THERESA May looks at her best when she is wearing red - according to her hat maker.

In an exclusive interview with the Reading Chronicle, Liz Felix praised the former Prime Minister as a loyal customer who has visited her millinery shop for several years.

She has produced many hats for Mrs May, but says her favourite design was the one she wore to the Sandhurst Passing Out parade recently, a bright red piece with matching gloves and shoes.

Mrs Felix, from Reading, said: “I have supplied here with a number of hats now. All the ones she has worn over the last couple of years have been mine.

“She likes to support local businesses. She’s very good at that and I think that’s something she believes in.

“There are certain styles that really suit her. She is a tall and elegant woman so she can get away with quite a strong shape.

“The last couple she has bought from me have been quite angled.”

Mrs Felix, who is originally from Twyford but has lived in various villages and towns around Reading, designs hats for all occasions including Royal Ascot, Henley Regatta, weddings and funerals.

Prices start at around £60 and can go as far as £350.

Having previously ran her hat making business from her back garden, she now runs a millinery shop in Reading Road, Henley.

She added: “One of my favourites is the one she wore to the military event recently (passing out parade).

“She looks amazing in red, it really suits her.”

Mrs May took some criticism at the Commonwealth Service March earlier this year when people accused her broad rimmed hat of covering too much of her face.

However, Mrs Felix insisted it was a case of a bad photograph rather than a bad hat.

She said: “That was the blue one, there was a picture where it did look a little low but in most of the photos she looked fine.”