The first day of races this year also saw hats worn on a few noble British heads. The Duchess of Rutland topped her wonderfully fitted 1950s-esque coat with a percher hat trimmed with an oversize pale blue rose studded with net tulle veil. The hat is the “Full Bloom” design by Edwina Ibbotson Millinery.
Ascot Ambassador Natalie Rushdie’s black Catherine Walker hat with cartwheel brim overlaid in feathers
Irish milliner Jennifer Wynne in large cream upswept saucer with pink floral trim of her own design
A Petershams Millinery supplies staffer in a black straw disk hat brilliantly self-decorated in gold constellations
UK-based Australian milliner Lisa Tan in a navy textured straw boater of her own design with trailing ribbons
Lucy Verasamy’s graphic black and white Vivien Sheriff feather trimmed saucer
Nazer Bullen in Edwina Ibbotson’s large picture hat with brim of silk apple blossoms