‘New’ Hat From the Past #37

Royal Hatstwenty-five years to October 20, 1992 and a graphic statement hat worn on a visit to Germany. This design, with stacked blue and green bumper brims, packs quite a wallop of visual punch. It is another stick-in-your-mind hat that I’m surprised not to have seen before – I imagine it will be familiar to many of you but thought it was way too much fun not to revisit.

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Please use the comments to also share any hats or royal hat news from today.

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15 thoughts on “‘New’ Hat From the Past #37

  1. For reasons I can’t quite put my finger on, I like the solid green one quite a bit and the two-toned one not at all. It’s not the hair covered in the front, since that’s true of both. It might just be that in the case of the two-toned, I can’t separate the hat from the outfit, and really don’t like either!

    Which brings a question to mind – Diana notably gave away some of her day outfits, which at least in the case of her sisters and the Duchess of York, were later photographed on their new owners, and then had that big auction toward the end of her life. What do you suppose has happened to any of these probably unusable and yet very recognizable outdated outfits of HM? Are there gigantic closets in all of her residences holding them? I can’t imagine they’re given away to thrift shops, as regular people might do!

    • Her designer Stewart Parvin at least is on record as saying that The Queen gets a lot of wear from many of her outfits and often sends them back for repairs/renovations. Some of her hats get makeovers too as we know. Obviously important historical items get kept for posterity as do all of our comments! I think there probably ARE giant closets. BTW for the record re hat 39 I did not suggest that the print was Hawaiian it was another commenter. I can’t imagine The Queen ever wearing a hat with a Hawaiian print hatband even in Hawaii or Florida and certainly not in Moscow on a State visit. Nor do I believe she has ever worn gingham even as a trim on her hat no matter what the newspapers say. She is a bold and adventurous hat wearer though.

  2. Dear me! That green hat looks like a maze or something from Dr. Seuss! It’s dreadful and I can’t imagine why Her Majesty went out of her dressing room with that thing on her head no matter what it cost. Someone must have convinced her it was chic.

  3. I remember seeing this in pictures from the same event. The hat reminds me of this one worn in Rome in October 2000: Embed from Getty Images
    Embed from Getty ImagesThis was referred to as the ‘helter skelter’ hat – and from the back, you can see why. Embed from Getty Images
    I don’t recall either of these hats having a second wearing.

  4. I quite like this combination of colors with the suit – don’t like the blouse, especially the bow.
    This vaguely reminds me of a honey pot we had growing up – very sweet!

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