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The Best Sun Hats for Women

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When you’re packing for the beach this season, don’t forget a sun hat to top off your summer look and also to protect you from the sun. From the classic straw hats and baseball caps to the nostalgic bucket hat and visors, this season has so many sun hats for women to choose from.

Plus, while we all know how important it is to wear sunscreen outdoors, the addition of a sun hat will also help minimize sun exposure—all while completing your cute summer outfit! If you’re looking for a sun hat to help with sun protection, be sure to pay attention to it’s UPF (or Ultraviolet Protection Factor). Similar to SPF, UPF is a rating for how well an article of clothing will protect you from the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, a fabric must have a UPF of 30 to qualify for the Seal of Recommendation. A UPF of 30-49 offers very good protection, while UPF 50+ rates as excellent.  

Whether you’re looking for style or sun care (OR BOTH!), we’ve put together a list of the best sun hats for women:

black straw hat for women

Lanzom Womens Big Bowknot Straw Hat

UPF: 50+
Price: $20
This stylish black hat is the essential accessory for outdoor travel, pool lounging or beach adventures. The foldable and packable design makes it an easy choice for storage in a handbag or backpack—great for travel!

striped sun hat for women

Miranda Wide Brim Hat

UPF: 50+
$69
Give your outfit a pop of color with this stylish hat that also gives you full face and neck coverage. Perfect for everyday leisure, and relaxing by the pool, lake or ocean, plus you’re guaranteed to be sun safe!

visor for women

Packable Straw Visor

UPF: 30+
$58
This classic and stylish straw visor hat not only will complete your summer outfit, but it is lightweight and travel-ready—a perfect addition to your vacay packing!

hello sunshine sun hat

Junque Embroidered Floppy Sun Hat

UPF: 50+
$20
This fun, floppy hat with cute summer phrases across the brim is perfect for those who love being on vacay. With the option for a variety of sayings, not only will this hat get you in beach mode, but it is the go-to to get that perfect Insta summer pic!

stylish bucket hat

Wallaroo Hat Company Women’s Darby Sun Hat

UPF: 50+
$51
A modern twist on a vintage look, this elegant hat has a timeless design with the ultimate sun protection. The perfect accessory for walking barefoot on the beach or going summer shopping with friends.

lululemon baseball hat for women

Lululemon Soft Baller Hat

UPF: Unknown
$48
This classic ball cap is lightweight with a mesh fabric sweatband to wick moisture and help keep you dry. The perfect go-to when you’ve got an active day ahead or to conquer your crazy “after beach” hair.

best sun hats for women

Genevieve Floppy Sun Hat

UPF: 50+
$45
Not only is this hat stylish, but it’s also from a fair trade-certified brand focused on sustainable and versatile options. Made from responsibly sourced paper, this hat also features a hemp recycled polyester blend sweatband, floppy brim and faux suede drawcord to keep it secure on windy days.

floral bucket hat for women

Leyla Bucket Hat

UPF: Unknown
$40
The vibrant green floral print of this lightweight cotton bucket hat offers a refreshing way to incorporate a burst of color into your summer outfit. The perfect accessory for a day at the beach or working in the garden.

striped straw sun hat

Roxy Salt Water Happiness Straw Hat

UPF: Unknown
$36
Enjoy casual summer days in style with this long brim woven straw hat perfect for lounging by the pool or sipping cocktails from the patio.

best summer sun hats for women

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