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Calling all beach bound brides: You've put a lot of effort into looking your best for the big day, so why not preserve that youthful glow? Slathering on the SPF is step one (we hope), now take sun protection to the next (very luxe) level by adding a classic white beach hat to your packing list. Chose any one of these bridal–approved picks and rest assured you'll be polished and protected while you soak up the sun!
1. Classic Panama
An American icon made famous on President Roosevelt's trip to the Panama Canal; it's a classic for a reason. From honeymoon safari to bachelorette beach getaway, this ivory design with a classic black ribbon adds tomboy flare to your look.
Panama Hat, $58, J.Crew
2. Dramatic Floppy
Calling all drama queens. This oversized brim will shield you from the honeymoon sun so you can preserve your newlywed skin. The gold leaf appliquè is the cherry on top of this oh–so–mysterious look.
Kew Hat, $275, Little Doe
3. Bridal Bucket
A basic bucket hat never looked so chic. Thanks to a navy chiffon ribbon and a 3–inch dipping brim, this white linen hat looks positively posh pre– or post–wedding.
Jordana Beach Hat, $240, Eugenia Kim available at Barneys
4. Colorful Trillby
A pop of pink is necessary if you're a bride who's over the sea of white. Unlike its fedora cousin, the trilby features a shorter brim that's flipped up in the back and (essential for most women) flattering on smaller heads. Pink Panama Straw Trilby, $330, Borsalino available at Avenue 32
5. Throwback Boater
No barbershop quartet here. The classic striped detail on a traditional boater is ditched in favor of an all–white style that adds timeless glamour to the 1920's favorite. It's perfect for the bride who loves all things retro. Straw Hat, $410, Gigi Burris Millinery available at Farfetch