Meet the 11 chicest wide-brimmed sun hats that will help protect you from the sun

Trust me I'm a sun worshipper

Ann Taylor-Joy Sun Hat
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While there’s no denying the mood-boosting benefits of feeling the sun on your skin, we’re now more aware than ever of the negative effects overexposure to harmful rays can have. From skin damage to more serious health concerns, the importance of sun protection has never been more prominent and we’re not just talking about SPF (although it’s definitely the best place to start).

When it comes to your wardrobe it’s useful to take steps to ensure your skin is adequately protected too, whether that’s by throwing on a chic cover-up post-swimming or investing in a stylish sun hat. Thankfully this season sun hats offer way more than just practicality making them not just a smart choice but also the perfect finishing touch to all your summer outfits.

Anya Taylor Joy in Jacquemus sun hat and orange dress GettyImages-2152792480

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Wondering what style of sun hat is on trend for 2024? There are a whole host of options available. If you really want to bring the drama (in the sartorial sense that is), take inspiration from Anya Taylor-Joy who opted for not one but two supersized straw styles from Jacquemus while in Cannes just last week. Proving a great sun hat really can make an outfit she used it as much more than just sun protection.

While it’s most definitely a case of the bigger the better when it comes to shading yourself from the sun however, let’s be real, they aren’t always the most practical, especially if you need to squeeze your hat into your suitcase. Thankfully if you are tight on space, this year wide-brimmed sun hats come in a range of styles as well as softer weaves allowing for easy packing without fear of your hat losing its shape. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something more everyday, check out our edit of the best sports caps, which are here to help you fulfil your tenniscore dreams as well as keeping you cool and covered.

So without further ado, here’s our edit of the best wide-brimmed sun hats to shop right now. Now let’s just hope the sun sticks around a little longer so we get the chance to wear them.

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Jazzria Harris
Freelance Fashion & Beauty Writer

Jazzria Harris is a freelance fashion and beauty journalist with over 8 years experience working in the industry. At just 4ft 11, she’s an expert in petite dressing and previously wrote the column Jazz’s Short Stories giving tips and advice on dressing for petite proportions. Her wardrobe staples are a great black blazer, a hardworking slip skirt and of course a great pair of heels (for the extra inches, of course). Jazz has written for publications including ELLE UK, heat magazine, Eliza, Women & Home and more.