Poor Madame de Genlis. She wore her frilliest bonnet and it was panned, most everyone gave her a big Nay and labeled her a fashion victim. Methinks bonnets are not this crowd's cup of tea, particularly ones will big bows. Perhaps we can try some of the same elements of the rejected bonnet in hat form?
George Romney paints Mrs Musters (detail, 1779-80) in a white chapeau à la Marlborough. Yay or Nay?