Summer hats for women: 2019
Wide-brimmed, bucket, visor or headband - what's your summer style?
Despite all the planning, packing and re-packing, all too often one of the most important holiday wardrobe items can get overlooked, and a hat gets sacrificed in favour of yet another pair of strappy sandals.
It doesn't help that the wrong hat can make you feel - let's face it - like a bit of an idiot, especially if you're not used to wearing one at home.
But, the right hat will not only suit you, it will provide much-needed sun protection for your face and hair and shade your dusty head the morning after too many cocktails. The right hat can even elevate your look and frame your face.
When choosing a summer hat think of the type of activity you'll need it for, your packing plans (a wide-brimmed straw hat can be stuffed with smaller items of clothing, placed in the bottom of the suitcase and packed around), and what your swimwear style is.
Sporty swimwear will look good with the utility of a bucket hat or a sporty visor while a sleek one-piece can offset a wide-brim.
Still not convinced? A headband or mini-turban are a happy medium keeping hair off your face and providing some scalp protection if you comb your hair in the right way.
Read on for a rundown of the sun hat trends of 2019, plus our pick of the best summer hats to buy now.
Clockwise from main image: Check hat £60, Ganni; Green check hat £73, Faithfull the Brand; Leopard-print hat £50, Loeffler Randall; check hat £15, Monki; Jacquard hat £290, Prada; Yellow hat £18, Urban Outfitters
Clockwise from left: Straw and lambskin hat £1,100, Chanel; Leather-trimmed paper and PVC visor £75, Rag & Bone; Monogram visor £270, Gucci; Yellow cotton twill cap £6.99, H&M; Blue Diorclub1 visor £285, Dior; Pink cap £12.50, Accessorize
Clockwise from left: Oversized straw hat £350, Zimmermann; Feather-trimmed hat £245, House of Lafayette; Fringed straw hat £200, Sensi Studio; Straw fedora £29, & Other Stories; Black ribbon hat £13.99, H&M; Raffia edge hat £25, Accessorize
Clockwise from left: Silk headwrap £50, Silke London; Rainbow knit £160, Missoni Mare; Leopard print £10, Asos Design; Rainbow stripe £25, J.Crew; Red floral £7.50, Dorothy Perkins; Raffia headband £15.99, Mango