Hats And Headpieces From The Royal Wedding

Next to THE DRESS, the big news from Westminster (okay, besides the wedding, too) were the chapeaux. And they truly were good, bad, and really ugly.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal Wedding

What did you think of Posh's sleek topper? I think she kind of rocked it — and amazingly, managed to stay true to her aesthetic. Her husband? Yeah, we need to talk about that James Dean pompadour.


Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingTara Palmer-Tomkinson went all out in vibrant peacock blue. What it lacks in charm, makes up for in drama!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingCarole Middleton's demure cartwheel is soft and classic. Seems like she struck a perfect "MOB" balance without going to dowdytown. (I mean, a stop there's in the job description.)

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingSpeaking of the classics, a typically restrained choice from the Duchess of Cornwall: a contender for biggest hat of the day.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingPrincess Anne channels an Easter egg, a week late.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingThe Spanish Royal Family goes sweetly pastel. I guess serious scene-stealing would be a diplomatic faux-pas.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingI find it weird that people have been praising William's getup when it's obviously dictated by protocol and tradition. But the man can wear a hat!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingBy far my favorite hat of the day: Miriam Gonzalez.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingRunner-up? Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingSophie, Countess of Wessex achieves something of an antler effect.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingCrown Princess Victoria of Sweden embraced the blush trend — one of the few 2011 indications we saw!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingBlack always adds a hint of modern. Zara Phillips' is seriously fun.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingLove how whimsical Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal Wedding We didn't see much flora; Lady Helen Taylor was a happy exception!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingI thought there'd be more fascinators like Sally Bercow's!

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingPrincess Michael of Kent represents the traditional approach.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingI'd call Beatrice and Eugenie's getups "controversial," but I think they were universally panned.

Hats And Headpieces From The Royal WeddingThis large pretzel is why; shades of The Producers!