The Earl and Countess of Wessex have taken part in the 2014 General Assembly Meetings of The Church of Scotland this week. For these two events, Sophie has debuted new and very lovely hats. The first, worn on May 17, is a newly renovated oyster mushroom brimmed picture hat with flat, shallow crown. This hat was originally trimmed with a large, flying cream bow which has been removed and replaced with wispy, curling black feathers, ecru feathers and ecru crin twists. The new trim slightly overwhelms the hat and I think I preferred its previous version.
The second is this beret style cocktail that the designer described as “a bespoke beaded lace beret with feather wing detail & handmade silk rose.” This hat is more delicate and decidedly feminine. It’s another great shape for Sophie (maybe a better shape?) although I would love to see her in some more saturated colour.
Designer: Jane Taylor
These two hats showcase Sophie’s dual millinery styles (edgy and a little daring on one side, soft and lovely on the other). Which one of these hats do you prefer?
Photos from The Church of Scotland