Fascinators and hatinators are unique and stylish ladies headpieces. They can be smaller than other spring hats, so for women who prefer smaller caps these are perfect accessories. This style of headpiece has clearly found favor with Kate Middleton, among others, who often have fascinators as accessories to their outfits. Fascinators and hatinators do not cover the whole top of the head, so they are attached to a headband or hair clip. Hatinators are very similar to hats, but the crowns are not large enough to fit over a head. This distinguishes them from normal hats, as they have to use a headband to stay on a woman’s head. Fascinators are smaller than the hatinators, and sit to the side of the head.
Just like hats, fascinators and hatinators come in a range of colors and designs. From a modest cream to a striking American rose red or turquoise, a hatinator or fascinator can accent any outfit. Designers create headpieces that are feathery, flowery, and always distinguished. The styles can be small, with just a flower or spiral, to grandiose with a clamshell brim and latticework cap. Though hatinators and fascinators most often are designed with spring and summer in mind, they could be worn to brighten up indoor events in the colder months. Whatever style a lady wants, there will be something to satisfy the desire.