To celebrate Crown Princess Mary’s 47th birthday today, we’re taking a look at all of the blue designs in her millinery closet. We have seen Mary step out in six blue hats of varied shades and shapes- here they are in the order they have been worn:
1. 2. 3.
Designer: Susanne Juul; unknown; Susanne Juul
Introduced: May 5, 2004; August 31, 2005; November 3, 2009
Designer: both are Susanne Juul
Introduced: September 17, 2011; January 15, 2012; updated with feather trim October 4, 2016
Introduced: April 30, 2013
While material and colour provide some of the great contrast here, I’m more taken with the diversity of shape that covers some unusually high crowns and brims of all sizes. I’ll always have a soft spot for the ice blue stovepipe cloche (#1) worn during her engagement, a hat that topped such a great look for Mary and signaled this newcomer was not afraid to bravely experiment with unique hats. If forced to choose a favourite, I’d go with the straw beret (#3) for the beautiful curved lines that flatter the face so well. What hats stand out most to you in this group?