Fascinators & Hats: Marie Claire Edits The Best

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Fascinators and hats aren't what they used to be. With wedding and races season right around the corner, there's never been a better time to shop the bold colours and modern blooms hitting the hat racks.

Fascinators and hats are the crowning glory of any occasion outfit, and they’re no longer stuck in the dark ages. You only have to look at the catwalks to know that fashion veils and headdresses are in season, see Marc Jacobs SS14 and now Jean Paul Gaultier AW14. Hoorah.

Traditionalists will love the current fixation with lace and botanicals as classic hat styles receive a high-fashion makeover with 3D blooms and textured finishes. But for original style pieces, take inspiration from the red carpet, where the celebrities are putting their stamp on the hatwalk, including Nicole Richie’s fierce cat ear piece veil and Anna Friel’s Goodwood heart hairpiece.

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