HEADY TIMES

Life & Style Weekend - - STUFF -

Fas­ci­na­tors do lit­tle more than perch on women’s heads, but where did this fash­ion­able fas­ci­na­tion come from? Al­lure.com re­ports that dur­ing the Tu­dor pe­riod, span­ning the years 1485 and 1603, the fash­ion of the time dic­tated that English and Welsh women wear veils, pill­box hats and curls. The pop­u­lar­ity of head­wear in Europe and be­yond grew and mor­phed through­out the cen­turies, but never faded even dur­ing the flap­per era of the 1920s. Fas­ci­na­tors, which is a millinery term, were orig­i­nally a light­weight knit­ted head cov­er­ing pop­u­larised in the 18th cen­tury. But by the 1990s it meant any for­mal head­wear. They are usu­ally worn on spe­cial oc­ca­sions like race days and wed­dings.

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