20 Times Kate Middleton Proved Nobody Looks Better in a Hat Than Her

Michele Zipp | Aug 7, 2015 Celebrities
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While Kate Middleton's hair is shiny and incredible, we still love seeing part of it covered up in a hat ... because, well, nobody wears a hat quite like the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate's a mix of Mary Tyler Moore and Diane Keaton --  and yet, still has a style all her own. Her royal obligations require her to be dressed to the nines at all times, and this of course, means head accessories. And not just any accessory, this means perfectly crafted hats made by the most exclusive milliners.  

Her hats have that British flair, of course. They seem to come with a cuppa and are often paired with a pastel. But Kate goes bold with her headpieces as well. She knows how to mix it up, and part of being an icon style figure is knowing when to be a little out there and when to tone it down. It's all about the occasion, after all!

So, whether she's at a royal engagement with the queen or just out with her handsome husband Prince William, Kate has the right hat for the event. We'd give anything to take a look inside that glorious closet of hers. But alas, we must wait until she decides to grace us with another hatted look. We can be patient -- but not for long!

If you can't wait for the next time the duchess steps out in a fabulous hat, we've assembled some of her best accessorized moments for your viewing pleasure. 

  • Fancy and white.

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    This elegant white hat Kate wore when christening her daughter Princess Charlotte really completed the outfit. It's dainty and fancy -- and perfect for a princess and her princess.

  • Saucer hat.

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    Talk about a major hat moment -- Kate wore this saucer-looking hat to celebrate Trooping of the Colour.

  • Chocolate brown topper.

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    It's not often we see Kate in brown, but I'm loving this rich chocolate–color hat.

  • Blue royalty.

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    This side hat is simply gorgeous. Check out Kate's chignon perfectly styled to the opposite side.

  • Pale pink.

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    This pale pink hat feels vintage -- couldn't love it more.

  • Red pillbox hat.

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    Kate is a showstopper in red. This crimson pillbox hat is simply stunning.

  • Mini cowboy.

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    I know it's not a cowboy hat, but something about this millinery has a little bit of a Western feel. I love the way it sits on her pretty head.

  • Gray ribbons.

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    Just look at her. Kate, the great, is stunning in this light gray topper with sheer ribbonery.

  • A halo of blue.

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    This mini hat in blue felt also allows Kate's shiny locks to flow. I bet that's why she's smiling so big -- she's feeling like she's having a good hat day.

  • Branching out.

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    The design of this hat reminds me of a winter wonderland. It's something Elsa would wear! Kate is no ice Queen, though. She's Princess of perfection.

  • Funky style.

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    I love the mix of black and blue in Kate's choice of outfit. And that hat! That hat is off-the-charts fab.

  • Bright and so right.

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    Turquoise is a beautiful color for Kate and this pretty number with its felt fringe is darling.

  • Deep emerald.

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    That hair! Kate perfectly illustrates how hat hair is good hair.

  • High design.

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    This number is like a floppy beach hat -- the diamond version. I love the design on top. Will likes it, too -- he has to!

     

  • The loveliest of hats.

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    This hat is the color of love. It looks like love. And I love Kate in it. Red is such a perfect color for her -- but then again, what color isn't?

  • True cowgirl.

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    Prince William and Princess Kate were all decked out in cowboy gear to attend the Calgary Stampede. And while this isn't her typical headgear, we cannot deny how incredible she looks in that white ten-gallon hat.

  • Like a beret.

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    I adore this beret-like hat -- it's subtle and something just about anyone can wear.

  • Fifty shades of grey.

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    Kate is so cool she can wear a hat -- or style of hat -- more than once and it always looks fresh. She's proven this with her skinny jeans, striped boat shirt, and wedges. This gray ribbon hat seems slightly darker than her other one. I love how it sits perfectly forward.

  • Majorly decorative.

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    This hat is everything -- fancy, elegant, and beautiful, and it has a ton of flair. Just like Kate.

  • Big statement.

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    This hat! It's a '40s movie-star hat. A glamorous topper. Chic and stylish. Kate never ceases to astonish us with her style.

  • Balancing Act

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    We don't know what Kate is using to secure that hat on top of her head, but whatever it is, it's working!

  • Head Warmer

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    Not too many people could pull off putting a pouffy fur ball on their heads... but that's just the Kate Middleton charm. 

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