Thursday, January 5, 2012

How To Pick The Perfect Sun Hat

Belle Epoque
Choosing the right sun hat can be daunting.  There are many types and styles to consider: bucket hats, floppy hats, woven hats, fedora hats, beach hats, cruise hats and resort hats.  And there are equally many materials: natural materials such as cotton, straw, raffia, linen and synthetic materials such as micro-terry.
Ultimately, there are 5 main things to consider when picking the perfect sun hat for your vacation getaway:
Sun Protection – Make sure you choose a sun hat with a UPF rating of 50+ for maximum sun protection. The rim size and shape also dictates how much protection from the sun you’re getting.  The larger the rim the more protection you get. 
Style – You can have it! Today there are some great choices of stylish sun hats that give you ultimate protection from the sun.  Choices range from simple cotton beach bucket hats to large rim ribbon/straw combinations.  We love Physician Endorsed hats; they do an excellent job combining fashion with function.
Activity- Consider what activities you’re going to partake in when wearing the sun hat.  Are you going sightseeing, swimming, reading a book by the pool, strolling on the beach or going on an excursion?  Pick a sun hat that is versatile to fit a few of your scheduled activities.
Packability – Select a sun hat that’s packabke i.e. light weight and crushable so it can easily fit in your suitcase or carry on luggage.   
Size- The fit is important, make sure to pick a sun hat that fits you right.  Most of our sun hats are adjustable to give you that perfect fit.
Follow the above guidelines and you will no doubt find the “perfect” sun hat for your next vacation getaway.

Take a look at our selection of fabulous chic hats for the  beach, resort, and cruise at

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