After a minor fashion blip yesterday, the Countess of Wessex seemed back on her sartorial game today for the second day of Royal Ascot in a new blue percher hat with unique woven chevron detail.
Christie: This is one of my favourite colours! It’s great to see a 2 tone draped brim, I love how the French navy comes through the hatched detailing at the front. I don’t know that I love the choice of crown shape, and the sinamay trim looks like an afterthought, but the hat is different and the colour looks gorgeous with her blonde hair.
Fiona: Love everything about this look. The colour of the beautifully tailored dress is super on Sophie and the fact that the hat has a darker black tone in it (by virtue of the black lining or underlay) is great. The shape of the hat with the pleated drop off at the back is fab and the detail around the circumference of the hat is wonderful. My only criticism is that the pattern on the hat is not symmetrical although the hat appears to be symmetrical or is it an asymmetric hat?
Royal Hats: I love this hat, not only because it’s such a great scale and colour on Sophie but also because it is something we have not seen before. I also really love that the brim is backed in navy straw which makes the hatched chevron pattern in the straw stand out more. This pattern might not be perfectly placed but I still think this is a unique and creative piece that looks fantastic on Sophie!
Jill: This is not my favorite although I love the color on her. The workmanship on this hat is lovely though. The treatment of the straws and the technique of layering them and having such a clean finish is not easy to achieve so kudos to the milliner, it’s just not my favorite silhouette.
Designer: Jane Taylor
Previously Worn: This hat is new
Another mixed response for Sophie’s hat yesterday at Royal Ascot, dearest readers- what do you think of this new blue design?