My post earlier today about the hat worn by the Duchess of Cambridge four years ago yielded a number of interesting comments. One reader reminded me that Kate paired this blue coat with a different hat in 2010; this got me thinking about how hats can look entirely different when paired with different outfits and how some royals (Kate, Princess Mary, Queen Máxima, and The Countess of Wessex to name a few) mix and match their hats with different outfits to varying degrees of success. This inspired a new feature on the blog, something I’m calling “This or That”. Today, I’m going to ask you, dear readers, which of Kate’s hats you prefer with this Jane Troughton brocade coat? I’m interested to hear your opinions!
In a cornflower blue Jane Corbet hat for Prince Phillip’s 90th Birthday, June 10, 2011
In another Jane Corbet hat for the August 14, 2009 wedding of Hugh Van Cutsem and Alice Haddon-Patten
Photos from Getty as indicated