Hats are an under-appreciated accessory (unless you’re Kate Middleton, in which case they’re constantly celebrated). While they might not get a lot of shelf space in our own closets, they’ve commanded our collective attention plenty when it comes to pop culture, celebrity, and news moments.
First Jackie Kennedy’s most iconic item? Easily the pillbox hat.
You’re not alone if your elementary-school self had a fascination with floppy, flower-topped crusher hats. Credit goes to Mayim Bialik, who made the accessory all her own on Blossom.
The most talked-about beret—ever—belonged to Monica Lewinsky.
Clueless had multiple hat moments, but top prize goes to Stacey Dash’s Dion, who brought it with bold colors and big shapes.
When Kate Middleton and Prince William got married, hats were everywhere. None received as much commentary as the one Princess Beatrice chose, which elicited comparisons to a certain part of the female anatomy.
Never has a hat been such a red carpet conversation-starter as the Vivienne Westwood number Pharrell chose for last year’s Grammys.
The hat that caused the most recent buzz on TV belonged to Breaking Bad‘s Walter White, whose drug lord self depended on it for a full transformation from chem teacher.