It’s my pleasure to again welcome Polly Singer, milliner behind Kentucky-based Polly Singer Couture Hats, to Royal Hats for a continuing look at her process for choosing a hat to wear to Royal Ascot. Thanks for joining us, Polly!
As I mentioned yesterday, I like to have one outfit and a back up for big events. Here are my second set of options for Royal Ascot next year.
Through Instagram, I started following Suzannah, a British luxury brand designed by Suzannah Crabb. She dresses members of the British and European royal families (the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Beatrice, Autumn Phillips, Zara Tindall and most frequently, the Countess of Wessex) as well as A-list celebrities. The boutique is based in London, the design style is vintage couture and the fabrics are to die for. Their dresses are an investment but I am one who keeps my clothes forever.
I chose a solid color, the Aimee Dress and Capelet in Emerald Green. As a redhead, I love this color, it works well with my complexion and I have nothing in this shade at present. The cut is breathtaking and I love the capelet, which covers the top half of the arms. I am one who likes being covered up!
Now to choose a hat!
Hat #3: Vivien – A larger hat but very dramatic and a nod to the “Ascot Opening Day” scene in My Fair Lady!
Hat #4: Marilyn – An easy choice.
Hat #5: Miss Peacock – The peacock feathers bring in the green and the royal blue is stunning against the emerald green dress.
Hat #6: Mitchell – Different but a good choice.
Hat #7: As you have probably noticed, a solid color dress gives you much more freedom in selecting your outfit. If I take the Carlisle Collection foral dress and coat with me in addition to Suzannah dress, I could wear the solid white hat for both options.
As a designer, working alone, It’s important to get feedback.That helps me get a good idea of what people like!
It’s time for feedback, dearest readers- Polly and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on which hat you think works best with this fabulous green dress. Share your observations and cast a vote below on what you think Polly should wear to Royal Ascot next year- pop back to yesterday’s post for another look at the hat options for the floral coat and dress.
Thank you, Polly, for including us in preparations for your 2021 Royal Ascot adventure. We’ll have to check in next June about this experience and see what ensemble you choose!!
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