Last summer, each day of Royal Ascot, I wrote a blog post on all of the wonderful hats & fascinators that we saw there. I choose a favourite Royal Hat of the Day & my favourite overall Hat of the Day. For Day 1, I decided this stunning hat was my favourite.
There as a sturdy black pill box base to the hat, ensuring it is sat safely & securely on the head. I think this is made from black velvet. And the eye catching decoration of large ostrich plums spray out from the left side of that.
The feathers are in a dark royal blue & turquoise to match the ladies dress. I can’t find a photograph of the lady’s full outfit, but I am going to assume that the bottom of her dress is a plain fabric too: and that is the perfect type of dress to suit such an elaborate piece.
There appears to be a white rose in the centre of the plums & also covering the right side of the hat; which I’ll be honest I missed the first time I saw this photo! I think I was so struck by the feathers that was what I was concentrating on!
Even though it’s a very large piece, this would actually be quite light weight to wear as the drama & size is created by the feathers.
I’m not sure who made this piece…but they should be very pleased…it’s stunning!