The thing about hats is that they should enhance a woman’s face rather than obscuring it. Here, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s hat, although a bright bold color, takes your eyes right to her eyes and highlights her face.
The pink and purple hat to her right, however, makes you look first at the hat, then at the woman wearing it.
Love that cobalt blue! That is said to be THE color for fall.
Below, Zara Phillips in a hat in a gorgeous neutral gray-blue. The shape of this hat also takes your eyes right to her face without obscuring any features. Many of the attendees at the wedding managed to choose unusual neutral colors that would not eclipse anyone, yet the neutrals had a lot of life and flattering color to them. Camilla Parker Bowles was a good example, in her soft peach and – was that gray? She looked lovely.
Then there were the scary sisters who seemed to get everything wrong, from the crazy-making hat to the way too print floral dress. Yes, they were Fergie’s daughters. Like mother like daughters. Another Fergie faux pas, and she wasn’t even there.
– Paula Rath