The popularity of the fascinator hat started in the UK at weddings, mostly events where people want to appear upper class, glammed up and in need for people to notice your amazing sense of style. A fascinator is a good alternative to a hat. It doesn’t get in the way, and very creative. It’s either worn on, clipped to hair or worn with headbands in the process of taking it off so as not to mess up your hair do. They are much cheaper than hats, and are an exception.