Princess Anne surprised yesterday in a hat that I suspect is new. The navy straw design features a short, upswept brim and is trimmed with a generous pouff of cream and tan feathers.
Jill: Although this is a hat shape we have often seen on Princess Anne, I think it suits her well and I like the combination of straw and silk which is perfect for the cooler weather. I very much like the cream piping on the brim, it brightens the whole hat to her face but my favorite part is definitely the trim. It has a bit of a “hunt” feeling which seems to be right on point and is perfect with her cream jacket, (those oversized buttons are divine).
Royal Hats: I also love the cream piping on the brim which adds such a sharp, polished finish. I’m less enthralled about the feather explosion trim but since it looks like this is a new hat for Anne (and one that looks like it belongs in this century!), I’m not going to complain one bit! It is a great pairing with her ivory coat.
Fiona: Love her white coat with that statement rolled collar and that interesting necklace, but the hat I feel is a little dated with a lot of fussy feather trimming. She tends to wear the higher-crowned, narrow-brimmed hats a lot – I’d like to see a slightly wide brim on Anne, I think she could carry it. The detail around the brim edge is very nice with that thin line of white. But I do love her coat, I think it makes her glow and shows off her porcelain complexion beautifully!
Christie: It’s lovely and refreshing to see that Princess Anne is wearing navy and ivory this year. I wasn’t a huge fan of her many brown elements last year, although she still managed to sneak in some brown feathers in the centre of her trim! All in all, I think that this is a well executed and age appropriate look. I’m glad that her milliner has used mesh sinamay in her brim, as it works well with her pleated bind and sisal crown.
Previously Worn: I really do think this hat is new!
It’s not every day that we get to review a new hat for Princess Anne and I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this design!