The first day of this year’s Cheltenham Festival kicked off today with a trio of royal hats. Zara Tindall wore a beautiful plum button beret percher trimmed with a coordinating silk abaca swirl with hand painted gold stripe. Her husband Mike wore a black newsboy cap with curved visor brim.
Zara’s hat is the standout here- the colour is magnificent and that gold stripe on the silk abaca is a simple touch that elevates the entire look. While this style of hat is one we’ve seen on her many times before, the scale, trim and colour of this one make it standout on its own. We don’t often see royal hats styled with trousers and this ensemble, which is so beautifully balanced, shows how fantastic the look can be when done just right.
Designer: Juliette Botterill “Silk Abaca Twist Percher” design. Caped coat by Karen Millen. Ensemble styled by Annie Miall.
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Zara’s elder brother, Peter, wore a black newsboy cap with button at the top. The combination of cap, Black Watch tartan coat and purple tie works really well!
Here’s to the return of royal hats at the races!
Images from Getty as indicated