Royal Shopping Trend: Fascinators 101

Regardless of our take on tuxedos (tails or no, depending on your side of the pond) or Kate Middleton's dressmaker choice (Sarah Burton and McQueen, after all!) there's one thing that American shoppers took to en masse during the royal wedding: Media outlets from the Wall Street Journal to are reporting on our head-on fascinator fixation.

Over the last few weeks, the Feast/Shop editors have been more than a bit fascinated with the pint-size toppers, too. Between gown and hat speculation from coast to coast, we've grabbed chats with hat masters to break down the etymology of the term "fascinator" itself (The Feast/Shop L.A.), to touring through a studio-full of clip/veil hybrids (The Feast/Shop NYC).

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