If we’re being completely honest, then there’s only one thing that gives us more of a thrill than watching a celebrity totally nail it on the red carpet — and that’s seeing them ignore conventional wisdom and take the kind of fashion risk that could easily land them on every weekly magazine’s “worst dressed” list. Hit or miss, it’s always more memorable. That’s why we’re celebrating the year’s ten craziest looks — the ones we loved and the ones we loved to hate on. From Nicki Minaj’s sartorial schizophrenia at the VMAs and Beyoncé’s bump flaunting in her “Countdown” video to the fascinators that stole the Royal Wedding and the whole “Ex-Girlfriend” jeans for dudes trend, we’ve collected some of 2011′s boldest fashion statements after the jump. Chime in with your favorites in the comments.
Princess Beatrice and Eugenie’s Royal Wedding Hats
Between Kate’s elegant Sara Burton-designed dress and Pippa’s ass-hugging one, there was a lot of Royal Wedding fashion to discuss. But those daughters of the Duke and Duchess of York — man, they know how to bring it. The cream silk might start to fade in your brain, but those Philip Treacy hats stay with you. Princess Beatrice’s even has its own Facebook page, with nearly 140,000 likes.