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Stylish sun hat

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candykane25 Thu 31-Mar-16 10:21:55

Please can you recommend where I can get a stylish sun hat that is practical, but doesn't make me look like a toddler?
I'll be heading to the states this summer and I'll be wearing mostly casual clothes for running after my DD. It'll be fairly active, not much sunbathing.
Baseball caps don't suit me and they're not my style anyway.
Thank you!

HelloCanYouHearMe Thu 31-Mar-16 10:50:51

I got a nice one from Millets.

Do you have any camping stores or a Go Outdoors nearby?

candykane25 Thu 31-Mar-16 11:39:13

I think we have a millets in my nearest town, never think to go in! Thank hello !

PersisFord Thu 31-Mar-16 16:15:38

I'll be copying you candy, my current sunhat is blue with white spots.....and matches my 2 year olds'. I often buy a straw one from accessorize and then destroy it on the first day of my holiday. <helpful>

candykane25 Thu 31-Mar-16 17:48:26

Can I rock a Panama/fedora with casuals? I've looked at bucket hats but will it be too Oasis/Kevin the Teenager.
This afternoon in the garden I've been wearing sunglasses and a visor. Granny chic, not in a good way.

CMOTDibbler Thu 31-Mar-16 17:59:13

My last few sunhats have been trilby styles, like this.

candykane25 Thu 31-Mar-16 19:01:34

I really really like that! Navy is perfect. flowers dibbler

wombattoo Thu 31-Mar-16 19:06:43

I second looking somewhere like Millets or Blacks. Any of the out door type of shops as walkers and trekkers often need them.
Happy hunting

Buzzardbird Sat 02-Apr-16 11:05:05

Asos do a navy Panama. (Even if the model is wearing it all wrong) £22

candykane25 Sat 02-Apr-16 11:15:44

Ooh thank you buzzard !

MuttonCadet Sat 02-Apr-16 12:05:54

carrie74 Sat 02-Apr-16 13:55:32

I almost always wear a straw trilby. Occasionally a straw cowboy hat, but I've got a small head and short hair, so not sure I carry it off well, the trilby has neater proportions. I can also fold it up in the suitcase, and reshape on arrival.

candykane25 Sat 02-Apr-16 19:44:52

I think trilby is the answer. I am also small headed with shortish hair.

Alanna1 Sat 02-Apr-16 19:53:11

My stylish one doesn't pack well. My advice would be to go to a large department store, or the last one I bought was in Southwold (quite a few fancy shops selling beach gear).

PersisFord Sun 03-Apr-16 19:27:30

grin my head is enormous and I have loads of hair!!! I don't think it makes hat buying any easier!!

Glitteryfrog Sun 03-Apr-16 20:11:23

I got a 'straw' fedora from h&m last year for about £10. I'm sure it came in sizes - small, med, large?

candykane25 Sun 03-Apr-16 20:14:08

persis look at men's hats, they are a bit roomier.

PersisFord Sun 03-Apr-16 20:39:22

That's a good idea! Do men have bigger heads??

herecomesthsun Sun 03-Apr-16 20:42:28


candykane25 Sun 03-Apr-16 22:59:49

persis you know what, I don't know the answer to that definitively!
But all men's stuff is usually cheaper. (I buy DD boys shoes, always cheaper)

BlueEyeshadow Sun 03-Apr-16 23:05:34

Persis - I have a big head and lots of hair too. Got a lovely trilby in the men's department at Debenhams a couple of years ago (yes, they do generally come up in larger sizes).

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