by Yemi Olowu
For the first time in a long while, another fashion item besides “The Dress” was on the minds of many, and will be talked about for years to come. The hat has been a part of the British traditional dress for as long as we can remember, and the Queen is always seen adorned with a different shape and hue, and on this occasion her brilliant yellow headpiece matched her dress. I’d like to think that thanks to the Royal Wedding, hats and fascinators will be dominating red carpet all over the world this season. Milliner-of-the-moment, Philip Treacy designed over a hundred of the arty pieces seen on the heads of the royals and their guests.
Style watchers raised some fuss about why Samantha Cameron, wife of the British Prime Minister, wasn’t wearing a hat. In a 22 page pamphlet handed out to all wedding guests, the Westminster Abbey-compliant dress requirements were stated, and Mrs Cameron strolled in with an orange scarf! To each, her own, I guess!
Enjoy our 10 best hats and see how the Royals dress.
It took 60 people to create the embroidery on this dress which came from the House of McQueen, designed by the creative director Sarah Burton. It is said that they drew inspirations from Grace Kelly’s wedding dress.
Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall and step mother of the groom wears a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat both by Anna Valentine, completing the look with a Philip Treacy hat and and Jimmy Choo shoes.
It’s also a big day for the mother of the bride, who looks radiant in a sky blue coat-dress by Catherine Walker and hat by Jane Corbett.
The Beckhams may not be royalty in the classical sense, but David looks royal in Ralph Lauren purple label, and his heavily pregnant wife and mother of three sports her own design, a Philip Treacy hat and 7-inch Louboutin heels. Wow!
Princess Eugenie wears Vivienne Westwood and her sister Princess Beatrice, sixth in line to the throne of England wears Valentino Spring 2011 jacket and Jimmy Choo shoes. Both wear Philip Treacy hats.
Also known as Sam Cam, the wife of the the Prime Minister wears a Burberry London dress and Aldo shoes.
Electric! Tara PT wears a dress by Deborah Milner and shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood.