On Friday, Princess Margriet was joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a memorial at the Canadian war cemetery in Bergen op Zoom.
The Dutch princess repeated a black woven hat with domed crown and brim, upturned around the back. The monochrome design is trimmed with a wide black hatband and a layered double bow in the same textured straw as the hat body, placed at the back.
Black hats for memorial events are a tricky thing to get right but the woven straw and tweaked shape of both the crown and brim on this design give it visual the interest we often see provided by a hat’s trim. The styling of the ensemble is great with wonderful monochrome contrast found between the patent leather boots, sleek lines of the suit, silky shine of the bow necktie and nubby weave of the hat.
Previously Worn: June 11, 2008; October 15, 2002 and likely others
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