Day Two of Indian State Visit To Sweden

Queen Silvia used the second day of the Indian state visit to Sweden yesterday as an occasion to début a new hat. The calot hat, which looks to be made of straw, was clearly custom dyed to match the Queen’s turquoise silk dress. We often see Queen Silvia in hats the same hue as her clothing and while this approach to hat wearing often creates a one-note, boringly matchy ensemble for other royals, Silvia carries it off well. Why? I think the keys are hair and hat shape. Silvia’s dark hairstyle creates enough contrast between hat and outfit, especially when the hat is a pillbox or calot style worn on the back of her head. This monochrome approach to daytime royal dress does not work for everyone but Queen Silvia seems to have it down to a successful science.

Queen Silvia, June 1, 2015 | Royal Hats

Designer: unknown
Previously Worn: This hat is new

Photo from The Swedish Royal Court

6 thoughts on “Day Two of Indian State Visit To Sweden

  1. I’m so pleased to see that Princess Victoria’s husband Daniel appears to be comfortable in his role with the royal family and visiting dignitaries.

  2. What you said about Silvia being able to pull off ensembles like this is very true; her hair color and style most certainly break up the monotony of the outfit. She looks so good in bright colors.

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