It is my pleasure to be joined today by Ellie Vallerini, creator of Sussex-based Ellie Vallerini Hats, to chat about all the royal hats today at Ascot!
Princess Eugenie choose dark teal for Ladies’ Day today at Royal Ascot, wearing what is described as its milliner as, “a 12” silk covered saucer covered in beautifully detailed and intricate Lady Amherst feathers and finished with a sculptural, ornate gold quill.”
Royal Hats: Eugenie wears this deep colour so well and the pairing of this dress and hat is outstanding on her. I love how the layered feathers on the hat give textural and subtle colour contrast to the otherwise monochrome look- it’s not one-note at all. If I were to change one thing it would be to enlarge the hat a bit, giving it a bit more presence and drama.
Ellie Vallerini: Princess Eugenie looks lovely in this deep teal colour. The hat is a nice style and matches well, it also creates a good sideways line across the face which is always flattering. However I do think the hat could have been a little bigger and maybe with more curled quills in matching tones to give some extra drama, I feel that one lonely quill looks a bit lost, although I realise it does break up the roundness of the disc shape which is always good.
Royal Hats: Good call on the quill. Why not give it two more companions for a grouping of three?!
Designer: Bundle MacLaren. It is the Elspeth Hat. Dress by Cefinn
Previously Worn: This hat is new
What do you think of Eugenie’s hat today?
Photos from Getty as indicated