Turn Heads With Red Fascinators: 5 Fun Ways To Rock Them
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Turn Heads With Red Fascinators: 5 Fun Ways To Rock Them

31 / Jan / 2024
5 min read

They’re often overlooked, but accessories play a vital role in elevating an outfit. Headwear, in particular, can make all the difference in turning a simple look into something that’s more special — or event-appropriate. If you’re up for something truly bold, a red fascinator is the perfect pick.

Nothing quite makes a statement better than a bold red fascinator! Is it the one for you? Read more to find out. 

Why Do They Call It a Fascinator?

The origins of the “fascinator” date back to the early 20th century. The word originally referred to a lightweight headpiece adorned with feathers, lace and other elements and fastened to the hair with a comb or a clip.

The word “fascinator” comes from the Latin “fascinare,” which means “to enchant or bewitch.” Today, a fascinator is synonymous with decorative headpieces that add flair or charm to any outfit.

Should a Fascinator Match the Shoes or the Dress?

The debate on whether a fascinator should match the shoes or the dress is still alive and ongoing. The general rule of thumb is to match the fascinator with the dress. This creates a cohesive and polished look. However, it is not a strict rule! We always say, #WearWhatYouLove and that definitely goes for this scenario. Take your personal style into account and style your fascinator however you feel! If you’re bold enough for a colour clash, do it! You don’t really need to have everything matchy-matchy to look great.

While it’s still not as mainstream as other types of headwear, fascinators will continue to rise in popularity thanks to their versatility — they’re the perfect outfit toppers for so many special occasions, from weddings to Spring Racing. 

Ready to wear a fascinator and want to make a bold statement? Here are 5 ways to style one in red.

5 Ways to Style a Red Fascinator

Classic Elegance 

mod red fascinator

Match your red fascinator with a little black dress for the ultimate classic look. The contrast of the bold colours creates a striking yet timeless ensemble. 

Garden Party Chic 

frida floral crown

Florals and red make a great combination. Choose a dress that has some hints of red or warm tones so the look ties in together seamlessly. 

Nautical Glamour

love me do red fascinator

We don’t know about you, but there’s something so fresh about red, white and blue. A red fascinator paired with a navy dress with touches of white makes for a refined look. 

Monochromatic Magic

poppy red fascinator

Go red on red! There’s nothing quite like a monochromatic look, especially when the colour is bold. You don’t really need much else. 

Bohemian Flair

paloma bow fascinator

Need something breezy? Pair your red fascinator with a flowy, patterned maxi dress for a touch of boho chic. 

Whether you're attending a wedding, a day at the races, or a garden party, a red fascinator can be the perfect finishing touch to elevate your style.