Cheltenham Festival 2021 Day 2

Zara Tindall and stylist Annie Miall continued their nod to British millinery during this year’s Cheltenham Festival (from home) today with a striking button beret percher hat. The design, in teal corded felt, features multi- looped bows, cutwork leaves, a teal quill and a magenta silk rose. Cocktail perchers remain a popular style and as such, we see many royal heads but the detail on this particular design- the wonderfully textured corded felt and the impactful cut leaves- makes it uniquely stand out.

Designer:  Juliette Botterill. It is the Rose & Bow Cocktail Hat from AW 2020. Coat by Monsoon
Previously Worn: this hat is new

What do you think of Zara’s hat for the second day of this year’s racing festival?

Images from social media as indicated

13 thoughts on “Cheltenham Festival 2021 Day 2

  1. I LOVE this hat! The scale, shape, detail and colour are amazing. There’s nothing unusual about it, but the cording and colour combo make it really jump out. I’d rather it was a closer colour match for the coat, it could be such a stellar combo, but still, looks fab!

  2. This is a GREAT hat…..especially on Zara. The texture and shaping are great, but to MrFizroy it’s that wonderful contrast between the rather cartoony and stylized leaf cutouts, and the wonderfully rich and realistic flower that push it into the stratosphere…..
    (speaking of most realistic flower……)
    Please save this one and repeat it next Christmas!

  3. J’adore! The texture is what truly makes this hat, along with the color blocking (as opposed to the usual monochromatic schemes that’ve been employed in the past). The teal green is great for St. Patrick’s Day without being too stereotypical. It’s fantastic we are getting such up close photos to truly appreciate the details of Zara’s hats this Cheltenham.

    After yesterday’s stunner, I was left quite underwhelmed by Francesca Cumani’s very simple bandeau today, but Charlotte Hawkins looked especially great in Sarah Cant’s smoke blue cocktail percher (although the JBH bandeau was also a excellent choice, despite my usual aversion to cream colors haha).

  4. What fabulous hats. The depth of colour of the teal corded felt is lovely and the magenta rose just pops against it.
    I prefered Francesca’s look from yesterday, but this headband is fine with such a vibrant coat.
    Of Charlotte’s selection, my favourite’s are the two on the right – the blue brings out the blue in the dress and the cream is just gorgeous, with the dress and as a hat.

  5. What lovely colors, so rich. This would make a perfect Christmas Day hat, especially when the royals go to church. Any of the young ladies would look fabulous, Duchess Kate, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice… Do you think it’s too much for Christmas?

  6. LOVE this!! The cord detail is incredible, and the color is flattering. I can see this being in the finals for favorite new hat of 2021.

  7. Oh, this is fabulous! I don’t think I’ve seen corded felt before, and I love the swirling effect it adds to the hat. The cut leaves are splendid. And that rose — we’ll have to add that to our recent collection of Most Realistic. My only quibble is that the color combination reads Christmas rather than March to me — maybe Zara will buy this one and pull it out next December.

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