One of my favourite hats in the Duchess of Cornwall’s closet is a deep teal green straw design by Philip Treacy with flat crown and sideswept brim, trimmed with velvet looped swirls, brim binding and hatband. Camilla has paired this hat with multiple ensembles, sometimes changing the look with a subtle change or blouse or scarf:
Look #1: Teal coat with black velvet shawl collar worn December 15, 2006 at the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst and October 28, 2010 at visits the Battle of Britain National Memorial to The Few
Look #2: With a second deep teal collared coat and coffee ruffle pleated blouse on a October 24, 2007 visit to the 7th Armoured Division Memorial, Thetford Forest.
Look #3: With the deep teal collared coat and a teal petal collared blouse on a visit to Turkey on November 28, 2007.
Look #4: Same deep teal collared coat, this time paired with a dove grey silk scarf (or blouse?) to attend Sunday morning services while on a visit to Canada on November 8, 2009.
Look #5: Another pairing with the deep teal collared coat- an ivory and chocolate silk polka dot bow blouse worn March 3, 2010 to welcome South African President Jacob Zuma on state visit to the United Kingdom.
Look #6: With a dark green collared coat, teal dress and scarf for the November 1, 2016 start of a Columbian state visit.
Look #7: With the same dark green collared coat paired with a green dress for an armed services memorial on March 9, 2017
It’s a reminder to me how the most minor of tweaks can change the overall look of an ensemble! Which pairing do you think works best with this hat?
Images from Getty as indicated