Hat From the Past

Royal Hats to 1966 and a perplexing hat worn by Princess Margaret to a service at Westminster Abbey. To my dear reader sleuths- any front views you can provide to help make sense of this hat (shape, colour, material) would be greatly appreciated!

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26 thoughts on “Hat From the Past

  1. There are certain Hats from the Past which I long to see in colour, in quality photos and video — those all-or-nothing hats which exist outside the narrow realm of good taste –which are either going to look jaw-droppingly sensational — or terrible. For me this is one of those hats. Sigh.

  2. Gosh, this is a weird style! Reminiscent of the hat shape the Queen wore for Prince Charles’ investiture, but clearly Margaret decorated with all the ends of ribbon she had left over from gift wrapping… I guess the hat shape was a Thing back then, but then look at all the ruffled collar and cuffs etc that are added to the very … er…Textured hat! It wasn’t a sleek era, was it?

    • Bristol, I absolutely agree!
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      • Great connection. Queen Elizabeth’s tudor investiture hat was by Simone Mirman, who by then was a longtime milliner to her and other members of the royal family. Perhaps she made Princess Margaret’s hat as well?

  3. Interestingly, though we’re not seeing it in color, the heavily woven fabric on the back of the coat, with all the stuff at the neck, looks remarkably similar to the “tribal” coat of Princess Diana that we were discussing in the previous post!

  4. It looks like the kind of hat you would make if the only materials you were given were 100 first place state fair ribbons. Strange.

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