Welcome to A Derby Hat Countdown featuring 101 Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!
Today we are featuring Hat #4, the “Tess” top hat design that is found in Derby Hat Salon 3 at maggiemae.com.
I created the original “Tess” top hat for the Bridal Hat Collection at MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®. It’s a pure white silk confection trimmed with matching silk rose curls, satin leaves and sumptuous gathered tulle. She has a very traditional bridal look.
The trend in recent years for adding bold colors to the traditionally all-white-and-ivory bridal palette inspired me last year to create a top hat adorned with hot pink trims for a more “equestrian” style look. And indeed the new “Tess” was a hit for last year’s Kentucky Oaks.
Beginning with a white dupioni silk top hat foundation, I added a red taffeta sash. I then took yards of red tulle which I swirled around the crown, softly gathering the tulle in the back to form a bow with tails spilling down over the brim.
For more views and details about the “Tess” chapeau shown above, please visit the Tess Der144-004 webpage.
And don’t forget to visit our KY Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims!
Thank you for visiting us here at Hats and Horses for Hat 4 of our Derby Hat Countdown.
Just 3 Derby chapeaux and 3 days to go ’til the 140th Kentucky Derby!