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In addition to a healthy layer of sunscreen and sunglasses, one fashion-forward way to shade your precious face is with a stylish sun hat.A reliable accessory for shielding faces from paparazzi, some of the best new sun hat styles have already been popping up on stars as we head into spring. Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid, Rihanna and Billie Eilish have topped off recent looks with bucket hats, a trend that you can expect to keep seeing through festival season and beyond. Visors are another throwback hat silhouette that finds favor in Hollywood, such as tennis court-ready canvas versions and sophisticated straw-brimmed styles.
Other perennial favorites we love to see include straw panamas, oversized fedoras and wide-brimmed floppy boaters as seen on the likes of Kylie Jenner and Emily Ratajkowski. And wide-brimmed straw sun hats always feel at home at the beach and the farmers market or, if you’re lucky, on the deck of a yacht somewhere in the Mediterranean.
Whether you’re gearing up for the music fest circuit or you’re preparing for a sun-drenched summer, we’ve rounded up some of the best sun hats for women below.
1. Lack of Color Seashells Fedora
This straw fedora by Lack of Color is finished with a chain of seashells that’ll have you looking vacation ready all year.
2. H&M Pocket Detail Bucket Hat
Taking our inspo from Hudgens, we love this sunny, slouchy bucket hat. It has a relatively modest brim and side pocket, and is made of recycled polyester for a fun day-off-at-the-local-pool vibe that also conveniently keeps your head from getting too sweaty. Pair it with a neon bikini (as worn recently by Vanessa Hudgens), or mix it up with a sundress and Chucks.
3. Gigi Pip Tessa Seagrass Fedora
You’ll be sipping on margaritas and mai tais in no time with Gigi Pip’s Tessa seagrass fedora,which has a frayed edge brim, an open weave a thin braided band — perfect for looking right at home in any cabana.
4. Solbari Reversible Holiday Sun Hat
Available in several chic colors, Solbari’s reversible Holiday Sun Hat is made of cotton-linen fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection and features a wide brim and a drawcord to ensure your shade never leads your head.
5. Brixton Jo Straw Rancher Hat
City slickers can look ranch-ready in Brixton’s Jo straw hat, which is made from light woven straw and finished with brown grosgrain ribbon on the crown and brim.
6. Madewell Packable Fedora Hat
When in doubt, you can always reach for the comforting familiarity of a fedora — and this classic packable straw hat is just the ticket. What’s great is that you want to take it on your next beach getaway, you can pack it in your suitcase without worrying about it losing its shape, and you don’t have to wear it on the plane.
7. Guess x J Balvin Crochet Bucket Hat
Channel the Summer of Love in this cool crocheted bucket hat from J Balvin’s latest collaboration with Guess. It’s got embroidered peace signs, hearts and happy faces and patchwork detailing, which are among the top trends this summer.
8. Lack of Color The Sierra Hat
For a Western-chic aesthetic at Stagecoach or elsewhere, Lack of Color’s Sierra hat is perfect for adding a bit of mystery to your summer ensemble. Whether it’s worn with a flannel button-down and denim, or a bohemian-chic maxi dress, this felt hat brings a laid-back look thanks to the tonal lace around the crown.
9. Fabletics Reversible Terry Bucket Hat
From Vanessa Hudgens’ summer-ready Fabletics collection, this reversible bucket hat is made of soft terry fabric that keeps your summer hair mess-free.
10. Parks Project Fun Suns Chenille Patch Hat
This denim five-panel cap from Parks Project boasts a playful chenille sun patch that’s just right for summer — and nature-loving wearers will dig that the brand donates funds to America’s national parks (they’ve given more than $2 million since 2014).
11. Cuyana Ribbon Tie Summer Hat
Channel Old Hollywood glamour with Cuyana’s oh-so-chic summer hat. This wide-brim topper is made of sustainable toquilla straw and finished with a long ribbon that lets you customize the look and fit.
12. Lele Sadoughi Straw Checkered Hat
Lele Sadoughi puts her playful spin on the classic straw hat silhouette. This stylish topper has a woven checkered pattern and is finished with gold-tone hardware and leather trim.
13. Gucci GG Canvas Bucket Hat
From belts and hair accessories to jewelry and beyond, logo-happy fashion is here to stay. Go with Gucci and wear the Italian luxury house’s canvas bucket hat, which features an all-over GG monogram on blue-washed jacquard canvas.
14. BTB Los Angeles Dylan Imitation Pearl Sun Hat
Wearing this luxe straw hat from Los Angeles-based BTB will put you in a globe-trotting state of mind, thanks to the wide brim and chic pearl studs that circle the brown grosgrain ribbon crown.
15. Nike Sportswear Heritage86 Adjustable Hat
Add an athleisure-inspired touch to your summer look with this vibrant hat by Nike, complete with the sportswear brand’s iconic motto. This adjustable cap comes in a variety of hues if the Pantone color of the year isn’t your jam.
