Welcome to the website of hatsnstuff.co.uk. We specialise in making beautifully handcrafted designer fascinators and headpieces in a stunning and diverse range of colours but importantly our exciting collection is tailor made for you in the style and colours of your choice.
Successfully supplying home and international markets since 2004, all of our products are designed and made in the UK by our team of dedicated milliners and our designs range from sophisticated brimmed hats to substantial feather creations to stylish cocktail pieces to petite hair fascinators – all easy to wear, affordable and delivered to your door!
Our range of gorgeous colour options is extensive and covers every colour palette imaginable so if you are looking for a vibrant red or a pale mint green, we are sure to have a good colour match.
Throughout the centuries, hats and fascinators have always been at the centre of fashionable attire for the discerning lady and as fashions have changed and adapted to fit into modern life so has the choice of headwear. During the first half of the twentieth century, hats were always worn during the daytime and fascinators were generally worn to accessorise evening dress. Nowadays, hats and fascinators are worn to more formal occasions such as weddings, christening and funerals as well as to days out at horse racing events. Many brides are now opting to wear a fascinator rather than the traditional veil.
Traditionally and following royal etiquette, headwear has always been made tipped or trimmed to the right handside ie next to your right ear! But these days with so many different hairstyles, asymmetric dresses and trims, ladies are opting to position their hats and fascinators to either side.
Hats are traditionally defined as headwear which covers the crown of the head and which often sports a brim. Materials and trim used for making hats can vary considerably depending upon the occasion and season and can include fur, felt, leather, velvet, linen and straw. The process of making a hat involves blocking sinamay or parasisal (straw material) into a set shape for both the crown and the brim. A huge amount of expertise is needed to mould the material into the required shape. Once the crown and brim have been constructed and attached to each other, the trim of bows, feather sprays, flowers, loops, quills, crystal detailing and ribbons can be added to finish the look.
Originally, the term fascinator was used to refer to a fine, lacy head covering similar to a shawl which was made from wool, lace and feathers. However, today, ‘fascinator’ is a general term which relates to any type of hair accessory which is not a formal hat. Fascinators tend to be less formal in their look and allow more versatility with the use of materials. A significant amount of skill is required to combine the components used to make a fascinator effectively.
However, the distinction between a fascinator and a hat has become rather blurred of late and there is much discussion about whether a hat is a fascinator or vice versa.
Whichever term you want to use, there is no disputing our products are simply fabulous!
From our Blog
Fab Frocks and Fascinators Showcased At Newcastle Fashion Week
We had a fabulous time at Newcastle Fashion Week showing off our fascinators in the Fashion Front Row catwalk show.
Worried about how to wear your hatinator or your headpiece not staying put? See our helpful hints and tips.
Looking for a fascinator with NEXT day delivery. We do have a number of styles already made up. Please call our team on 01325 360710 for details of the range of styles in popular colours available immediately.
Our styles are available in all 64 colours in our range. For complete confidence prior to ordering, we can send swatches of sinamay material which you can colour match against your outfit. Contact us to let us know which colours you would like. This service is FREE and we aim to send out all colour samples within 48 hours.
Order by Phone
If you would like to order by telephone please call 01325 360710, our dedicated customer service team are ready to help.