There is one annual event in Australia that is almost synonymous for words like 'hat' or 'fascinator', that being the Melbourne Cup. It's the one time in the year that I bet on horse racing (if you call a $2 bet in the office sweepstakes betting!)
My sweeps horse, Precedence, didn't win but to make up for it I had a fabulous (though slightly silly) hat to wear to the occasion!
It's an extravaganza of ruffled tulle passed down to me by my grandmother's sister in-law. I'd place it in the 60s. To be entirely anachronistic I wore it with a 40s silk jacket and a 50s floral sundress which you can also see in the above photo.
I hope any Australian readers out there had a more successful Melbourne Cup than I!