Hats And Headpieces From The Royal Wedding

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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.

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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.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson went all out in vibrant peacock blue. What it lacks in charm, makes up for in drama!

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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.)

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Speaking of the classics, a typically restrained choice from the Duchess of Cornwall: a contender for biggest hat of the day.

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Princess Anne channels an Easter egg, a week late.

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

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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!

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By far my favorite hat of the day: Miriam Gonzalez.

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Runner-up? Sophie Winkleman, Lady Frederick Windsor.

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Sophie, Countess of Wessex achieves something of an antler effect.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden embraced the blush trend — one of the few 2011 indications we saw!

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Black always adds a hint of modern. Zara Phillips' is seriously fun.

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Love how whimsical Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is!

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We didn't see much flora; Lady Helen Taylor was a happy exception!

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I thought there'd be more fascinators like Sally Bercow's!

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Princess Michael of Kent represents the traditional approach.

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I'd call Beatrice and Eugenie's getups "controversial," but I think they were universally panned.

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This large pretzel is why; shades of The Producers!

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And I may be the only person who likes Beatrice & Eugenie's hats. They're eye candy! SO FUN.

These hats brightened a pretty bad day.