I’m so pleased to be joined today by Toronto-based milliner Jay Cheng, creator of Jaycow Millinery.
The Countess of Wessex wore a white straw, wide brimmed bergère hat with shallow crown. The underbrim of the hat is covered in the same delicate blush pink floral print as her dress.
Jay Cheng: Again, it’s a new twist to the wide brimmed hat. The floral fabric on the underside of the brim cast a splash of radiant color to the complexion of Countess of Wessex. Overall it’s a nice match of hat style to dress silhouette. Not liking the busyness of the floral print though. I could go for just the dress in the floral print.
Royal Hats: I adore a wide brimmed hat and I also love the idea of a print on the underside of a picture hat but this iteration on Sophie somehow misses the mark. Maybe it’s the colour (white isn’t her best) or maybe it’s all that floral pattern- I suspect it the aim here was ‘charmingly romantic’ but I’m afraid this look instead veers into ‘upholstery overkill’.
Designer: Jane Taylor. Dress by Emilia Wickstead
Previously Worn: This hat is new
The Earl of Wessex repeated his black silk antique top hat.
What do you think of Sophie’s new hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated