Princess Beatrice wearing Philip Treacey hat
Princess Beatrice wearing Philip Treacey hat

We hear that young Princess Beatrice, whose headgear history has 136,000 dedicated Facebook fans, is auctioning off the Philip Treacy headpiece that she wore to that royal wedding on eBay to raise money for UNICEF and Children in Crisis.

Meanwhile here at Y&YW HQ we’ve found an online fashion recycling service of our own: NewlyMaid (owned by BM-fashion fave Dessy) lets you donate your old bridesmaid dresses – or even your mum’s big-day guest outfits – to charity in exchange for a fab discount when you buy a gorgeous little black dress from their online store.

Many of the donated dresses will be given to clothes4souls, which gives your unwanted garments to those in need around the world – but don’t worry if you reckon yours is too ghastly to be given away: the ones that don’t make the cut get recycled into new dancefloor-worthy numbers for Talk about a weight off our mind and our wardrobe!

For information on how to donate your old bridesmaid frocks go to

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