Call it the Princess Beatrice effect. "Since the wedding, hat frenzy has gripped the world," says Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo of Ellen Christine Millinery. Eric Javits of the eponymous hat line is also betting on bonnets: "They're the next hot accessory, and the royal wedding fueled the fire. We've already seen a big increase in sales of our spring and summer hats, and fall orders are even bigger!"
Hat, $1,048, Philip Treacy
Photo: Courtesy of Philip Treacy