The British — they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot — a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there’s lots of white gloves and fancy dresses. But the biggest star of the day? The wackadoodle hats that women wear to the festivities — particularly on Ladies’ Day. We’ve culled a selection of some of the crazier headwear — including a woman wearing a soccer field as a hat, really — for your perusal. Enjoy!
Nordstrom is selling this as an oversized feather fascinator, but it looks more like the horrifying aftermath of a tropical bird/human collision to me. In fact, if I saw someone wearing this on the street or at a party, I would instruct them to lie down immediately, check for signs of a concussion, and put in a call to exotic animal control. [Feather fascinator, $58, Nordstrom]
Cloche hats are a fancy alternative to your typical winter knit hat wear, and we think they should be considered more often. After all, where knit hats make your head look like the equivalent of a squishy ball, these cloche hats really class things up a bit and dare we say, make you look like a lady. So ladypants, get on the cloche caboose and check out these 10 cute options.
A recent study found that only 7 percent of women love their hair, yet we spend a ton of time grooming it. But wouldn’t life just be easier if we covered up with a hat on the bad hair days? I’m not talking about a knit beanie or baseball cap. I mean a fabulous chapeau — one that will show off your style while also being chic enough to wear indoors! Here are 11 of our favorite, finger-snap-approved hats for bad hair days … or every day, really.