Princess Beatrice celebrated her 33rd birthday on Sunday, an event we mark here with a hat inventory! For the first time, we’re looking at black and white hats and while it’s not a colour combination that immediately comes to mind for this York princess, it should be- we’ve seen her in ten such designs so far! Here they are in the order of debut:
Its an impressive and graphic millinery group that Beatrice wears really well. While the early, dramatic Philip Treacy perchers look a bit dated now, they were the height of fashion at the time- all of these hats reflect trends at the times they were worn. I’ve always adored the playful movement of #6 and think the most recent three hats, with their more sophisticated lines, suit this York princess so well. It was for very good reason that #9 was our favourite new hat of the year in 2018.
What does this collection of black and white hats say to you?