Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Millinery

There were feathers and bows galore as the Royal elite took their seats at the most anticipated Royal gathering since Diana and Charles wedding. For me, the best part of the Royal Wedding today were the hats and fascinators worn by the guests.

Philip Treacy reportedly designed over 60 hats for the wedding guests. Two of my favorites were princesses Beatrice and Eugenie who looked like they had just stepped out of a scene in Alice in Wonderland. The hats they wore were young, and fun with a little bit of whimsy. Let's be honest... only princesses at a Royal Wedding could get away with wearing such extravagant hats.

There seemed to be a new trend of wearing the hats more toward the front of the head rather than tilted on the side. Victoria Beckham was one who sported this new look along with Tara Palmer Tomkinson who wore a bight royal blue one designed by Philip Treacy.

Also on show were many "flying saucer" type hats. Lady Sophie Windsor wore a chic navy blue one while Princess Michael of Kent looked amazing in a Sophia Loren picture hat. Zara Philips went the extra step wearing one that was tilted on the side adorned with large bows.

The Queen wore a nice yellow traditional style hat with little flowers on the side. Others at the wedding either kept with the traditional look or went all out in the name of fashion. Here are a look at some of the other guests and their choice of hats for this special day.


  1. I had fun checking out the hats too. I do believe my favorite was Victoria Beckham's. I loved how forward it was on her head and then those two glittery squiggles up and down. What did you think of Kate's dress?

  2. I thought Kate's dress was nice. It was simple and elegant. I like that she didn't go for anything too fussy or over the top. I heard that a team of 60 people worked on her dress. I wish I could have been one of those 60!!!!

  3. Great photos-- alot of them I had not seen (or rather, angles not seen), except of course, for Princess Beatrice & Princess Eugenie. Those photos were all over the US news pages! I wish I had been one to work on the dress, too!