And then there were eleven.
Eleven hats debuted in 2017 from eight different milliners worn on heads representing six different royal houses. Eleven new hats made of silk, straw, crin, felt and velvet adorned with ruffles, roses, twists, feathers, jewelled picks,silk abacca and lace.
One dome, three perchers, one pillbox, two upsweeps,a cartwheel, two saucers, and a boater – eleven stunning designs that we admired, discussed and chose as our favourites throughout the year. Eleven new designs that now, we narrow to a single winner. It’s time to crown the Top New Royal Hat of 2017.
Click on each photo to jump to original posts with additional photos, information and discussion. Your eleven finalists for Top New Royal Hat of 2017 are:
Zara Tindall’s blue velvet percher with silk abaca knot & peacock feathers by Juliette Botterill worn Mar 14
Queen Máxima’s grey felt picture hat with upswept brim by Fabienne Delvigne worn April 7 in Delft
Princess Anne’s cream straw hat with upswept brim and curling feathers worn May 20 in Scotland
Countess of Wessex’s plum straw oversized boater with silk roses by Jane Taylor at Ascot June 21
Princess Charlene’s navy felt hat with cartwheel brim by Gallia e Peter worn for National Day on Nov 19