During November and December, we saw a number of wonderful new royal hats make their debut. Eleven felt and silk designs stood out, based on your comments, in percher, bandeau, fedora, pillbox, helmet, saucer and bumper styles with an array of lovely trims. We’re now taking a look back at these beauties and choosing a final design to move forward in upcoming contest for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2019.
Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the eleven hats you most admired in November and December, shown in the order they were worn:
Duchess of Cornwall’s black rounded brimless hat wrapped in feathers by Philip Treacy worn Nov 10
Duchess of Cambridge’s black felt indented beret percher with lace trim and veil by Philip Treacy worn Nov 10
Countess of Wessex in a black felt perching saucer hat with a large bow by Jane Taylor worn Nov 10
Empress Masako’s blue silk jacquard bumper hat with fluted, sparkle-trimmed brim worn Nov 28th
Countess of Wessex in a classic black felt pillbox hat worn on December 13