Tip your hat to marvellous millinery

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Tilly-Clare, Hannah and Alex from Powell Models wear millinery by Heather Mackay Clark, Lorraine Gill and Di Roberton from Studio Hats at The Metro. Picture: Dylan Coker

WHILE the crown’s reign is far from over, hats and headpieces are making a welcome comeback this Adelaide Cup.

Milliner Heather Mackay Clark from Studio Hats at The Metro said there was no single standout trend for the Morphettville race meeting.

Crowns, both avant-garde and delicate, are still favoured by many young women. But hats and headpieces, like the ones worn with Perri Cutten racewear by Tilly-Clare, Hannah and Alex from Powell Models were also very popular, she said.

Take a look at the latest trends for Spring Racing with David Jones Stylist Amanda Edey.

“It’s anything goes and there’s no particular colour that’s in … it’s all about expressing your personality,” Ms Mackay Clark said.

Bold hats and headpieces were best worn with a minimalist outfit, she said.

“You can wear a little black dress because it’s the accessories that people notice, especially your millinery,” she said.

“But you really want to be wearing a one-off hat or headpiece because you don’t want to bump into someone wearing the same millinery at the races.”

LAST-MINUTE MILLINERY

Studio Hats at The Metro — open today 11am to 5pm

Adelaide Hatters, Adelaide Arcade — open today 11am to 4pm and tomorrow from 11am

Myer Rundle Mall — open today 11am to 5pm and tomorrow from 11am

David Jones Rundle Mall — open today 11am to 5pm and tomorrow from 11am

Finding a good hat for men takes a little work, but the trend is on the rise thanks to fashionable younger guys, hipsters and celebrities. WSJ style reporter Ray Smith joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero to tell us the secret to finding the perfect hat. Photo: JJ Hat Center

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