Zara Tindall certainly drew attention yesterday in an electric blue straw cocktail hat with sloping, tear drop shaped base, looped straw bows and swirling yellow quills, designed by Rosie Olivia.
Christie: I love this dress and colours on Zara. I think the elements and colours in her headpiece are really well balanced with her look. I think that the draped straw trim and ostrich spines are a modern and clean option, I’m not sure that this has been 100% balanced, but it’s very close and looks lovely on her. I would be inclined to leave out the 2 ostrich spines at the front of her headpiece.
Fiona: A nice statement look from Zara with loads of bold colours. Although I am not totally gone on the pattern of the dress, the pleated chiffon cuffs of the dress are beautifully detailed. She is a fan of the beret style hat but perhaps the trimming is a little heavy. Generally, this is a nice overall outfit and I love the canary yellow tote bag and her t-bar patented shoes are a nice finish to the whole look.
Jill: I absolutely love the colors of this hat, completely refreshing on such a dreary day! The shape feels a bit harsh for my taste although the linear lines of the hat are a very good match for the structured lines on her dress. I love that Zara tends to wear hats that are a bit less serious and “out of the box” and this is a perfect example of that. Overall, I think the fun colors and beautiful feather work on this hat make up for the shape.
Royal Hats: While this hat risks looking like an Ikea advertisement from closeup (!), I love it’s light-hearted playfulness and couldn’t stop smiling when I first saw it. The dress is an excellent counterpoint and the two balance, beautifully. It is a lot of look but was by far my favourite royal ensemble of the day. I adore that the designer gave a peek behind the scenes- notice the instructions, “Hat to be worn on left side of head”. Too funny!
Designer: Rosie Olivia. It looks to be a bespoke variation of the “Roxx” design from SS 2016
Previously Worn: This hat is new
We have seen Zara wear some fantastic pieces from Rosie Olivia this year and I think yesterday’s design further illustrates how creative and fearless this millinery partnership is. Our guest milliners were full of love for this hat, dearest readers- where do you stand on it?