mil·​li·​ner | \ ˈmi-lə-nər How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

Definition of milliner

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

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Getty ImagesMax Mumby/Indigo Meghan also went darker with her fascinator, sporting a black piece from her favorite milliner, Philip Treacy. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Comparing Meghan Markle's Two Very Different Summer Wedding Looks," 5 Aug. 2018 Stephen Jones, the star milliner whose pieces featured throughout, was browsing with the young British designer Craig Green. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "The Scene Inside the Met Gala," 8 May 2018 While both hats were designed by Philip Treacy, one of Kate Middleton’s go-to milliners, there are some subtle differences. Brittany Talarico,, "The Great Hat Debate: Was Meghan Markle's Trooping the Colour Topper a Royal Re-Wear?," 11 June 2018 And yes, all the masterpieces created by the milliners will be allowed into the Royal Enclosure. Gillian Hearst Simonds, Town & Country, "Here's What It's Like To Attend Royal Ascot," 15 June 2016 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

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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 How to pronounce milliner (audio) \

Kids Definition of milliner

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

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