King Philippe and Queen Mathilde continued their visit to Poland today with stops at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a nature education centre, a conference on child development and Wolfgang Goethe college. For this busy day of events, Queen Mathilde topped her dove grey coat and dress with a chic new hat.
The hat is a hybrid of shapes, borrowing the distinctive double humps of a Homberg for the top of the crown, the straight sided crown of a fedora, and the smoothly extended but short brim of a cloche. The result is a uniquely shaped hat that gives the slight air of informality to this ensemble that works well for less formal daytime engagements. I particularly love the way the folded double ribbon trim on the hat echoes the pleated detail at the waist of Mathilde’s dress.
Previously Worn: This hat is new