I am so honoured to welcome back our three guest royal milliners, Christie Murray, Fiona Mangan, and Jill Courtemanche, to share their thoughts on the hats worn today on the fourth day of Royal Ascot! We’re going to lead off with the Queen , who wore her fourth new hat this week in coral pink straw. The design features a slightly indented crown with domed centre, a short upturned brim, straw curls at the side and a sweeping bunch of feathers in mixed shades of pink.
Jill: Queen Elizabeth looks divine today, this color is splendid on her! This is my favorite hat of the week on her and definitely my favorite hat of the day. I particularly like the trim on this hat, it works beautifully with the angered shape of the crown and the profiled brim. This hat walks the line between tailored and feminine beautifully.
Christie: I love this colour so I’m already biased going in to this look. What a gorgeous hat. I love her Majesty with an upturned brim, and the feather work is just to die for. I wonder if they could have snuck the tiniest white accent in to the hat somehow? But otherwise I just love this.
Royal Hats: I also love the colour, the scale and the brim shape. It’s such a fantastic hat and I dearly wish it was shown more effectively with a better tailored coat (a coat with a small collar, please). This ensemble has potential to be amazing and it’s disappointing to see another ill-fitting coat drag down such a beautiful hat.
Fiona: This is my favourite look of Queen Elizabeth so far, the coral is a great colour on her. Loving the feathers, there’s a lovely structure to them yet they appear to have movement creating just the right amount of drama. Not mad on the spiral of sinamay – these never cut it for me, but the detail on the coat cuffs, pocket edges and covered buttons pick up the elegant patterned dress beautifully.
Designer: Angela Kelly
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Do you join in our collective love for this hat?