mil·​li·​ner | \ˈmi-lə-nər \

Definition of milliner 

: a person who designs, makes, trims, or sells women's hats

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The Queen even has her own bespoke designer milliner to see to her every headpiece need. Kate Samuelson, Time, "A Royal Hat Designer Breaks Down the Fancy Hats You'll See at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding," 11 May 2018 The newlywed has worn two custom Philip Treacy hats — a Kate Middleton favorite who has quickly become Meghan’s go-to milliner — for both her appearance at Prince Charles’ Buckingham Palace garden party and her Trooping the Colour debut. Stephanie Petit,, "Angelina Jolie Takes a Cue from Meghan Markle in Fascinator, Off-the-Shoulder Dress for Royal Event," 28 June 2018 The duchess chose a Stephen Jones hat to complete the look, a label that is fast becoming Markle’s go-to milliner. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Wears Dior for RAF Centennial Celebrations," 10 July 2018 Per Daily Mail Royal Correspondent Rebecca English, Middleton is wearing a hat by milliner Jess Collett, who has previously designed headwear for the Duchess of York. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pippa Middleton's Baby Bump Spotted at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 In 2013, the first-time mom wore a creamy-white Alexander McQueen dress with ruffle details on the front and paired it with a hat by milliner Jane Taylor. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Has Worn Alexander McQueen to All of Her Children's Christenings," 9 July 2018 Marc Jacobs knows how to style an elaborate headdress, especially with milliner Stephen Jones on his side. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Channel an Old Hollywood Starlet," 21 June 2018 After studying illustration at Goldsmiths and becoming a milliner's apprentice, Quant began designing and making clothes for her boutique, Bazaar, in 1955, which was located above her partner Alexander Plunket Greene's restaurant., "Mary Quant, Mini Skirt Purveyor, Is Being Honored With A Fashion Exhibit," 8 June 2018 Stephen Jones OBE, a milliner who's crafted hats for people like the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, and Princess Diana, created the mint beret that Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, wore during the ceremony. Temi Adebowale, Town & Country, "The Special Gift Meghan Markle Likely Gave Her Childhood Friend Benita Litt," 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of milliner

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliner

irregular from Milan, Italy; from the importation of women's finery from Italy in the 16th century

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English Language Learners Definition of milliner

: a person who designs, makes, or sells women's hats


mil·​li·​ner | \ˈmi-lə-nər \

Kids Definition of milliner

: a person who makes, decorates, or sells women's hats

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