Would You Wear a Fascinator to a Summer Wedding?

This topper is much more than a fancy hat.

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Philip Treacy creation

Sarah Jessica Parker in a Philip Treacy creation (Photo: Shaun Curry/AFP/Getty Images).

Getting a blowout before a summer wedding is a basic requirement, but accessorizing a perfect hair day is not taken into consideration quite as often as it should be. For a more formal event, finishing off an outfit with an artful topper is a tasteful way to stand out from the crowd. And no one does it better than milliner Philip Treacy.

Philip Treacy Sinamay and Buntal Straw Mesh Headpiece, $4,020, Net-A-Porter.com

Philip Treacy Sinamay and Buntal Straw Mesh Headpiece, $4,020, Net-A-Porter.com (Photo: Courtesy Net-A-Porter).

Lady Gaga is a fan of his fanciful headwork, as are Joan Collins, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyoncé and Lorde, proving that a fascinator can be easily adopted by fashionable types of all ages. This pink and black iteration, made to flatter the profile, features a straw sinamay overlay with a tangle of fuchsia ribbons and organza roses to match. While the creation by Mr. Treacy may seem tricky to master, a hidden headband makes it just the opposite. Slide the headpiece on, position it accordingly, et voila: One becomes the best-dressed person in the room. Or at least the most fascinating one.

Would You Wear a Fascinator to a Summer Wedding?