Along with the nude shoe and pantyhose, the Duchess of Cambridge has brought hats back into fashion. A few years ago, the only hats you could find were oversized straw numbers with neon colored flowers, or a wide-brimmed black number perfect for the most morbid of funerals. Nowadays, you can find a chic headpiece anywhere, from Wal-Mart to Marks and Spencer and all the way up to custom millinery.
I have little doubt that this is due to Kate’s influence. She and Pippa are spearheading a campaign to bring hats back. While they seem to be well integrated into British culture, Americans are experiencing a fascination with the accessories. We want fascinators! We want hats! We want them to look like Kate’s fascinators and hats!
The Duchess of Cambridge has worn several different styles of hats and fascinators, and will certainly debut some fabulous headpieces on her upcoming Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. Doll Dressed Up sells some wonderful Kate-inspired headpieces, and they can create custom orders to suit your dream repliKate headpiece.
I chose the Fawn Fascinator in hopes of matching my L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps in Taupe and to coordinate with my Easter dress (which is, of course, a repliKate too!). The fascinator was more delightful than I had hoped for. The small felt disc was embellished with beautiful tulle, net, and flower decorations. The piece is perfect for church on Easter Sunday, for a wedding ensemble, or to go out to the horse races/polo game/Royal-inspired tea party. It is glamorous and fashionable, without being ostentatious.
Every closet needs a nice hat, and Doll Dressed Up is offering 15% off for WWKD readers with the code “fascinator15”! Create a Kate-inspired Easter look, wedding ensemble, or outfit for the races with these adorable hats! Click here to peruse their shop and select one of your very own!