We tend to associate Queen Máxima with soaring, upswept brim picture hats but another royal who has embraced this style and worn it with great success is the Duchess of Cornwall. One of these designs in the Duchess’ millinery closet is a version in ecru and gold finely woven windowpane lattice straw, trimmed with flying straw twists. Camilla has paired this hat with four coats since its debut:
Look #1: With a taupe silk striped coat and pale green silk patterned dress by Vivienne Westwood to the Ascot races, June 16, 2009
Look #2: With a pale blue and oyster silk embellished coat by Anna Valentine worn April 29, 2011 for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, June 14, 2011 to Royal Ascot and June 13, 2016 for the Order of the Garter service
Look #4: With a taupe and cream colour blocked coat dress worn to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on May 19, 2016
I’m curious, dearest readers, which pairing do you think works best?