The Countess of Wessex attended Royal Ascot today in a hat many of you have been hoping to see again! Her magnificent burgundy straw braid bergère with shallow, flat crown and wide brim made its second appearance at the races, this time trimmed with burgundy and pink jinsin interwoven twists.
The retrim is clearly a move to match the hat to Sophie’s pink dress and the pieces combine well…. better, I think, than its previous pairing. I miss the rose trim originally on the hat but see why it would not have worked with this ensemble. It’s fantastic to see hats reworked and not relegated to the back of a wardrobe after just one outing. The photo on the right below shows the hat in its original iteration.
Designer: Jane Taylor. Dress by Suzannah London.
Previously Worn: June 21, 2017
The Earl of Wessex attended as well (see him handing out prizes below!), presumably in his black antique silk top hat. I’ll update the post when photos become available.