During a day in West Sussex today, Queen Elizabeth visited Chichester Festival Theatre and Canine Partners charity. For this visit, she repeated her pale pink felt hat with slim wrapped hatband, side looped bow and ivory ostrich feather pouf.
We’ve seen this domed crown and short brimmed shape on Her Majesty a few times- it works well here with the feathers balancing out the high crown. I particularly like the layered hatband, a simple design feature that adds a surprising amount of movement and texture to the design. The hat is subtle but that’s exactly what was needed not to overpower the accompanying coat; the entire ensemble is delicately subtle (no small feat when using heavier winter materials like the felt and wool here) and that’s a big reason why it works so well.