One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.
Searching for the perfect, cap-tivating outfit topper at the King’s Plate this month? From fascinators to boaters, Jeanne Beker has selected nine of the best hats to get your head in the game.
A. SKY HIGH-NESS
“This is the way to stand out in the crowd at the King’s Plate. You will be unrivalled for whimsy and outrageousness! Very summery.” David Dunkley, Price upon request, 974 Bathurst St.
C. FROM ACROSS THE POND
D. PRINCESS PINK
“We’re in a Barbie moment right now. This one has got an edge to it, and with the right tilt, it could look really jaunty.” Farfetch, $418, Farfetch.com/ca
E. MAKE IT MAJESTIC
“Black and white is always so elegant. This has an edginess to it, with the broad brim, and playfulness with the polka dots.” Lilliput Hats, $395, 462 College St.
F. NO BAD HEIR DAYS
“This would look fabulous with a black outfit. It’s got that black ribbon trimming for a little bit of drama.” Archives, $210, 76 Hazelton Ave.
G. FINELY FEATHERED
“What a fancy hat: very delicate, very dainty and very artful. Those blue feathers are absolutely beautiful.” David Dunkley, Price upon request, 974 Bathurst St.
H. TAKE A BOW
“This is so cute with the bow at the back. It’s simple and understated for those who don’t want to make too much of a splash.” Aborigen, $170, 136 Pinedale Gate, Woodbridge
I. QUEEN FOR A DAY
“I can imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing this to a garden party! What a strong statement; it has a beautiful shape to it.” Lilliput Hats, $380, 462 College St.