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Time's worst fashion moments of 2011

Naomi Campbell, Princess Beatrice and Kate Middleton.

Time magazine has released some really excellent Top 10 lists for 2011. These lists help you reminiscence about the amazing year, or make you glad that we're almost out of it. Getting reamed on trashy mags' Worst Dressed Lists is probably pretty bad, but you know that you've really crossed some horrific border when a serious magazine like Time calls you out for your bad sartorial choices. Let's take a look at some of Time's choices for the Top 10 Worst Fashion Moments of 2011:

Princess Beatrice's Hat. Princess Beatrice first wore the terrible hat in question--a beige hat with a circular, solid ribbon bow on the front of it--to the Royal Wedding this year. But then the hat changed hands and William Shatner, Osama bin Laden and the entire American cabinet wore it in one of the most popular and persistent memes of the year. Beatrice is worse though because she chose to wear that hat. Osama can only take what he can get.

Naomi Campbell, Met Gala. Campbell decided to take her attendance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala's quite literally and wear a costume. The Alexander McQueen ensemble that features half of an ice skater's bodice and half of an extra-long flapper's skirt didn't even flatter the supermodel. What hope do the rest of have in our McQueen knockoffs?

John Galliano, Those Bad Words. Former creative director for Dior didn't wear or design anything offensive; he got into trouble this year because of his offensive tongue. Galliano yelled anti-Semitic insults at a couple in Paris, resulting in his firing from Dior and an $8,000 fine. He also lost Dior muse, Natalie Portman, who refused to wear a design by Galliano at the Academy Awards. Galliano is still trying to make it back into the designer golden circle.

Kate Middleton, Almost Every Day. Poor, poor, Kate Middleton. Everyone loved her wedding dress, and thought they had found themselves a Duchess to emulate. Forever 21 had their dress-designing pencils ready. Alas, Kate has proved to be boring inspiration, wearing beige, navy and nude ensembles almost exclusively. Too bad her hats look like they came out of a 1950's country club and her ensembles look like she's preparing to meet the Queen at any time. Plus, when Time magazine thinks your fashion is boring, you're pretty far gone.

What celebrities did you think should have left their atrocious outfits at home this year?