We just can’t get enough of fascinators. They’re just so… fascinating. And though these festive toppers haven’t quite caught on stateside, they’re pretty much de rigeur for every upscale event across the pond. The Royal Ascot just wrapped up in the UK (congrats, by the way, to “super mare” Black Caviar!), and it looks like those Dress Code Assistants did their jobs–the amazing headwear definitely rivaled the horseplay in terms of visual interest. Kate Middleton may have skipped out, but other royals came out in droves, including Queen Liz and the lucky owner of the most fabulous ovarian fascinator ever, Princess Beatrice.
With so many creative fascinators in one place, it was hard to narrow it down to a few favorites–but we did manage to put together our list of superlatives from the festivities. From bird cages to umbrellas to full plates of breakfast food (all worn as hats, mind you!), check out our review of the Royal Ascot!