Apr 01, 2015 11:23AM

Rihanna's Bestie Is Making Bucket Hats For Opening Ceremony


Rihanna's personal Instagram photographer/life-long best friend Melissa Forde has released a line of bucket hats to be stocked exclusively at Opening CeremonyThe Michelle-to-Rihanna's-Beyoncé was approached by rapper Wale to design the range of hats for his line Wrking Title. The Riri-endorsed results are obvi set to sell out worldwide.

This new development got us thinking 'bout bucket hats, a style that went from niche to General Pants in four five seconds. The recent bucket hat revival first appeared as an ironic-cool headwear statement of the skater bro elite and quickly become a festival staple (and possible douchebag red flag).

Bucket hats are certainly one of the most iconic and successful fashion items of the 90s revival, and it looks like they're to stay as we head into full-blown 2000s nostalgia. In other words, the bucket hat used to have a little, now it's got a lot. And, despite sitting atop Rihanna's head, it's important to remember where they came from...

Crossroads-era Britney.

Nerdy Willow making a statement with a woolly bucket. 

Eminem working the shell bucket. 

Lizzie's best friend Miranda always on point.

This is one of the least terrible hats Joey wore, and that's saying something.

The Olsen twins perfect as always in bucket in front of Buckingham Palace. 

And the unchallenged queen of hats, Alex Mack.

Melissa's hats are now available in Opening Ceremony stores and online

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Lucy Jones