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So what’s his top tip for millinery success at the upcoming races?
“The structured hat with a brim has definitely made a comeback, as we saw at the Royal Wedding,” says Jones, adding: “But it’s worth remembering that the choice is not between this and a tiny fascinator... there are beautiful hats that fall in between.”
Above all, don’t forget to tailor your dress to the occasion.
“Each race has its own special character,” he explains.
“Epsom is rather casual compared to Ascot, and of course Ladies’ Day there is incredibly flamboyant. But the important thing, ladies, is to remember that at Ascot you must always look smart!”
So there you have it. If you’re in the market for a new hat but short on time, or if nothing less than a bespoke masterpiece will do, find your perfect match with our mini-guide to star milliners below:
“I like to think I make hats that are simple, chic and ultimately flattering to the wearer. The current collection, Kensington W8, is inspired by my shop’s location, so classic stylish lines and touches of sophisticated wit and flair.”
“There are ways to stand out and still look stunning without the need to become the talk of the town.”
“My signature style tends to be classic understated extravagance, and I love the soft flattering tones found in nature.”