Saying goodbye really terrible hats The fascinator was out in full force at the royal wedding in 2011, but the fancy headpiece favoured by Kate Middleton is not welcome at the royal enclosure at the Royal Ascot horse race in June.
Organizers said Wednesday that those hoping to rub shoulders with the queen at the horse racing meet would have to stick to hats. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters
Modern-day fascinators, embellished hair ornaments adorned to one’s head with either a comb, clip or band have become the go-to celebratory headpiece, with society pages brimming with trendsetters showcasing their attachment to the daring hat alternative. Less fussy than a full-coverage hat, perfect for keeping blowouts voluminous, light and airy for warm summer nights and the ability to transform a simple cocktail dress into a formal stunner — the fascinator is turning heads.