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Navy Fascinators: Are You Making the Right Choice?

Tuesday, 19 April 2022  |  prettycool

How do you even go about choosing a fascinator that ties your whole outfit wonderfully?

The golden rule of selecting the fascinator colour is to match it with your shoes, bag, or a shade in your navy dress. So, what colour fascinator should you wear? This brings us to the question of the hour.

What Colour Fascinator to Wear With a Navy Dress?

You have selected a navy dress to wear, which is great because that’s the first step in choosing the colour of your fascinator. You can select a fascinator that complements or matches your dress’s exact colour.

In your case, going with a navy blue fascinator is the safest bet, and we have our reasoning.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can buy an outfit around the fascinator colour but will it be more difficult? — Yes! Therefore, it’s better to buy the dress first, which you have. A gorgeous navy dress! Pairing navy fascinators with the colour of your dress will create a classic and sleek look.

For a minute, let’s switch up the scenario.
You have bought a red dress with navy accents, so what do you do now? Simple, you will match the navy fascinator to the dress’s accent colour.

Let’s look at it from another angle.
You love to mix and match colours and with your navy dress, you want to wear a contrasting fascinator colour. The colours that will balance the blueness of your dress perfectly include orange, red, and pink.
What about a tri-colour combination?

You can match three different colours with your navy dress. This means the colour of the fascinator, bag, and shoes will be different from the dress and each other. However, it can create a haphazard look if the colours clash with each other.

To get it right, you need to follow one rule when playing with colours.

If your selected colours don’t coordinate well together with your dress, abandon them. The safest choice is to either choose a matching colour or two different colours. You’ll wear a black dress, carry a black bag, and wear red shoes and a navy blue fascinator.

Since you’re wearing a navy dress, you might be wondering if you should look for navy fascinators that exactly match the shade of your dress or something close to it.

As long as you’re looking for fascinators in the shades of blue, you’re good to go, as it’s not necessary to match the fascinator colour exactly to your navy dress. You can choose from a wide range of colour such as light blue, cornflour blue, pale powder blue, cobalt blue, royal blue, and more.

One last thing: you need to select a fascinator style.

Fortunately, we have got you covered in more than just the colour department. Our diverse collection of navy fascinators is available in several styles, navy blue fascinator clip, navy blue fascinator hairband, and navy blue fascinator comb. We also have two-in-one style options. Choose a navy fascinator that complements your navy dress and brings out its best features.

 

Nude Fascinators— You’re One Step Away from Nailing Your Wedding Look

Thursday, 31 March 2022  |  prettycool

It's wedding fever and the invitations are piling up! You have picked out a beautiful burgundy dress to wear at the wedding but what about the complementing accessories? While selecting the jewellery may not take much time, selecting the right fascinator will, and we have the perfect headwear in mind— nude fascinators.

Why nude fascinators and not cream, black, or navy fascinators?

Honestly, all will look good. Cream is a close relative of the colour nude, black always goes, and navy will create a lovely contrasting effect. If you want to buy a fascinator that goes with every outfit regardless of colour, nude fascinators will grant you your wish.

4 Nude Fascinators Styles
When searching for a fascinator, you’ll come across four different styles, a fascinator clip, headband, headband with clip, and comb.

1. Fascinator Clip is an alligator clip or a basic beak hair clip. Out of the three styles, this is the most commonly chosen style for two simple reasons— easy to use and works well with several hair types and lengths.

2. Fascinator Headband uses a hairband or an aliceband to remain in place. Satin fabric, matching the colour of the fascinator, covers the hairband. If you don’t want the hairband to be visible, you can opt for a fascinator with a narrow hairband. You can move the fascinator along the hairband and wear it on both sides of your head. This style goes with several hairstyles, is easy to wear, and stays on during windy conditions.

3. Fascinator with a Hairband and Clip is a two-in-one style that allows you to switch out the clip for a hairband and vice versa.

4. Comb Fascinators use a hair comb slide to attach to the hair. For thicker hair, comb fascinators work miracles by gripping your hair tightly. Since they firmly stay in place, you can use them as a hairstyling accessory to hold your hair. The comb stays concealed in your hairstyle. You can bust a move on the dance floor without worrying about the comb falling out.

