Last week, the Countess of Wessex attended the General Assembly Meetings of The Church of Scotland in a pale grey hat worn with a black and white silk dress by Emilia Wickstead printed in an English country toile motif. Sophie has worn this dress with two very different hats, yielding very different looks:
Look 1: With a dramatic Jane Taylor black straw wave shaped hat with pointed ends, trimmed in Lady Amherst feathers at the Luxembourg royal wedding, October 20, 2012
Look 2: With a black straw Rachel Trevor Morgan saucer hat trimmed in a pinwheel of silk ruffles at a June 6, 2013 Buckingham Palace garden party (see a front view of this hat from another outing here)
Look 3: With a pale grey picture hat with flat crown and mushroom brim trimmed with feathers and silk organdie ribbon Jane Taylor at the General Assembly Meetings of The Church of Scotland on May 17, 2014 and on June 2, 2015 at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party celebrating the centennary of the Women’s Institute.
In some ways, it is unfair for me to ask which hat pairing with this dress you prefer because the hat we saw this week is obviously an attempt to dress down this outfit (done very successfully!) – I suppose this is less of a “this or that?” question and more of a “formal or less formal?”query. I remain curious, however, about which hat do you prefer with this Emilia Wickstead frock?
Photos from Getty and The Church of Scotland