Hat From the Past

Royal Hats The Duchess of York at the Queen’s Plate in Toronto, July 23, 1987 proving that hats with sweeping diagonal brims aren’t such a new idea.

Photo from Getty as indicated

9 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. Is this the same hat? Another view of it
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    The Duchess of York was ahead of fashion in 1988 wearing a version of a perched bar ! 😃
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  2. I do like the shape of the hat, just not the trim or the flower. It is a shame the way their marriage fell apart and the way the media tries to make fun of people for what they wear when this is not bad for this time and date.

  3. I was there at the Queen’s Plate when she wore this but didn’t get a great view of the hat as I only saw her when she drove past in the carriage. I do remember thinking this was one of her prettier looks. While the embellishment on the hat is not up to today’s trimming standards, this was a very pretty hat.

  4. I love this! All the right places are covered up and the hat is a classic shape – plus she’s got Andrew next to her 😉

  5. I like the shape of this hat, and you could easily work it today, minus that yellow trim (which didn’t match the dress anyway) and that cheap looking fake flower on it. The floral dress looks dated and it was as frumpy then as it is now.

  6. The trimming may be a bit dated (but nothing that Anne wouldn’t still pull out to wear today), but overall this is actually a pretty modern hat. If you want to feel really old, this photo is dated exactly 5 months before I was born.

  7. Ah I remember this from the time! She got a lot of flak did Fergie (okay, lots of it was fair enough!) but it wasn’t all bad. This was a great outfit I remember. That hat is really dramatic and looked fab on her. The Canadian tour was a old one for her fashion wise, though peak 80s! Looking back at the way she was castigated in the press for her fashion, it’s just a shame that her daughters get much of the same treatment…

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