A few weeks ago, we looked at the flat brimmed hats worn by Queen Elizabeth. Looking at The Queen’s millinery wardrobe, there are a few other hat shapes that are frequently repeated. Today, we’re going to look at one of the more unusual shapes, a shape I’m calling the “Teardrop Crown”.
Update- since this post was published, the Queen has added the following hats in this same shape:
These hats, all designed by Angela Kelly, have slightly different brims but clearly used the same hat form to construct the crown. While this shape intrigues me, I think the point of the teardrop, when faced straight forward, makes this hat look too much like a torpedo to be truly attractive. I think the most successful design of this hat shape is the last one, in royal blue, where the larger brim and decorative knot balance out the teardrop shaped crown. Each one of these teardrop hats certainly has it’s own individual character – which one of these teardrop hats is your favourite?
Photos from Getty as indicated