Last week, the Countess of Wessex attended the General Assembly Meetings of The Church of Scotland in a pale grey hat worn with a black and white silk dress by Emilia Wickstead printed in an English country toile motif. Sophie has worn this dress with two very different hats, yielding very different looks:
Look 1: With a dramatic black straw wave shape hat with pointed ends, trimmed in feathers by Jane Taylor at the Luxembourg royal wedding, October 20, 2012
Look 2: At the General Assembly Meetings of The Church of Scotland on May 17, 2014 in a pale grey picture hat with flat crown and mushroom brim trimmed with feathers and silk organdie ribbon, also by Jane Taylor
In some ways, it is unfair for me to ask which hat pairing with this dress you prefer because the hat we saw this week is obviously an attempt to dress down this outfit (done very successfully!) – I suppose this is less of a “this or that?” question and more of a “formal or less formal?”query. I remain curious, however, about which hat do you prefer with this Emilia Wickstead frock?