Props & Frocks stock a huge range of fancy dress hats to either complete your fancy dress outfit or to follow a theme that has been set. Sometimes the theme may just be ‘hats’ and this gives the chance to wear a ‘normal’ hat that you may own already, or one of our fabulous fancy dress hats.
Our hats come in all themes, and are really good value for money. If you are thinking of hosting your own ‘hat’ party, it is always worth purchasing a few spares just in case some of your guests ‘forget’ that it was themed!
Rather than purchasing an entire fancy dress outfit, just be purchasing a specific hat and possibly one or two other fancy dress accessories you can put your own costume together at home very cost effectively.
Most hats are only available in 1 size. Hats can be made smaller by adding some draught excluder, or tissue to the inside rim.
So do you find fascinators fascinating? (At this point we lose a proportion of readers who haven’t the faintest idea what we’re talking about although we did briefly mention them yesterday). Depending upon your point of view, a fascinator is either an anorexic hat which, in the wrong hands, can sometimes make it look like a bird has crash-landed on your head, or a tarted-up headband with attitude. Whatever your viewpoint, fascinators are useful as they can work with your hairstyle without disturbing it, and they are normally cheaper than a fully-fledged hat. There is also a half-way point between hat and fascinator, such as the mini-top hats as seen in union-jack colours during the Jubilee, or the saucy styles used with some burlesque/saloon girl outfits.
Originally the fascinator look was most commonly seen during the Nineteen-Forties/Fifties when millinery materials were in short supply and one ‘made do’. However the style is again proving popular, especially at weddings possibly because of the austerity thing, but also because style-icon Duchess Catherine/Kate of Cambridge favours them. (Is there anything she does not look good in?). We are just counting the days until she is invited to a costume/fancy dress party so we can sell out of whatever she chooses to wear.