Apart from style, you also need to consider the colour and design.
Rainbow of Colours and Versatile Designs
Our collection of fascinators consists of nude, navy, cream, green, gold, brown, and black fascinators, to name a few. You’re here because of your interest in wearing a nude fascinator. However, you want the nude fascinator to display tinges of colour to give it a little more personality. Our nude fascinators feature shades of dark peach, light peach, light pink, dusky pink, white, beige, and champagne gold.
Don’t want to pair the fascinator with the colour of your dress?

Then pair it with your hair colour instead!
Dark hair ravens will look amazing in pink, purple, blue, green, and red fascinators. Redheaded beauties will look sensational in nude, beige, and cream fascinators. Blond hair queens will look stunning in coral and silver or gold fascinators. Another fun option is to match the fascinator’s colour with your jewellery, bag, and shoes.
Mix and match fascinators with accessories to create an exquisite contrast.
You can create three types of contrast— high-value, medium-value, and low-value.

• High-value Contrast combines dark and light colours or neutrals. For instance, you can wear a nude fascinator with emerald green earrings.

• Medium-value Contrast combines light and medium colours with dark and medium colours. For instance, you can wear a cream fascinator with scarlet red shoes.

• Low-value Contrast combines light with light, dark with dark, and medium with medium colours. For instance, you can wear a white fascinator with beige stiletto heels, a purple fascinator with fuchsia pink jewellery, or a black fascinator with a black clutch.

By now, you may have conjured up an image of a flawless outfit with a fascinator in your head but before you get too far, let’s make some changes to the design of the fascinator.

Nude fascinators and other colourful fascinators are available in an assortment of designs. You can wear a pretty bow-shaped fascinator. Adorn a whimsical fascinator with loops and a feather. Put a beautiful floral-designed fascinator in your hair.

Go big by wearing a hat fascinator with floral detail and two quills. Go even bigger with your headdress by adorning a saucer hat fascinator with a bow on a lace base. You will find these designs and more in every shade.
Don’t leave just yet, as we have a few more tips to share with you before you begin your search for the ideal fascinator.

7 Tips to Select a Fascinator
You can never go wrong with more tips, as you want to ensure you look your best at the wedding. If you want compliments to come your way, you have to look good from head to toe. The following tips will help you in your search to find nude fascinators to pair with your outfit, jewellery, bag, or shoes:

• People with an elongated face shape should wear Saucer Fascinators, tilting them slightly on the side of their heads.

• People with squared jaws should wear Hat Fascinators or Large Saucer Fascinators.

• People should balance their height with width and choose Wider and Intricately Detailed Fascinators.

• People with a short height shouldn’t be afraid to wear Taller Fascinators to add a little height.

• People with an oval face shape can pull off Fascinators in Every Style.

• People invited to an event that will have a lot of photographers should wear a Short Fascinator that reveals their faces.

• People attending a wedding should choose a Modestly Designed Fascinator, as an elaborately designed fascinator may inadvertently upstage the woman of the hour, the bride.

You’ve almost crossed the finish line complete your vision of the perfect fascinator to wear with your dress!

At this point, you may have 99% of the picture complete. To get to a 100%, you need to go through the various nude fascinators we have in our collection and then choose and order a nude fascinator by style, colour, and design to complete your wedding look!

 

Cheltenham Festival - Fascinators & Hats to Impress

Friday, 9 March 2018  |  prettycool

The Cheltenham Festival including the Cheltenham Gold Cup is only a few days away.  If the dates are not in your diary yet they are 13 Mar 2018 – 16 Mar 2018  with the Gold Cup being on the Friday.  

 

As always a great event in the racing calendar and although there is no a dress code as such it is an ideal opportunity to push the boat out and dress to impress.  Many hats and fascinators are worn at this meeting.  Our fascinators and hats category is bursting at the seams with different colours, designs and budgets to suit all.  As always the Cheltenham Races falls within the cooler months unlike other race meetings but we do have more simple fascinators and hats that would perhaps stand up to the weather and are e suitable for this race meeting.  Enjoy your day!

 

Ascot, The Grand National, Epsom - Fascinators or Hats?

Thursday, 1 March 2018  |  prettycool

 

As we are approaching the famous Grand National at Aintree and then of course the Epsom Derby and not forgetting the very famous Royal Ascot,  the big decision is about to be made.  Do I wear a Hat or a Fascinator?  Of course there are other decisions to be made, your outfit of course, but we all know its all about the hat or fascinator.  It can make or break your look.  

