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.
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.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson went all out in vibrant peacock blue. What it lacks in charm, makes up for in drama!
Carole 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.)
Speaking of the classics, a typically restrained choice from the Duchess of Cornwall: a contender for biggest hat of the day.
Princess Anne channels an Easter egg, a week late.
The Spanish Royal Family goes sweetly pastel. I guess serious scene-stealing would be a diplomatic faux-pas.
I 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!
By far my favorite hat of the day: Miriam Gonzalez.
Runner-up? Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex achieves something of an antler effect.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden embraced the blush trend — one of the few 2011 indications we saw!
Black always adds a hint of modern. Zara Phillips' is seriously fun.
Love how whimsical Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is!
We didn't see much flora; Lady Helen Taylor was a happy exception!
I thought there'd be more fascinators like Sally Bercow's!
Princess Michael of Kent represents the traditional approach.
I'd call Beatrice and Eugenie's getups "controversial," but I think they were universally panned.
This large pretzel is why; shades of The Producers!