Hats are back, and just in time for racing season

Fashion lovers rejoice! You have a new accessory to explore. The statement hat – bold, feathery, and as glamorous as you like – is back! Sales of wedding hats have soared 60 per cent at John Lewis, thanks to the recent royal nuptials which saw every guest from A to Z sporting headgear of some sort. Meanwhile Philip Treacy, following his striking design for Princess Beatrice, has become a global household name. City A.M. rounded up the best.

1 Purple hat, from £50, www.johnlewis.com

2 Blue hat, £50. www.johnlewis.com

3 Black net hat, Jacques Vert, www.debenhams.com

4 Pink hat, £50, www.debenhams.com

5 Beige Hat, £95, www.johnlewis.com

6 Striped hat, £22.50-30, www.johnlewis.com

7 Black Hat, £50, www.johnlewis.com