And then there were eleven.
Eleven beautiful hats, from the studios of eight different milliners, that made first appearances in 2011 (on eight different royal heads!). In felt, fabric and straw, the shapes range from cloche to saucer to percher to wide-brimmed picture with stunning adornments that include silk abacca loops, handmade silk flowers, curved quills, veils, feathers and a branch of cherry blossoms.
Here are your ten finalists for Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018:
After slowly narrowing down our favourite repeated royal hats over the past year, it’s now down to ten. Ten unique designs, made by six different milliners and worn on six different royal heads. There are perchers, gently sideswept brims, a saucer, picture hats and two dramatic upsweeps trimmed with an array of silk flowers, quills, ruffles, twists and feathers.
Without further ado, here are your ten finalists for favourite repeated royal hat worn in 2018:
We have come to the last of 2018’s semi final polls, this time focusing on new hats that made their debut over the past two months. November and December saw a number of lovely new hats,, eleven of which were met with particular praise. We return to this jewel-toned group, which includes fedora, pillbox, bumper, percher, toque, pyramid, bandeau and face-hugger shapes, to choose a favourite. The winner of this poll will join 2018’s other semi-finalists in a final face-off for Readers’ Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018.
Please click on the date in caption to link back to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are these eleven hats, shown in the order they were worn:
We have one more set of semi-final polls before we choose our favourite hats of 2018! Let’s get to it.
During the months of November and December, there were ten hats – interestingly, all brimmed designs – which received considerable admiration. We’re going to take a second look at these wintry designs and choose our top pick. This winner will then compete against all the other hats we have short-listed over the past year for Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2018.
Please click on the date in each caption to link back to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. The ten hats, worn over the past two months, are as follows:
Numerous foreign visits and a major royal wedding brought us an unusual number of new hats this fall, many of which were greatly admired. We’re going to look back at these beauties and choose one to be put forward in our countdown to your Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018.
There were 13 new royal hats worn in September and October which, based on your comments stood out as particularly successful. It is now time to take a closer look at the varied designs in this lineup and choose your top pick.
Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are the thirteen hats you most admired in September and October, shown in the order they were worn:
Queen Elizabeth’s magenta sidesweep with cut felt leaf trim by Rachel Trevor Morgan worn Sep 23
Queen Mathilde’s green folded felt calot by Fabienne Delvigne worn in Austria on Oct 1
Duchess of Cambridge’s raspberry velvet percher with silk flower spray and veil by Philip Treacy worn Oct 12
Countess of Wessex’s navy felt fluted hat with pleated crin trim by Jane Taylor worn Oct 12
Lady Sarah Chatto in a pale pink felt hat with cartwheel brim by Stephen Jones worn Oct 12
Lady Gabriella Windsor’s peacock blue felt sideswept hat with asymmetrical crown by Philip Treacy worn Oct 12
Duchess of York’s emerald straw boater with striped hatband & flying tails by Jess Collett worn Oct 12
Queen Máxima in a pink patterned bandeau headpiece worn Oct 23 in London
Duchess of Cornwall’s navy straw picture hat with asymmetrical crown & twists by Philip Treacy worn Oct 23
Queen Máxima’s black felt Philip Treacy molded teardrop percher with quill worn Oct 24 in London
Countess of Wessex in a navy textured straw pillbox hat by Jane Taylor worn Oct 24
This poll will remain open until next Sunday, December 23 at midnight GMT. As usual for these polls, each computer or mobile device can vote twice per day for as many hats as you wish. Good luck!
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With a major royal wedding and numerous state visits this fall, I have been remiss in keeping up with our hat polls. Without further ado, we’re going to jump back a few months and take a second look at the most successful repeated hats we saw in October and November and choose our favourite.
There were seven repeated designs which, based on your comments, received particularly positive feedback; from this group, we now choose a single design to be put forward as a finalist for Readers’ Favourite Repeated Royal Hat of 2018.
Please click on each caption link to jump to original feature posts with additional views, information and discussion on each hat. Here are these seven finalists for October and November, shown in the order they were worn:
With a LOT of royal events happening this month, I need to catch you up on winners of our most recent polls. Here are your pics for favourite repeated and new royal hats worn during the months of July and August: