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Fascinators for Weddings

Tuesday, 30 January 2018  |  prettycool


We have been selling hats and fascinators for a long time now and know our collection is really well priced and has designs suitable for all ages and occasions.  The most popular occasion would be for a wedding guest and the prices of our fascinators is not going to break the bank after all the expense of being a guest at a wedding. 

Our fascinators have been divided into colours to make it easier for you to search for the correct shade.  They include hairband fascinators, clip fascinators, comb fascinators and some that have both comb and hairband to give the versatility to choose how you wish to wear them.  

Although we think fascinators for weddings are the most popular with Ladies Day events all through the year at Ascot, Epsom and many other race courses the increase of ladies completing their outfit with a hat or fascinator for events like these is ever increasing.  

Ladies are becoming more and more adventurous in choosing the design of hat or fascinator and we are always adding new designs to meet their expectations and at the same time still keeping our prices low wherever possible.  

Many of our hairband fascinators can be worn on either side of the head and some can be slid along the hairband to enable you to wear it wherever you wish.  The versatility of a comb or a clip fascinator means you can wear it in any hairstyle including a side bun, a chignon, a french pleat and many other sophisticated and elegant styles that you prefer.  The hairband fascinator is always a good choice if you are wearing your hair down and just want something easy to wear and they are also a good idea for someone with hair that is fine as a comb or a hair clip may slip out.  

At Prettycool we do understand how difficult it is to match colours to your outfit which is why are returns policy is excellent and you are welcome to return the fascinator should it not be the right shade.  Please see our Delivery & Returns  for details.   Many customers order two or three fascinators in different shades to try and find one that matches and return the ones that aren't quite right.

If you are lucky enough to be in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot you will need a fascinator or hat base that measures at least 4" in diameter.  All of our descriptions include measurements to enable you to make an informed choice of size.

Whichever colour, design or fitting you choose we hope you enjoy your day and we know you will look amazing!


Romantic Style for Weddings in 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018  |  prettycool

Beautiful romantic looking Bria Maxi Dress from Coast this season 2018, stunning to wear to a wedding and looks amazing with one of our fascinators 




Caring For Your Fascinator or Hat

Thursday, 18 June 2015  |  prettycool

Fascinator and hat season is upon us, with Ladies Day at Ascot in full flow today and the wedding season peaking.

If you have bought a fascinator or hat this year and have had it a while before the occasion it might just need a little lift. If it is made with sinamay which is the straw mesh type material this is easily moulded back into shape by applying a little steam and the sinamay can then be manipulated or straightened if you should wish to.

Like many people you may being wearing a fascinator or hat from a previous occasion and the above would also apply to this. Some of the feathers may be looking a little drab, if so and if there are plenty on there why not just snip them off at the base, you would never notice and you could even reinvent it by buying some odd feathers and adding another colour to coordinate with a different outfit. A classic Hat or fascinator will never go out of fashion so why not make use of it.

We still have plenty of fascinators and hats for sale at Pretty Cool and as always can give advice on styles via email or by telephone 01438 545 181.

Whatever occasion you're attending, we all hope you have an amazing day and would love to have some photographs of our stunning customers to add to our Facebook page.


Fascinating Info!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013  |  prettycool

Once thought to be a thing of the past, ornate head wear for ladies is turning many heads these days. In 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed a stunning red headpiece when she arrived in Canada. Her fascinator was perfect for the Canada Day Celebrations as it contained a beautiful red maple leaf.

At the recent royal wedding, fascinators were very popular. In fact, many guests showed up with them and perhaps the most talked about was the headpiece worn by Princess Beatrice. This highly unusual hat was in the shape of a pretzel and received worldwide recognition. Eventually, it sold at an online auction for over £81,000.


We Love Fascinators

Saturday, 11 May 2013  |  prettycool

Now, that word fascinators should send Philip Treacy into a bull like rage at a Spanish bull fight. In last months Grazia magazine it was published that 'Philip Treacy declares fascinators are over: They are no more than headbands with a feather stuck on!'.

The really strange thing is, he's said the same words and declarations so many times. In May 2012 Grazia Daily published an article saying 'Philip Treacy on shopping with Sarah Burton, hating Fascinators, and his JFK grudge'. Watching the Royal Ascot coverage is another real joke, with snobbish remarks from male so-called fashion experts commenting on how hats are more stylish when most of the ones they show are in fact a large fascinator or headpiece, because they don't like the term 'Fascinator'. The so-called fashion experts also love to feature the same designer styles, costing many hundreds of pounds and really can't grasp that the vast majority of ladies visiting Ascot are very normal, middle income, and want to look fab on a realistic budget.

Why can't these designers realise that We Love Fascinators? They feel comfortable and can be easily removed or changed without your hair being left flat on your head. We know this is true, as year on year we at Pretty Cool sell more fascinators every year in the £20 - £30 bracket, and guess what - every year they get bolder and more vivid in colour, proving ladies really want to make a statement and look fantastic at the races, or a wedding, or any other excuse to look and feel great!


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