridal look.

They are also a fabulous accessory for bridesmaids,

From Etsy seller TheYellowPeony

Etsy seller NoMoreTwistHandmade

and even the littlest member of your bridal party!

image by Nigel Rayment

The word fascinator originally referred to a lacy head covering (think shawl) made from wool or lace but mostly made of feathers. Fascinators were worn in place of hats at formal occasions. Nowadays it’s a much broader spectrum of shapes, sizes, and materials that can be part of your fascinator.

Image from JewelryDesign1.com

Many brides opt for lace or feathers, and wear it in lieu of a wedding veil, or combine it to accent a birdcage veil. Popular materials include feathers, flowers, and beads. Fascinators can be attached to your hair by a comb, headband, or clip.

Tiffany

1 Comment »

  1. such a nice story and also good snaps of bridal fascinators …. thanks for sharing such informations….

    Comment by admentbrown — September 30, 2011 @ 3:54 am |Reply


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