While May saw a lot of repeated royal hats, there were a number of new designs that stood out to you, dearest readers, based on your comments, as particularly successful. Six hats, all worn by members of the British royal family, received particular praise and it is these six that we now place in competition.
Please click on each hat to jump back to its original feature post with additional views and information on the design. Here are your six finalists for favourite new royal hat worn in May, shown in the order they were worn:
Duchess of Cambridge’s dusty pink crin hat with rose and straw twists by Jane Taylor worn May 20
Princess Eugenie’s orange straw saucer hat by Sarah Cant worn to a May 23 garden party
Princess Anne’s cream straw hat with sharp upswept brim, stacked hatband & feathers worn May 26