I am so confused about the speaker saying that "hats that looked as if they defied gravity." What does she imply? Did she mean the the hats are weird? or light? Or if she was being sarcastic, but then for what?
Could anyone help please?
The context is that the speaker is observing all the guests in the wedding .
Here is the sentence:
While the vicar droned on, and the little ballet-shod bridesmaids shuffled in their pews, I gazed around me at the other guests. There was barely a woman there who didn’t look like she might appear in the pages of a glossy magazine. Their shoes, which matched their outfits to the exact hue, looked as if they had never been worn before. The younger women stood elegantly in four-or five-inch heels, with perfectly manicured toenails. The older women, in kitten heels, wore structured suits, boxed shoulders with silk linings in contrasting colours, and hats that looked as if they defied gravity.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes