Best Sun Hats For Women

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We know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun. But that doesn't mean we can't look stylish while doing so. Wearing a sun hat is a great way to give yourself an added layer of protection from the rays. With sleek styles and colorful choices, today's sun hats aren't just for old ladies.

Lanzom Women Wide Brim Straw Panama Roll up Hat Belt Buckle Fedora Beach Sun Hat UPF50+
It comes in an assortment of colors, but we like the neutral khaki that goes with everything. | Lanzom

An excellent choice for traveling, this 22.5″ x 2.9″ straw sun hat can be folded and stored in your bag — just grab it and go. Made of 90 percent paper straw and 10 percent polyester, the Lanzom hat is flexible and comfortable. With a clean, fedora style look, its simple and elegant design suits nearly any occasion, and the hat features an adjustable inside band to customize your fit. We like the convenience of folding and tucking it away for easy packing in your suitcase or handbag. The breathable, lightweight design is appreciated on a hot day outdoors.

Buy: Lanzom Women Wide Brim Straw Panama Roll up Hat

Simplicity Women's UPF 50+ Wide Brim Roll-up Straw Sun Hat Sun Visor
With this flexible style, you can easily wear your hair up, down, or pulled back in a ponytail and it won't interfere with your head covering. | Simplicity

For a simple and stylish way to keep the sun off your face, this adjustable straw sun visor rolls up for convenience. An excellent choice for gardening, lounging by the pool, or strolling along a beach, this wide brim visor is attractive and practical. The visor style keeps plenty of airflow and breeze around your head, and it fastens with a hook-and-eye closure in the back to stay secure. The wide-brim and UPF 50+ offer great protection from the sun. Simply roll it up to stash it away when not in use.

Buy: Simplicity Women's UPF 50+ Wide Brim Roll-up Straw Sun Hat

FURTALK Women's Beach Sun Straw Hat UV UPF50 Travel Foldable Brim Summer UV Hat
It has a concealed Velcro strap and removable chin strap and is finished with a tasteful grosgrain ribbon around the outside that drapes nicely in the back. | FURTALK

You'll look like a million without spending it in this straw sun hat from Furtalk. The hat's wide floppy brim and high UV-UPF protection offer Hollywood style elegance while blocking the sun's harmful rays. Just add a pair of dark sunglasses and you'll have the paparazzi taking a second look. The elegant style of this lightweight paper straw hat is breezy and beautiful and works equally well with dresses as it does swimsuits, shorts, and a t-shirt. An interior sweat-wicking band is adjustable, plus the hat comes in two sizes for a good fit. Easy to fold and pack without losing its shape.

Buy: FURTALK Women's Beach Sun Straw Hat

GearTOP Fishing Hat and Safari Cap with Sun Protection | Premium UPF 50+ Hats for Men and Women - Navigator Series
We like how it's lightweight and dries quickly. And you can carry it anywhere with ease. | GearTOP

This safari-style hat made of 100 percent polyester keeps you cool, dry and protected during an outdoor adventure. When the great outdoors calls, be ready to grab your gear and go. GearTOP's Safari Cap is the adventurer's go-to when it comes to keeping your head covered in sunny, hot, humid conditions. It's specifically designed to give you reliable protection outdoors. There's a drawstring to hold it in place, and the mesh design prevents moisture from building up. Just fold it up, stick it in your bag or pocket, and take on the wild.

Buy: GearTOP Fishing Hat and Safari Cap with Sun Protection

Muryobao Women's Ponytail Sun Hat UV Protection Foldable Mesh Wide Brim Beach Fishing Hat
No worry about wind – the toggle chin strap keeps it in place and a drawstring in the back adjusts to your head for a great fit. | Muryobao

Designed to fit head circumferences of 21-23 inches, this lightweight, foldable mesh hat won't interfere with your ponytail. In fact, it's made for it. When it's hot out you want to pull your hair back, and this airy hat will accommodate you with an opening in the back. This hat is not short on versatility and style. The cool mesh construction and the wide brim will keep sun and sweat off your face and keep you looking great through it all. Its breathable inner layer promotes airflow, and buttons on both sides allow you to style it up or down for different looks. It's offered in numerous colors and dual-color combinations.

Buy: Muryobao Women's Ponytail Sun Hat

Mary O'Connell is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands' staff. Mary is particularly drawn to Cuba and Puerto Rico for their stunning beaches and vibrant, diverse art communities.