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Hat Trick

Race day fashion is all about what you are wearing on your head. London-based milliner Amy Collett shows us what’s hot this season

From the bold and the beautiful to the sleek and sophisticated, hats are one of the most exciting and memorable accessories. The two most important things to bear in mind when it comes to wearing a hat are to ensure that it captures your personality and is comfortable. Amy’s bespoke milliner service includes a colour match option, where fabrics and colours can be matched and dyed to yourrequirements. Her top colour tips for the season include grey – the new black; any shade of blue, in particular navy, pale blue or electric blue; monochrome and texture or pastels for a classic look.

• Birdcage veils
• Delicate halos and tiaras
• Turbans and draped headpieces
• Jackie Onassis-style pillboxes
• Sculptured sky-high trimmings
• Wide brimmed sun hats
• Boaters, fedoras and trilbys

Round face – choose a taller piece to elongate your features such as a high headpiece, trimmed with longer features or quills.
Oval face – choose a hat that will shorten your features. A beret or pillbox style with shorter trimmings, such as a flower or bow.
Small features – stay away from the large brims. Choose a pillbox or a delicate halo-style headpiece.
Never wear a brim wider than your shoulders – you want to wear the hat, not the hat to wear you!

All hats pictured are by Amy Collett – a designer and milliner based in Clapham, specialising in bespoke headpieces for all occasions, including the
races, weddings or to complete that perfect outfit.

See Amy’s collections at,, 07769 295479.

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