Over the past three years, the Duchess of Cornwall has appeared numerous times in several versions of the same hat style. This particular straw hat follows the general shape of a cloche with a long brim that is extended down even further around the front of the hat- this extended brim is folded up in a gently rounded curve over the crown of the hat. Camilla has six iterations of this hat style so far:
Enjoying the Melbourne Cup, November 6, 2012 and Trooping the Colour, June 13, 2014
UPDATE: Since this post was published, Camilla has added these iterations of this shape to her wardrobe:
Camilla is able to carry large-footprint hats very well and this style provides a large hat with a brim that does not obstruct her face (it’s no coincidence each of the above hats was worn at a high profile event). It also seems to be a hat style designed to work well with Camilla’s feathered hairstyle, which provides balance to the strong upward movement of the hat. I just wonder if six versions of the same distinctive hat shape is too much of a good thing?
Photo from Getty as indicated