While Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s hat yesterday was all about lavish trim, today’s hat was a complete change of direction toward the stark and sleek. For the second day of Royal Ascot today, she wore an oversize pillbox hat covered in cream silk.
Fiona: Wow, love this channelling of the Jackie-O look that Princess Haya has pulled off. The bouclé suit brings her right back to the retro era – though a little uncertain that the shoulder detail on the jacket works. I love that that pillbox is almost too big, it makes it more of a statement, an exaggeration and her hair is perfectly styled to suit it. The hat is impeccably finished and delighted to see that it is not a matching bouclé fabric hat, it is so crisp and clean. Very nice overall look Princess Haya!
Christie: I love this look! Princess Haya is really mixing her Millinery up this year. I must admit, I would have loved to see some colour and print in a skirt, with a pop of colour in her lips, it really would offset the complete ivory look. The headpiece is beautifully made and looks as if it was finished with a straw cloth or material. The minimalism and finishing of the design speaks for itself.
Jill: Very interesting choice! This pillbox is a lovely shape and it suits her nicely. I especially love the clean workmanship and lack of trim, it’s flawless. I wish she would have pared it with a cleaner dress, the epaulettes on the jacket seem to put a damper on the chicness of the clean lines of the pillbox.
Royal Hats: We’re all in agreement- it’s an impeccable piece of millinery workmanship that Haya wears beautifully. We often think of statement pieces as ones that are covered in dramatic embellishment and I love that this statement hat is all about shape, proportion and polish.
Designer: Philip Treacy (it later showed up in the SS 2017 collection)
Previously Worn: This hat is new
We’re all in agreement in our love for this hat! What do you think of this pillbox on Princess Haya?