5 Best Sun Hats for Women

Discover the top 5 best ladies' sun hats with UV protection on the UV Skinz blog today, including various styles, like wide-brim sun hats, fedoras, wide-brim beach hats, and more!
Woman in a UV Skinz's Sun Hat

Whether you're packing for a beach vacation or looking for the perfect ladies' sun hat for your the next time you are lounging poolside, finding the best sun hat can be tough with all the options out there. 

To help, we've compiled a list of the best 5 sun hats for women that you just have to browse. Check them out below. 

Why Should You Wear a Sun Hat?

The sun's rays can cause skin damage, such as premature aging and Melasma as well as skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, over 39,000 women a year are diagnosed with melanoma.

Due to its proximity to the sun, your scalp gets more direct UV exposure than any other body part, which is why wearing a sun hat is so important.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Women's Sun Hat

Ensure your hat protects your head, ears, face, and neck. Here are some other factors to consider when choosing a women's sun hat:

  • UPF Rating: You should look for one with a UPF 50 rating.
  • Brim Size: If you want a full circumference, the brim must measure 3 to 5 inches across the entire circumference. The brim must be sturdy enough to prevent folding.
  • Hair Protection: The hat should completely cover your hair.
  • Size: A properly designed sun hat should be worn to rest comfortably between your eyebrows and hairline. 
  • Fitting: A practical sun hat must rest on your head. For the ideal fit, specific hats offer adjustable brims. Likewise, a chin strap may be necessary to prevent it from flying off.
  • Care: Consider the fabric when taking care of your sun hat. Knit materials can be spot-treated or washed, but straw hats can only be hand-washed or dry-cleaned because they won't survive a machine wash cycle.
  • Weave: Look for a tightly woven hat rather than a straw hat that is loosely made and lets in UV radiation. 
  • Chinstrap: Keeping your hat on in windy conditions is easier with a chin strap. Look for a sun hat with a removable chin strap so you can use it only when necessary.
  • Weight: It is more convenient to carry a lightweight, foldable hat that is easy to pack if you're planning on taking your sun hat with you on vacation. 

Why You Need a Sun Hat with a UPF Rating

A hat with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor or UPF rating is designed to protect your face (and sometimes your neck if it's a wide-brim hat) from the sun's UV rays. These types of hats are incredibly important for women who spend time outdoors and enjoy being out in the sun who want to reduce their risk of sun damage and skin cancer.

Here are some reasons why you would want to opt for a sun hat with a UPF rating:

  • Protect your skin from the sun's UVA and UVB rays. 
  • Reduce the risk of UV damage to your eyes. 
  • Prevent sunburns. 
  • Keep skin damage at bay. 
  • Reduce your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma.

UV Skinz's Best Women's Sun Hats

Women's Wide-Brim Sun Hat


UV Skinz's Wide-Brimmed Women's Sun Hat


This stylish, lightweight, wide-brimmed sun hat has a classic design that will never go out of style. This sun hat stays in place no matter what activity you're doing, so it's safe to wear while out on the beach with your children or sailing. With a broad brim and UPF of 50+, you're safe from the sun's harmful rays.   

Women's Ella Sun Hat


UV Skinz's Woman's Ella Sun Hat


This fashionable women's sun hat goes well with any outfit while also protecting your face. It features a wide brim and is not only big enough for a ponytail but also tough and long-lasting.  It is also UPF 50+ certified, the highest and best UPF rating possible.


Women's Georgia Sun Hat

UV Skinz's Women's Georgia Sun Hat


This women's sun hat is stylish and looks great with anything in our women's UPF resort wear collection. It's a favorite among moms looking to stay sun safe. This sun hat is flattering on any face and is versatile enough to be worn with almost anything!


Women's Dot Sun Hat


UV Skinz's Women's Dot Sun Hat


Are you taking a trip, going to a pool party, or attending a sporting event? If so, this women's sun hat is the perfect sun accessory for you! While being super fashionable and comfortable, it also offers UPF 50+ protection, so you can wear it outside doing all the activities you love. This is one of our best sellers!


Victoria Two Tone Hat

UV Skinz's Victoria Two-Toned Sun Hat


If you're looking for a stylish alternative to a baseball cap or wide-brimmed adventure hat, this is for you. This women's sun hat comes in a variety of colorful and neutral colors as well, so it's the perfect hat for the woman who likes to style her hat with her outfit. 

With UPF 50+, this women's sun hat provides the best in sun protection while keeping you looking chic all day long. 

Bonus: Seaside Hat

women's seaside sun hat

Stylish and elegant, our women's seaside sun hat was made for days by the sea! This sun hat for ladies pairs effortlessly with any beach cover-up or swimsuit and features a UPF 50+ rating to keep your skin safe from sun damage and sunburns. 

We love that this women's sun hat is easy to pack, comes in a variety of beautiful colors, and adds extra flair to your beachwear. 

How to Choose the Right Sun Hat for Your Face

If you're wondering how to choose the best sun hat for your face shape, we've got you covered. Here's a helpful list to get you started: 

  • Best Sun Hat for a Round Face: Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Best Sun Hat for an Oval Face: Fedora
  • Best Sun Hat for a Square Face: Floppy Sun Hat or Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Best Sun Hat for a Heart Face: Fedora or Medium-Sized Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat
  • Best Sun Hat for a Diamond Face: Fedora or Outback Sun Hat

Be sure to browse our entire collection of women's sun hats to find your absolute favorite.