Fascinated with the fascinator
Kate Middleton was looking classically beautiful as always when she escorted Prince William to the Diamond Jubilee yesterday. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a classy red skirt and matching long sleeved top accessorised with nude shoes, a co-ordinating clutch and a decorative fascinator.
She seems to have a thing for fascinators and has been spotted donning them on a number of occasions including only last week wearing a pastel pink one to a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Fascinators tend to be worn by more mature women however Kate has shown that even younger women can pull off wearing them.
The stunning duchess is often complemented for her classy style and is proving somewhat of an international style icon since marrying Prince William last year. So it maybe that fascinator's will be worn more by commoners.
The fascinator, a headpiece which is a hybrid of a headband and a hat, is usually only worn on special occasions like Ascot, weddings or The Grand National. It is a good way to mix up an outfit a little and can be worn instead of a hat.
When worn with evening wear they are referred to as cocktail hats.
A royal staple
The British royals love them and many guests wore them to the royal wedding last year including Princess Beatrice who's unusual fascinator was later auctioned off for charity on Ebay after its curious design caused quite a commotion.
However a few celebs have been snapped wearing them including Drew Barrymore and L'Oreal Ambassador Megan Gale who is famed for her retro style.
Get some royal chic
If you fancy rocking some royal chic it would work well with a vintage hairstyle and outfit. vintage is a popular look at the moment, a variety of stars sported their locks in retro style at Cannes including Jessica Chastain andEva Longoria.
Add a little oomph to a glamorous dress by accessorising with a fancy fascinator. We think they look great with a loose bun or the half up half down style that Kate Middleton goes for and don't forget the red lipstick.