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Are fascinators in or out?

(15 Posts)
Birdies Fri 05-Apr-13 21:47:16

For a wedding? I've never worn one but would rather that than a hat, or nothing. Or are they a bit outdated? I'm 34

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boogiewoogie Fri 05-Apr-13 22:03:01

Oh this has been done to death on MN. It is widely thought on MN that fascinators are Naff with a capital N but I think it mainly applies to the feathery ones.

Does it match or complement your dress/outfit? Do you feel comfortable in it? Wear what you like. I wore a mini hat fascinator thing with loosely curled hair for a wedding last year and didn't feel self conscious or naff.

OneLittleLady Fri 05-Apr-13 22:13:54

I think them being naff depends on what they are worn with. If one will compliment your outfit then go for it. I only think they are naff when they clash with or overpower what clothes someone's wearing

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 05-Apr-13 22:15:35

Do you mean like the PretzelHead one worn by Eugenie/Beatrice at The Wedding?

Mollydoggerson Fri 05-Apr-13 22:17:02

OUT imo. Just normal natural hair for me, I'm 33.

Birdies Fri 05-Apr-13 22:32:12

Haven't got one yet but tried one on today and quite liked it.

I did actually try a pretzelhead one! Could definitely see why it was in the sale....

SofaCanary Fri 05-Apr-13 22:36:13

They were never in as far as I was concerned, ghastly things.

welcometomysillylife Fri 05-Apr-13 22:59:07

I am trying to keep them in because I spent money on one some years ago and only wore it once. Also I look daft in a hat.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Fri 05-Apr-13 23:04:28

Out as far as I am concerned, I don't like them at all. I'm going to a wedding for the first time in about 5 years this summer and will be either bareheaded or in a hat.

cerealqueen Fri 05-Apr-13 23:52:09

what about a jewelled hair clip instead?

breatheslowly Fri 05-Apr-13 23:55:26

My mother has decided that they are declasse as the result of drunk women wearing them at the races.

BanoffeeSplitz Sun 07-Apr-13 12:29:09

They may be 'out' fashionwise, but going to a friends wedding who doesn't give a stuff about what's 'in' or 'out' but just wants everyone to look lovely & dressed up, I would happily wear one if it looks right with the outfit.

In 5, 10, 20 years when she looks at her wedding photos who's going to remember if fascinators were in or out this year?

Though obviously, it depends on the friends & the wedding, & hats & other hair accessories will look just as lovely & if it makes you happy to wear what's in this year then there's nowt wrong with that.

polyhymnia Sun 07-Apr-13 16:09:01

I just don't like them either, on myself or others. Something just twee about them IMO - so as far as I'm concerned, they were never 'in'. Certainly they've been around too long now.

However, perhaps my 'twee' is someone else's 'fun and feminine'!

I don't like hats either as it happens - though admit the right one can look good on other people -so fully expect to be doing three weddings bare-headed this summer.

lalalonglegs Sun 07-Apr-13 17:27:13

Lots of people have declared them Out Of Fashion - but I like them, not as stuffy as a hat. If you have one that you like, then wear it.

weblette Sun 07-Apr-13 18:54:26

At my db's weeding this weekend there were 2 hats and 40 fascinators! I had a v simple M&S one which ds3 said looked like a satellite dish hmm but did work well with the outfit.

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