The annual races at Cheltenham kicked off today with Zara Phillips Tindall in attendance. Zara often uses this event to debut new hats and today, she chose a percher cocktail piece in the most beautiful shade of aubergine. Described by milliner Bridget Robbins as a “plum velour teardrop percher with silk rose and plum pheasant feather”, this hat is a stylishly dramatic piece that I thought looked fantastic on Zara. Monochrome ensembles can be tough to pull off and I love how she matched the hat’s floral embellishment to her burgundy coat, leaving the purple hat base to stand on its own in subtle contrast.
Previously Worn: this hat is new