Over at the poll for Readers’ Favourite 2015 Royal Ascot Hat, one of the Countess of Wessex’s hats has taken a commanding lead. When we saw Sophie in this hat last week, several of you realized that it had undergone a slight remodel from the way it looked during its first appearance, also at Ascot, in 2012. A number of readers have requested side-by-side shots to compare the two hats. Here they are:
The Countess of Wessex in a hat by Jane Taylor, June 20, 2012 and June 18, 2015
In the end, it’s simply the difference of a few feathers. Interestingly, the difference makes a significant change to the overall look of the hat. I like the original hat with the lovely, curling feathers. Which version of this hat do you prefer?