We will kick off each week over the summer with a Monday post co-written and researched by longtime reader Jimbo. We’ve named this series, featuring current and past hats worn with different ensembles, “Monday Multiples”. Thank you so much, Jimbo, for providing the inspiration and energy behind this series and for all of your contributing research to support each post!
Jimbo’s Introduction: Several interesting discussions have taken place recently here at Royal Hats pertaining to the art of mixing and matching various components of an ensemble, as opposed to a more “polished,” coordinated look (a specific hat with a specific outfit.) Some of today’s younger Royals enjoy mixing and matching their ensembles with an ever-changing fresh result, the common practice of most of us non-Royal hat wearers, primarily for economic reasons, to be sure. Princess Anne has also shaken up her wardrobe through the years. Here is an example of one hat being worn with three different coats. . . with questionable results?
HAT: Wheat coloured straw with flared, flat-topped crown and sharply sidesweeping oval brim. The underside of the brim is covered in pheasant feathers. A wide wide ivory silk flat bow wraps around the hat in lieu of a hatband with a feather spray anchored in the center with a pewter scrolled button. Designer unknown.
Look #1: With a lightweight, textured, double breasted coat dress in ochre yellow worn to Ascot on June 16, 2015
Look #2: With a green tweed coat with asymmetrical collar worn to church at Sandringham on December 25, 2015 and March 18, 2016 at the Cheltenham Races
Look #3: With a camel wool coat for Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017
Now over to you, dear readers- which outfit do you prefer most with this hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated