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13 of the Best Hats for Summer 2017


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13 of the Best Hats for Summer 2017

From Ascot to Glyndebourne and all the weddings in between. We’ve got you (and your head) covered

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Looking for the best hats for Ascot? Or the most appropriate headwear for a summer garden wedding? Whatever the occasion, you’ll find the perfect option for you in our round-up of the best hats of 2017.

For styling tips, consult our guide to wearing hats. As a rule of thumb, the more formal the occasion, the more formal the hat.

Hats are required in the Ascot royal enclosure (with fascinators a no-no), while Glyndebourne and other black-tie affairs give the perfect excuse for statement headwear. Hats are best kept practical (and minimal) at Wimbledon unless you want to start the day on seriously bad terms with the person sitting behind you.

‘Hats or substantial headpieces (with a base of four inches or more) are required wearing in Ascot’s Royal Enclosure, and are encouraged at a number of other Season events. Choose a style to balance out your face shape: a tall crown will suit a round face, and a wide brim flatters a narrow or long one.’  – Debrett’s and Bicester Village Guide to British Style”, available at www.debretts.com

When it comes to weddings you can afford to be a little more playful, but don’t upstage the bride. And off-duty the world is your oyster. Or fedora. Or baseball cap…

The Best Hats for 2017

Best Hats for Ascot

Jane Taylor London Coccinea, £1,320

Jane Taylor London Coccinea

Philip Treacy Pillbox embellished veiled headpiece, £1,485

Philip Treacy Pillbox embellished veiled headpiece

 

Best Hats for a Summer Wedding

Forte Couture Lovers hat, £187

Forte Couture Lovers hatEmily London Austell panama with taupe bow, £485

Emily London Austell panama with taupe bow

Eugenia Kim Bunny Happily Ever After wide-brim hat, £380

Eugenia Kim Bunny Happily Ever After wide-brim hat

Jane Taylor London Cosmos Pink Feather & Crin Headband, £352

Jane Taylor London Cosmos Pink Feather & Crin Headband

Hats for Glyndebourne

Emily London Southampton classic pillbox, £525

Emily London Southampton classic pillbox

Philip Treacy Crystal-embellished veiled headpiece, £585

Philip Treacy Crystal-embellished veiled headpiece

Penmayne of London Phoebe Panama Boater, £345

Penmayne of London Phoebe Panama Boater
Best Hats for Wimbledon

Stella McCartney Panama hat, £370

Stella McCartney Panama hat

Hats for Off-Duty Style

Eugenia Kim Mirasol pompom straw wide-brim hat, £380

Eugenia Kim Mirasol pompom straw wide-brim hat

Christys’ London Clementine black fur felt hat, £125

Christys' London Clementine black fur felt hat

Ibo Maraca Caribbean Heaven hat, £410

Ibo Maraca Caribbean Heaven hat

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