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The Queen Is Determined To Make Hairnets At Chelsea Flower Show A Thing - Uphill Struggle?

For the second year in a row the Queen has attempted to revive the hairnet trend at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

We admire her determination but we can't help thinking she might want to try bringing back something that's less of an uphill struggle. Maybe a snood?

Here's this year's option:

queen elizabeth ii chelsea flower show

And here was the 2011 look:

queen elizabeth ii chelsea flower show

There are subtle differences - for one the 2012 hairnet is lighter on black ribbon (she's gone for little black flowers instead) and therefore less "sexy Ena Sharples" - but ultimately, QE2 is wearing a black hairnet to Chelsea.

queen elizabeth ii hairnet

Oh, and in case you think we've got some weird problem with hairnets, we haven't. What is most vexing to us is, if the Queen really wants a hairnet revival, she needs to use the same savvy styling that applies to the rest of her outfits and match her colour palettes.

The black netting doesn't sit at all well with the pastel purple and white vibe she's got going on south of the neckline. A lilac hairnet on the other hand would have us heading to the shops in a heartbeat.



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WOW! I love her pretty hair-net ~ I think your wrong ~ the Queen looks lovely in that hair-net... it suits her and she is radiant and looks very relaxed, better then those large clumsy hats. I would rather wear fancy and very pretty hair-nets like these than any hat. They look more elegant and graceful, but it would put some hat-makers noses out of joint, wouldn't it! ;)

May 24 2014 at 10:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply