If you guys have seen my posts this week, you know it’s been a week filled with hattitude and vintage hats! I found lots of inspiration from Queen Elizabeth’s vast collection as well as other royal families. The Duchess of Cambridge has been my favorite. I’ve been having so much fun playing dress up with these timeless, classy, and eclectic pieces. Especially for those of you who have ever attended the Kentucky Derby or plan to, this blog is for you.
In lieu of this, I thought we might indulge with a review of some of the Duchess’s best hat moments!
For Prince Philip’s 90th Birthday celebration service at Windsor on June 10, 2011, Kate wore a straw cocktail hat in cornflower blue with split back brim and silk flowers. Kate looks fantastic in blue and this hat and coat ensemble was just beautiful on her.
To celebrate Canada Day in Ottawa on July 1, 2011, Kate sported a red cocktail hat with a straw disk base trimmed with round straw disk flowers and a spray of maple leaves. It was a thoughtful homage to her Canadian hosts and Kate looked full of true patriot love!
For Zara Phillips’ wedding to Mike Tindall in Edinburgh on July 31, 2011, Kate wore a much larger hat than she usually chooses. While some dubbed this the “Potato Chip Hat”, I loved the unique shape and the cabbage rose trim that made it dramatic and fun.
For Christmas Day church services in 2011 while at Sandringham with the Royal Family, Kate wore a beautiful burgundy velvet modified trilby with ruffled back and satin piping. The colour was gorgeous and the velvet was absolutely perfect for Christmas.
For the Diamond Jubilee Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 2012, Kate wore a pale pink hat with small, upturned brim. I particularly liked the asymmetrical brim and lace trim on Kate as it framed her features well.
Here's to another year of hat wearing and all of the big events that go with it!
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