16. Janessa Leoné Darcy Hat
Stars such as Meghan Markle, Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba and Chrissy Teigen have worn L.A. milliner Janessa Leoné’s chic chapeaux. The designer’s oversized Darcy bucket hat is made of soft cotton with UPF 50+ and a downturned brim, making this statement plaid piece easy to dress up or down.
17. Jimmy Choo Calix Sun Visor
For those ultra-luxe resort getaways, throw on Jimmy Choo’s Calix sun visor, which has a glittering gold adjustable strap with sporty logo lettering. The gradient lenses also offer UV protection.
18. Asos Design Packable Frill Edge Crochet Straw Bucket Hat
Asos’ packable frilled edge bucket hat with a colorful beaded band is one of the best women’s sun hats for giving off that “I just got back from Cabo” vibe.
19. Kenzo Tiger Embroidered Baseball Cap
Cult-favorite label Kenzo’s baseball cap lets you show your feline fandom (or French fashion devotion). The six-panel hat is made of cotton and features the Parisian luxury label’s iconic tiger head.
20. Furtalk UPF 50 Summer Hat
If “bigger is better” is your millinery mantra, then you’ll want to duck under this oversized floppy straw hat with UPF 50 sun protection. The brim measures about five inches wide, so there’s enough shade to keep you cool all summer and beyond.
21. Alice & Olivia Reversible Summer Bucket Hat
We know, we know. We’re suckers for a fun print and we couldn’t resist this bucket hat‘s sweet nostalgic daisy pattern that’s guaranteed to take every millennial straight back to the ’90s. And just in case you don’t feel like recreating your sixth-grade class picture one day, it is also reversible with a clean white side.
22. ASN Braid-Trimmed Boater
We love the oversized braided trim on this statement-making boater as an alternative to the ubiquitous floppy straw sun hat. This easy-to-wear option from ASN — an L.A.-based brand founded by sisters Alejandra and Ilsse Nevarez — gives us laid-back Hamptons vibes, and looks as chic with a blouse and jeans as with a flowing maxi.
23. Simplicity Women’s UPF 50+ Sun Visor
Get your Jackie O. on in this impossibly chic straw visor. This classic straw visor from Simplicity offers UPF 50+ sun protection and conveniently rolls up when you want to pack it in your vacation bag. It also comes in more than a dozen stylish solid and striped colors.
24. Missoni Striped Wide Brim Hat
Missoni always knows how to make a statement, and this striped wide-brim hat featuring the Italian fashion house’s signature colorful aesthetic will certainly help you stand out from the straw hat crowd.
25. Rag & Bone Lexie Wide Brim Fedora
Rag & Bone’s Lexie fedora is the kind of hat that you can throw on effortlessly with practically any outfit. It’s woven from limestone brown straw and has a center-dent crown that looks great with distressed denim or summer dress.
26. PrettyLittleThing Cream Oversized Straw Hat
Now this is how you make a statement in the sun. Whether you’re going for an outlandishly oversized look or you need a topper to cover your shoulders and then some, PrettyLittleThing’s extra-large straw hat offers enough shade for you and your BFF. It’s made of paper straw and comes in cream and black.
27. Esenshel Yoko Longbill Hybrid Hat
Known for his sculptural hats that have been seen on Rihanna, Lizzo and Sarah Jessica Parker (who wore a pink boater in And Just Like That), New York milliner Rodney Patterson’s Esenshel collection includes this chic Yoko Longbill hat that’s ready to shield your face from the sun with panache.
28. Adidas Women’s Adizero II Visor
Baseball caps don’t have a monopoly on sporty headgear, so why not opt for an athletic visor like this one by Adidas. Crisp white keeps it simple and classic, while the moisture-wicking mesh interior insures it’s comfy all day. We think it works just as well poolside as it does on the tennis court.
29. Scala Women’s Crocheted Packable Raffia Hat
For those of us who take our style cues from Beatrix Potter books by way of Taylor Swift, may we recommend this crocheted straw hat with a wide brim and straw bow trim? This is a hat that was made for planting bulbs in the front garden of your ivy-covered English garden — but also for downtown strolls and picnics in the park while wearing a perfect cotton sun dress.
30. Eric Javits Hampton Straw Summer Hat
If your chapeau collection doesn’t include at least one wide-brimmed straw hat, now would be the time to correct it. We recommend a simple, well-made version like this Hampton hat by Eric Javits, whose timeless silhouette is as graceful and effortless as ever.
31. Eugenia Kim Sunny Do Not Disturb Floppy Sun Hat
This generously sized straw floppy hat by Eugenia Kim communicates exactly what it says in a playful sequin script. This chic hat is finished with a black grosgrain band.
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