Sunday, 11 October 2009
Fascinator - yes that is the term, because most people seemed rather fascinated by it! I bought this a little time ago but didn't have an appropriated occasion to wear it to - The Namibia Business Women of the year award seemed to be just that!
This is what the all knowing Wikipedia says:
A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from wool or lace. The term had fallen almost into disuse by the 1970s.
In the early 21st century, the term has made a comeback, but the meaning has slightly changed; it is now used to describe a delicate, slightly-to-very frivolous head decoration worn almost exclusively by women. A fascinator may be worn instead of a hat but to occasions where hats were traditionally worn -- such as weddings in the U.K. -- or as an evening accessory, when it may be called a cocktail hat. It is generally worn with fairly dressy attire.
Some other beautiful fasinators by ban.do: