We kick off coverage of the second day of Royal Ascot again, with Her Majesty. For the second day in a row, Queen Elizabeth wore a hat in our second colour of choice (!), debuting a painterly design in pale blue straw. The hat features a tall, slightly flared and sloped crown with a flat brim and is trimmed with a layered silk hatband and handmade silk peony blooms and rose buds.
As we’ve come to expect from Rachel Trevor Morgan, the hat is beautifully balanced with subtle nuances in shape (that ever so slight raise in the brim on one side) and exquisitely beautiful trim. I think the colour contrast between the blue hat and pink flowers needs some help from the silk floral printed dress to relate and Parvin’s design of the coat, with buttons that stop a little higher than many of the Queen’s other coats and a neckline that peeks open, helps make this happen.
Previously Worn: This ensemble is new.