The 12 Best Sun Hats for Summer Days Ahead

Made in the shade

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The best sun hats can tie your summer outfits together in an unexpected way while protecting you from the sun. A floppy straw style feels slightly bohemian, while a bucket hat exudes an earthier feel. Either way, sun hats are as essential to a warm-weather wardrobe as the best sunglasses or a chic swimsuit.

Picking the best sun hat is about balancing practicality and style. Experts say coverage is a necessity, but so is a precise vibe that complements your closet. “I’m always wearing a wide brim to give me the best UV protection [and stay] super chic,” stylist Aleksandra Markovic tells Harper’s Bazaar. “I try to choose a color that goes with many different looks. A natural straw [hat] is a great option, as you can wear it with almost everything.”

Sun hats aren’t replacements for sunscreen, but they do block out harsh rays and pair beautifully with the best black sunglasses. Choose the perfect sun protection for summer from our edit of the 12 best sun hats for women ahead. Each one was selected with dimensions, sun protection, and overall look in mind.


Raphia Hat With Triomphe PatchBEST LUXURY SUN HAT

Celine Raphia Hat With Triomphe Patch

Add a touch of elegance to your beachside look with this ultra-chic bucket hat. The Celine logo is even more striking in black raffia.

Sizes: S, M


ba&sh Hermione Hat

Calling all boho-chic ladies: This oversize floppy hat is for you. Whether you’re sailing in the Caribbean or enjoying lunch in the sun, a wide-brim hat with a delicate ribbon finishes off the look.

Sizes: 54–57

Embroidered Monogram Straw HatBEST STRAW SUN HAT

Ruslan Baginskiy Embroidered Monogram Straw Hat

Now 40% Off

The simple and elegant monogram, combined with the straw’s natural texture, gives this hat a sophisticated and elevated look. Wear it with a sundress or a flowy top and shorts.


MG X Lorna Murray Capri Maxi Hat Hot PinkBEST SUN HAT FOR TRAVEL

Mignonne Gavigan X Lorna Murray MG X Lorna Murray Capri Maxi Hat Hot Pink

There’s no summer hat bolder than this folded pink number. It’s perfect for summer travel, since it’s foldable and easy to pack. Don’t leave for your beach getaway without it.

Sizes: One size


Trina Turk Floral Cloud Hat

Now 12% Off

Instantly activate vacation mode with this vibrant sun hat. Pair with a black swimsuit and sandals, and you’ll be the chicest person on the beach.

Sizes: One size




Boteh Hera Bucket Hat

The bucket hat craze isn’t over yet—and this one is the best entry point to the trend. Whether you’re running errands or spending all day on the beach, the comfortable quilted design will add an extra hint of color (and shade) to your look.

Sizes: One size


Monday Swimwear Bondi Hat

Stay cool and covered up in this straw hat with an extra-wide brim. The frayed edges add a vacation-appropriate touch.

Sizes: One size



Nona Striped Bucket Palm Straw HatBEST STRIPED SUN HAT

BrunnaCo Nona Striped Bucket Palm Straw Hat

This minimalist hat is perfect for a summer picnic or meeting friends for brunch. Choose a dress that features one of the stripes’ colors to create a cohesive look.

Sizes: 54, 56, 58

Convertible Continental HatBEST CONVERTIBLE SUN HAT

Hat Attack New York Convertible Continental Hat

A ribbon trim gives this straw hat a refined touch. When you’d rather go for a casual look, the vanilla strap is removable. Either way, it’s right at home with a linen button-down and matching summer pants.

Sizes: One size

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