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Is there a term for those half-cocked hats with large flower-like embellishments British high society seems to favor? I'm seeing quite a lot of them watching a live stream of the Royal Wedding, and would like to call them by their proper name.

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Someone has been watching too much wedding coverage? –  F'x Apr 29 '11 at 10:47
    
@F'x I watched it for the officers and the vestments and the history, not to indulge in gawking at the Royals... ;) –  Uticensis Apr 29 '11 at 10:50
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And by history I mean the ecclesiastical and mediaeval birthed historical traditions, not the need that some feel to be "part" of the Wedding... –  Uticensis Apr 29 '11 at 10:58
    
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Wedding? What wedding? –  Mitch Apr 29 '11 at 11:34
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You mean the Cocktail Hats?

EDIT:

Then maybe:

The list is taken from here.

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Those look similar, but these have quite a wider brim... –  Uticensis Apr 29 '11 at 10:41
    
@Billare: I added 3 more and the source, have fun! (I didn't know those names myself, you never stop learning eh) :D –  Alenanno Apr 29 '11 at 10:48
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Tha fancy flowery things alone are called "Fascinators", though I don't know if "Fascinator hats" is valid –  JoseK Apr 29 '11 at 11:09
    
Google search for Fascinators –  Grant Thomas Apr 29 '11 at 11:31
    
Thanks for the contribution JoseK... I guess it exists. :D –  Alenanno Apr 29 '11 at 11:33
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I think you could call them Derby Hats (although this is also a synonym for bowler hat when applied to men).

Depending on which side of the pond you stand, that could mean either

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try millinery

Articles, especially women's hats, sold by a milliner.

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