Shop for Stylish Women Hats
Hats are so on-trend right now and they have the added bonus of keeping the sun from damaging our skin, so here are our top tips on how to find the right and stylish women hat to suit you best and where to shop for hats in Singapore.
The sunny weather in Singapore makes it pertinent to wear a hat when you’re outdoors. If you’re not a regular hat-wearer, however, finding the right one to suit your face and body type can be a bit daunting. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks on finding the right hat.
1. Finding the right material for your stylish hat
It may sound like common sense but it’s a good reminder to look out for hats made of lightweight, breathable fabrics to wear them without sweating a bucket in Singapore. Straw hats are the most common options. Here, we share more about the several types available.
STRAW: RAFFIA, TOQUILLA, PINANGABOL AND MORE PALM-DERIVED MATERIALS
Raffia is one of the most common natural fibres used to make straw hats and is light and breathable. The more costly straw hats are weaved more tightly and consistently. Other similar materials used for straw hats include Toquilla (an Ecuadorian palm which is used for Panama hats).
Besides shielding your eyes from the sun, several styles including the hand-braided raffia hats (like the visor below) also carry UPF 50+ sun protection, which is fab news for your skin; how’s that for doubled benefits? Visors too are no longer fashion faux pas when they look as stylish as these raffia ones, and they won’t give you “hat hair”, so grab one of these to get started on your hat habit.
For easy storage, we suggest that you can also opt for rollable straw hats — yes, they do exist — but the ones that truly can be rolled do tend to cost more as they are made without seams and joints to become more pliable.
Cotton is the most fuss-free option, since most well-made cotton-blend hats can actually be washed. Your options include baseball caps, bucket and newsboy hat styles.
2. Choose the right shape and size of hat for your body
You should choose a size that is in proportion to your height and shoulder width; a fact that the petite should definitely heed.
Comment on the box below if think of other hats that are fun to have. Do check out our article on your picnic essentials.