The Grand National at Aintree - The Aintree Festival begins on Thursday 12th April, and will be taking place till the final race on Saturday 14th.

At Aintree and the Grand National its all about fashion as you can see from last years Ladies Day.  Ladies Day will be on Ladies Day - Friday April 13th and unlike Ascot there are no rules as such just a reason to splash out and really go for it!  The colours tipped to be big this year are cobalt blue or indigo blue (popular again this year) along with coral, taupe, orange and yellow and as always nude.  The fascinators can be as wacky or elegant as you like.  If the weather turns out to be a little unkind you could pick a fascinator with or a hat with a hairband which should stay securely in place.  Alternately you could use extra grips or clips to hold it in place.  

Whatever you decide to wear it is sure to be a brilliant day and hey you may even make it into the National  Newspapers.

Royal Ascot - Ladies Day - 21 June 2018

Royal Ascot on the other hand does have a few extra rules, for example if you are going to be entering the Royal Enclosure at Ascot you will need to wear some sort of hat or headpiece and the head piece needs to have a base of 4" or more.  All of the other enclosures you are able to wear a fascinator or hat of any description.   Ladies Day is always an excuse to look amazing no matter what your budget.  

Epsom Derby - Ladies Day -  1 June 2018

Epsom Ladies Day may find you competing for the title of 'Best Dressed Lady'.    If you are going on Investec Ladies' Day in the Queen's Stand ladies are asked to wear a hat or fascinator as they are for the hospitality areas, if you are going to be spending the day in the Grandstand Enclosure you are not required to wear a hat or fascinator but why would you not want to, you can't win the 'Best Dressed Lady' without one.    It may be a good idea to have a couple of fascinators just in case the weather isn't as you planned it and you may have to change your outfit at the last minute, an insurance fascinator.  You're sure to wear it another year anyway, especially if you choose a classic colour and design.

Whatever race meeting you are lucky to go to this year, have an amazing day and if you choose to buy a fascinator or hat from Prettycool.co.uk we would love to see some photographs and even put them onto our blog just to show everyone how amazing they look.

 

Looking Ahead to Wedding Season: Are You Accessorised?

Thursday, 1 February 2018  |  prettycool

February is the month of love, and all of those romantic Valentine's proposals sending young brides to be into a spin as to what they will wear on their big day. At PrettyCool, we understand that spring is a challenging time, since the weather is so changeable, and outdoor events can still be seriously chilly.

If you are getting married this spring, or you're heading off to a wedding in a cooler climate, knowing what to wear is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Equally if you were lucky enough to receive a beautiful diamond ring this Valentine’s day, it’s time to find the right accessories for your engagement party.

 

Dressing to impress at spring weddings

Being invited to a spring wedding always raises a dilemma.

It's probably going to be cold outside, and it may well be cold inside, especially if it's a church wedding. You won't want to attend in a duffle coat and thermals, but clever accessorising can help keep the cold out.

A wool suit always looks the part at a winter or spring wedding, and accessories will lift the outfit, making it classy and trendy as well as feeling warm.

The place to start is with your headwear. Fascinators continue to be the most popular option for weddings because they’re varied, inexpensive and easy to wear. Fascinators really do suit everyone, and the sheer range of colours makes them ideal for brightening up a wedding outfit.

Striking jewel colours such as ruby, emerald and sapphire always look spectacular against spring scenery. We love the cobalt blue sinamay hairband hat fascinator, which evokes the blue skies and crisp mornings of March and April.

If you've never worn a fascinator before, don't worry about how to place it on your head. Many are either set on a band so it’s on the perfect angle as soon as you wear it. Others have a clip attached to the base, so you can easily slide the fascinator into the hair.

So now your headgear is sorted, you need something to keep that cool spring breeze at bay. Team your outfit with a large, sweeping scarf that can keep your neck and shoulders warm. If it's not as cold as you expected, you can wear your scarf with elegance over one shoulder.

Grey and silver shades are trending for wedding dress colours this year, so if you want to complement the bridal outfit without treading on any toes, the grey faux fur rose scarf is ideal. Again, it’s a fashionable hue, offers the warmth you need for a spring wedding, and is completely cruelty-free.

 

 

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