Princess Eugenie made her first appearance at Ascot this year in a blush pink pyramid shaped hat with relaxed brim in open weave straw. Light cream feather trim completes the design.
Fiona: What a beautiful dress and the piping detail on the collar and waist is exquisite. The nude buckled shoes are also quite gorgeous. I do like the hat – it is not unlike what Kate wore yesterday. The soft lines of the coolie style lattice straw make for quite a quirky piece and the light feathers set it off beautifully. I just don’t know that I would have put this hat with this dress – there is something about this pairing that just doesn’t sit right with me. I think a small pillbox would have sufficed.
Royal Hats: Really? I think this hat lightens up Eugenie’s dark dress and creates a much more summery pairing! But then again, I dream about going to Ascot and wearing a gigantic, feathered hat…
Christie: I don’t mind Princess Eugenie’s hat, I’m glad that the feather shape works well with the angular lines in her lovely dress. Again, I’m quite sure that this hat was not made for her dress – as a Milliner I’d be dying to work with the lines and colours in that gorgeous collar. I would love to see Eugenie in a draped straw headpiece with this look.
Jill: We are seeing so many interesting straws used this season, things I generally associate with more casual style hats and it is nice to see them worked up into dressier silhouettes. I quite like this shape on Princess Eugenie and the feather work is full and pretty against her face. I always like when a platter has trim work both above and below, and this is a great example.
Royal Hats: I also love the feathers placed above and below the brim- the bottom ones frame Eugenie’s face so beautifully.
Designer: Jess Collett
Previously Worn: This hat is new
This hat is a march larger style than we have seen on Princess Eugenie over the past year and while I am happy to see her experience with a different shape, I’m curious- what do you think?