The royal wedding between Meghan and Harry was a great chance to do some serious style spotting!
Here in the studio we had our own Royal wedding party complete with Prosecco and (the British summer party essential) cucumber sandwiches... Obviously as a milliner I was glued to the TV all day watching the celebrity fashions as each of the guests arrived. Needless to say not much sewing went on that day, but myself, my two Falmouth University interns Kotryna and Jo along my first (now retired) millinery tutor from The London Collage of Fashion Susie Hopkins all had the best day watching all the guests as they arrived and the day unfold... Scroll down to see a picture of us at the end.
Here are some of my top outfits from the Royal family and wedding guests.
You can see that vintage shapes are very popular as are block colours and vintage veiling (note non of which goes below the nose as per in my previous hat-iquette blog post). Pastel shades are also in, with soft lines and feminine elegance. Most hats were all the same colour or varying tones of the same colour for a bit of texture.
Simplicity really was order of the day with many of the guests chosing understated styles so as to not draw attention away from the bride (and perhaps to avoid any fashion faux pas as per the previous royal wedding).
Most women chose hats and headpieces worn to one side at a flattering angle as per Carole Middleton in a headpiece made by Jane Taylor, and dyed to match ger outfit. My personal favourite was Amal Clooney’s yellow vintage inspired Stephen Jones hat. Very simple with no trimmings other than a very chic veil with different sized dot details.
At will be exciting to see what millinery creations are worn in a few weeks to Royal Ascot, an occasion which there is absolutely no worry of upstaging the bride and everyone really has a great time expressing themselves through fashion and having fun with their hats!
…Speaking of which I had better get back to stitching!
Photo credits Getty Images
Hats featured by Jane Taylor, Philip Treacy, Stephen Jones, Jess Collett