Best Bucket Hats: Men, Women, Sun Protection

We dare you to try and not to keep these hats in constant rotation.

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If there’s one celebrity trend that’s still popular, it’s bucket hats. Everyone from Dua Lipa and Rihanna to Billie Eilish and Addison Rae have been spotted sporting this stylish ’90s-throwback accessory. We can see why: Not only does it protect your head and eyes from the hot sun, but it’s versatile enough to fit most styles and aesthetics.

While you could throw on a cute pair of sunglasses, these hats will make your outfit complete and are a star-approved accessory. As an added bonus, the accessory is a functional-yet-trendy piece of festival gear since most styles are compact and folding — a.k.a. it’s one of those travel necessities you need to throw in your backpack. Trending on Billboard

The early 2000s did feature the bucket hat style, but more specifically the fuzzy bucket hat. If you want to channel Y2K into your own outfits, then you’ll want to invest in bucket hats that have a furry texture like the fuzzy bucket hats Reneé Rapp and Meghan Thee Stallion wore while promoting the “Not My Fault” single for Mean Girls. Other bucket hat designs are still considered trendy for 2024. Today, you’ll find a variety of designs ranging from basic everyday looks to statement styles like the classic Y2K fuzzy bucket hat.

Whether you find yourself lounging on the beach this summer or going to all the biggest festivals and tours, Billboard Shopping put together our list of the best bucket hats no matter your style or budget.

Keep reading to shop our favorite picks below.

This cotton bucket hat basically has it all: it’s sun protecting with 50+ UPF, comes in a range of solid colors and patterns to match to your aesthetic and is foldable to throw in your luggage. Verified Amazon reviewers are also obsessed with its unisex design with more than 19,000 shoppers rating it five-stars.

Plant Mashiaoyi’s bucket hat on your head if you want two looks for the price of one. The reversible design comes with a floral pattern on one side and a simple black shade on the reverse. No matter what your mood or outfit is, this accessory is ready to adapt to it.

Snag 40% off Urban Outfitter’s soft bucket hat that’s available in five shades including lavender, pink, green, brown and black. The material is made from a nylon-blend that’ll help keep the sun from burning your head, but in style.

Beach days always call for a straw hat, and Madewell’s bucket hat is ready to keep your head protected in style. Choose from one of the various shades available (or snag one of each), grab your portable charger and get ready to listen to some beachy tunes as you take in the ocean view.

This Etsy Patchwork Denim Bucket Hat is the definition of ’90s style. Not only does it come with a quilted pattern, but it’s serving Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the 2001 American Music Awards.

This men’s bucket hat features a wide-brim and wallet-friendly price tag of $8. Besides boasting an adjustable chin strap, the design comes with a mesh panel to keep your head cool and sun protecting qualities that’ll keep your scalp safe from damaging UV rays.

Bring a touch of whimsy to your hat collection with this bucket hat from Free People. It comes with a more oversized brim and drawstrings to adjust to your liking and help prevent a gust of wind from blowing the hat off your head.

For less than $10 you can snag Amazon’s Choice for a protective bucket hat. The design uses a wide brim to cover more of your face and uses a mesh panel to keep your head from overheating. The material also boasts 50+ UPF that’ll keep damaging sun rays from burning your head.

We’re smiling ear-to-ear over this Malaxlx Smile Face Bucket Hat. It’s simple, cute and will cover our hair the days our strands are being anything but agreeable. Did we mention it’s also reversible?

For an everyday bucket hat, this checkered design will be the statement of your look. It comes with a cotton material that’s foldable to take on your travels and when folded, can also be a solid black style.

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