On her first official royal appearance in Wales, Catherine Middleton looked tres chic in a cream and brown Chesterfield-style coat topped with a cute little chapeau designed by milliner Viven Sheriff. The handcrafted hat is made of black velvet and feathers embellished with two silver badges.
The royals like their hats and so does Kate. Ascot Racecourse is the popular spot for British aristocrats to show off their most extravagant of hats (think My Fair Lady). Kate seems to favor the small cocktail style with feathers, which she appropriately wears just askew on the front of her head.
Hats used to be a must for both men and women up until the 1960s when they went out of style. But lately, hats have been making a comeback and now with Kate’s fashion influence it won’t be long before we see hats popping up on streets across the globe. As a hat gal myself, that suits me just fine.