I’m so happy to welcome Toronto-based milliner Jay Cheng, creator of Jaycow Millinery, to share her thoughts about today’s royal hats at Ascot
The Duchess of Cambridge made her third appearance at Royal Ascot today in a sidesweeping saucer hat. Made of pale blue sinamay, the oval-shaped formed saucer is trimmed with silk flowers beneath the raised side of the brim. I understand floral trim is made in the Japanese tradition of somebana.
Jay Cheng: I am in love with Kate. What a regal style icon. A breathtaking ensemble, romantic soft blue combination of textures put together- the lace trim,the dotted sheer fabric,the silk roses all come together to celebrate her regal bearing. Just stunning.
Royal Hats: From brim edge to silver toe tip, this is an exquisitely beautiful look for Kate. The smooth lines of the hat pair so well with the ethereal and detailed dress, the two pieces brought together by the hat’s romantic floral trim. The hat is also fantastically supported by Kate’s hairstyle. The whole look is a lot of blue, yes, but Kate wears it exceptionally well and the contrasting details on the different elements keep the overall look fresh and interesting. I don’t usually like such romantic looks but find myself swooning over this.
Designer: Philip Treacy bespoke version of OC 554 from SS 2019. Flowers on the hat by Anfisa Korelova. Dress by Elie Saab.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
The Duke if Cambridge repeated his black silk top hat.
What do you think of Kate’s new hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated