We continue our look at the floral themed hats and headpieces worn at Princess Adrienne’s christening with those worn by her grandmothers, aunts and cousins. Queen Silvia topped her pale grey silk wool cloqué embossed floral dress with a padded headpiece in the same fabric. While the design looks like a pillbox or calot hat from the front, back and side views confirm it is an open ring with geometric shaped back.
I’ve written before my thoughts on this style of headpiece- I’m not a particular fan. This one is not helped by the bland colour or the distinct pattern of the cloqué fabric, which ties it to the dress to a degree that a ‘matchy-matchy’ label feels inevitable. The dress is beautiful and I wonder how it might have paired with a smart straw hat instead.
Previously Worn: This headpiece is new
Crown Princess Victoria topped her floral dress with a cream tri-ringed headpiece trimmed with large beige and cream silk cabbage roses. We’ve seen Victoria in two twins of this piece (see here and here), all which link to the headpiece Queen Silvia wore in August 1970 for Prince Carl Philip’s christening. While she wears the design well, it makes a lovely nostalgic nod and it fit the floral theme of yesterday’s event, three versions of such a distinctive style is enough for me – I’d love to see something different on Victoria.
Previously Worn: this hat is new
Princess Sofia wore a large ecrcu silk floral headpiece tucked behind her left ear. It’s a pretty design, albeit nondescript design that paired especially well with her drop pearl earrings, relaxed chignon and floral dress.
Previously Worn: This design is new
Chris’ sister Tatjana d’Abo wore an embellished gold headband while her daughter, Anouska, who was named as one of Princess Adrienne’s godparents, wore a Philip Treacy designed pink straw percher with lace trimmed veil. Chris’ other sister, Countess Natascha Abensperg und Traun, also wore a Philip Treacy design (silk flowers made by Anfisa Korelova). Her domed grey straw percher is trimmed with pink and white handmade silk flowers, green silk leaves and grey feathers.