The biggest fashion show on earth, the royal wedding, got underway in a riot of bright colors, flamboyant fascinators and larger-than-life hats. The hats were the big talking point of the day, as many guests jazzed up their formal outfits with creations by milliner-to-the-stars Philip Treacy.
Most were plasing to the eye , while some were just a sight for sore eyes. Here are a few of the Royal Lids that made out collectors list
straw hat with festive twirls.
mother of the bride adds something blue in her sky blue silk dress and matching passementerie coat by Catherine Walker (one of Princess Diana's favorites), paired with a matching hat by Berkshire based milliner Jane Corbett.
The wife of the heir to the Belgian throne is terrific in teal, including her structured Philip Treacy hat.
The fixture on international best-dressed lists proves her fashion mettle with a pewter Philip Treacy hat with sprays of roses.
The singer leaves her hippie chic style behind, picking a classic wide-brim hat with embellishments to match her red sheath and cropped jacket.
The stylish sisters make quite a striking photo as they enter Westminster Abbey. Palmer-Tomkinson is a vision in blue, topping her Deborah Milner off-the-shoulder dress and matching Nicholas Kirkwood shoes with a rosette-topped fascinator by Philip Treacy, while her sister matches her multi-color fascinator to her purple sheath dress and fur stole.
silk suit to her netting fascinator.
The Swedish princess is a bright spot in her coral wrap dress and matching wide brim straw hat.
filmy gray dress with an elaborate swoop of feathers.
Arriving on the arm of her former footballer husband Trevor – note his coordinating tie and pocket square! – Brooking goes for layers of textured purple.
Accompanying her husband Prince Michael of Kent, the royal family member adds a swath of teal organza to her white hat.