Hot hats: Millinery trends for 2017

Calypso Turban, $530, from Louise Macdonald Milliner. Picture: Supplied

Calypso Turban, $530, from Louise Macdonald Milliner. Picture: Supplied

 

 

This Spring Racing Carnival, it’s all about the hat. We look at some of the trends, how to wear them and who they will suit.

 

The turban

The return of the turban as the hottest headwear trend this Spring Racing Carnival rewinds the clock to 1940s glamour, when Hollywood goddesses such as Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo embraced winding folds made popular by French milliner Madame Paulette. In 2017, you can opt for a simple turban or a wrap headband, depending on your commitment to the trend.

Who does it best

Annabel Ross from The Eternal Headonist says milliner Louise Macdonald is the master of the turban. Also consider full velvet turbans from Edgeley, playful wrap headbands by French milliner Benoit Missolin, luxurious velvet turban headbands from Serena Lindeman and
satin and shimmer straw turban wraps from Felicity Northeast.

Goes best with

Maxi-length dresses with ruffled sleeves and tiered skirts for a bohemian look. Think 1940s silhouettes, ’70s maxis or ’80s power play with a pantsuit.

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The embellished crown

Luxury fashion houses such as Gucci have pushed maximalist embellishment to the fore this season, heralding a revival of the elaborately decorated crown. Opt for a pearl-encrusted number to turn heads at the track.

Who does it best

Danica Erard Millinery and Viktoria Novak lead the way. Ann Shoebridge has a knotted, nautical interpretation, while Anita Carr X Suzy Eskander Collaboration Millinery combines pearls and gingham. Also check out crowns by Suzy O’Rourke, Lady of Leisure, The Season Hats from London and The Human Chameleon.

Goes best with

Renaissance-inspired beauty and lace. Opt for ruffled sleeves, midi-length skirts or cascading ankle-length ruffles. ●

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The pointed pillbox

The ’60s style made famous by Jackie Kennedy is back on trend this year, but with a sculptural makeover thanks to star milliner Philip Treacy. Best worn forward on the head and tilted above the right eyebrow. This season, it’s all about navy and black combinations, inspired by Maria Grazia Chiuri’s obsession with navy for Dior’s SS17.

Who does it best

Christine Barro of Christine’s says it has to be Philip Treacy’s pointed pillbox in navy with a black patent bow and veil. “This hat is very Gucci-esque and vintage in its mood,” Christine says. “Its small proportions are very adaptable, taking you from a day at the races to dinner and beyond.”

Goes best with

Embrace modernist styling with the rest of your outfit to avoid looking like you’ve stepped off the set of a period drama. Think structured silhouettes, Dior’s New Look full skirts and blousy chiffon. “Keep your look contemporary,” says milliner Melissa Jackson. “Remember, vintage with modern touches makes a great combination.”

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