2013 was a stellar year for royal hats with major royal events in Great Britain, The Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium (along with Ascot and royal weddings in Luxembourg, Sweden and The Netherlands). Amidst streams of beautiful, bold and sometimes bizarre royal hats, there was one millinery trend that took us all by surprise and stands out above all others.
2013 Royal Hat Trend #1- Rebirth of the Toque
At first, I was not a fan of this hybrid turban-pillbox hat. I end the year, however, knowing more about the history of the toque and having warmed up to its unique shape. While it is a hat style we have seen primarily on Queen Máxima and Queen Mathilde, Queen Margrethe appeared in a toque last month… maybe we will see more toques in 2014. Please click on the photos below to link back to their original post and photo credit information. All hats below (except for the black one worn by Queen Margrethe) were designed by Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne.