Fascinators have been worn for weddings but mostly by the bridal party in Nigeria. If you attend weddings on a regular, you will notice the new love for fascinators by the guests. It is a must have at the moment and there are so many gorgeous styles to choose from.
Fascinators, according to Wikipedia, is a headpiece, a style of millinery. Fascinators were originally a type of lightweight knitted head-covering. Since the 1990s the term refers to a form of formal headwear worn as an alternative to the hat. It is usually a large decorative design attached to a band or clip. Sometimes, incorporating a base to resemble a miniature hat, in which case it may be called a hatinator.
In the 19th century, a fascinator was a lightweight hood or scarf worn about the head and tied under the chin, typically knitted or crocheted. It was made from soft, lightweight yarns.
Today, a fascinator may be worn instead of a hat on occasions where hats were traditionally worn such as weddings or as an evening accessory. It may then be called a cocktail hat. It is generally worn with fairly formal attire.
At the wedding of prince William and Kate Middleton in April 2011, various female guests arrived wearing fascinators. Princess Beatrice of York also wore one and the unusual shape and colour caused quite a media stir and went on to become an internet phenomenon with its own facebook page.
Our Nigerian celebs have also rocked this fashion piece beautifully and it’s a sure winner.