Ah, the Hats!
As with any fashion noteworthy event, there are successes and there are failures. Sorry, gang, but these two hats are both horrendous. Add in that blue print with the bows on a too emphasized bust and this borders the ridiculous. I do like the beige outfit with the rouloux neckline but she killed it with the hat. You two babes fail! You do win the Ridiculous Award, however! Congrats! Oh, these are Fergie's daughters. How did I know that? Meow!
Fascinators seemed to be the order of the day for the younger set. I think I actually figured out that if you were a single young guest at the wedding, you wore a fascinator. If you were a married member of the guest list, it was on to the big picture hat.
Well, I guess the stunning Ms. Beckham blows that theory! Isn't her hubby just as gorgeous?
This hat was my favorite and is really prettier from a different angle. Her hair did this wrap thing that fit right into the hat and she gained height next to her husband. Just stunning.
Kate's mom was the perfect image of the mother of the bride, the one we would all like to look like. Her outfit is a bit restrained, not to detract from her daughter. The tailoring is exquisite. Did you see the curved slit at the back of the coat? The scale of the hat is perfect, again not to upstage the festivities, and the color so absolutely lovely. They say a man should always look at his future mother in law to see what he will be married to in forty years. I think Willie picked right. Kate's mom is as beautiful as she is.
Why can' we do hats here? I mean really do hats? Rare is the woman that a hat doesn't flatter. Those who say they can't wear hats just haven't found the right style. In the days of mandatory hats for Mass in the Catholic church you could go in every department store to an actual hat department, not just a hanging rack or a small wall, but a place with mannequins heads backed with wall size mirrors so you could try the hats on and see them from any angle. I can't tell you how many hours I spent doing that as a young teen. I would save my baby sitting money to buy hats. Should I still be doing that? I will say that when I go to a wedding I try to always wear a hat. It's my only opportunity for this little eccentricity. So far, people aren't laughing at me, at least I don't think. My daughters would never let me have that happen.....Bunny