Meghan Markle's M&S Wedding Fascinator Rocked, So Here's 11 High Street Styles For The Uninitiated
Wedding season has well and truly arrived. But forget what the bride's wearing, it's the guests' outfits that I'm totally obsessing over. Well, accessories in particular. Hats, fascinators, whatever you want to call them, headpieces are tricky to get right. I mean, what are the rules? Do you have to wear one? And how big and colourful should it be? Well, Meghan Markle's Marks & Spencer fascinator might hold the answers to all of your questions.
On Sunday, she arrived arm-in-arm with Prince Harry for the wedding of his cousin, Celia McCorquodale. Wearing a gorgeous (and pretty expensive dress) dress from Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2019 collection, the Duchess of Sussex decided to go down her sister-in-law's favourite route and choose a high street white fascinator. But not just any high street white fascinator, this was an M&S white fascinator (sorry, couldn't resist).
While you could follow in Markle's footsteps by buying her exact design, there are plenty of other options to browse that won't cost the earth. Whether you want a stand-out red number or something a little more subtle, the high street has it all.
Here, I've scoured every store to find the best wedding-appropriate headpieces to throw on this summer. And they're all under £50 (you can thank me later.)
1Pillbox Bow Fascinator
2Lemon Spot Bow Fascinator
3Stacey Sinamay Clip
4Linear Waves Headband
5Vixen Flower Headband
6Sage Loop Fascinator
7Metallic Leaf Hairband
8Textured Fascinator Bow
9Bow Hair Tie
10Tilly Teardrop Fascinator
11Orange Feather Veil Headband
Anything designed by Julien Macdonald is set to turn heads. This bright orange accessory has elegance and allure in equal measure. (Note that this one probably isn't for any wallflowers out there.)
12Jenna Jewel Hair Clip
A wedding is one of the only times where you can go all out. So why not invest in a headpiece? Remember, however, that there are a few things to take into consideration.
One: Ensure that your headpiece won't block the view of everyone else sitting behind you. Bigger can sometimes be better but it's never good when you've stopped the bride's great nan from witnessing that kiss. Two: Check that you can go about your normal socialising business without getting your headpiece caught. Air kissing is a hat lover's best friend. And three: Pick something that you're guaranteed to be comfortable in. There's nothing worse than feeling the need to sort your hair out every five seconds.
Hope that helps!