7 Reasons Why Women Wear Hats


Summer and winter hats come in all kinds of styles, designs and colors to suit women’s different tastes and sense of fashion. The diversity of hats make them suitable for different occasions. You can easily accessorize your outfit with the right hat even without wearing jewelry.

Modern hats became popular in the 19th century, when women wore bonnets decorated with ribbons. At the beginning of the 20th century, large round-rim hats with feather and flower decorations became trendy. Women wore the hats as a symbol of status, style, and tradition.

In 1908, the cloche hat, also known as bell in English, was invented. It became fashionable later in the 20s and 30s. However, women wore hats less during the Second World War because they spent more time in factories, working to feed their families.

During this era, women donned simple and practical outfits. Later, after the war ended, women wore hats to occasions, such as art Operas, weddings, and even church. Hats are elegant and chic, making them perfect accessories for your fashion wear.

Although hats were invented to offer protection from the sun, cold weather, and rain, it became a fashion item that symbolizes social status and style in the Middle Age. Here are seven reasons why women wear hats today:

7 Benefits of Wearing Hats

1)     Skin Protection from Harsh Weather Elements

Hats protect the skin around your neck and face from harsh sun rays, which can cause sunburns. The burns increase your risk for skin cancer. It also reduces the effect of UV rays on your damaged skin and aging.

Rising awareness and women’s desire for healthy-looking skin have led to the increasing popularity of wide-rim summer hats.

2)     Physical and Mental Protection from the World

Hats can deflect both physical and mental things thrown your way. It hides your face so that those around can’t recognize you.

The functional nature of hats doesn’t just protect from the harsh sun, but also hides your face or haircut as you deem fit. A fitting hat or a wide hat can help achieve your desire.

3)     Hair Protection

As you age, your hair becomes brittle and dry, especially due to changes in your hormones. Harsh weather can also make your hair dry and brittle, explaining the need for hair moisturization.

Hats can protect your hair from damage due to prolonged exposure to harsh cold winds, the sun, and rain. Moreover, you can wear your favorite hat on your bad hair day to continue looking your best.

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Whether your hair is unkempt or shaggy, you don’t have to let the world know about it. Simply hide it under your stylish hat.

4)     Body Temperature Control

Hats were invented to keep you cool in winter and warm in summer. Women wear hats to control their body temperatures in extreme weather conditions.

5)     Complete the Look of Your Outfit

Hats can make you stand out, shape and frame your face, and even highlight your outfit to make a bold fashion statement. They’re the accessories you need to complete your look.

A beautiful hat can improve your appearance, making you look more attractive. Wearing your favorite hat over a complementary outfit is as good as adding marshmallows to your cup of hot chocolate drink.

Moreover, the versatile nature of hats make them perfect accessories for any occasion. Women wear hats, such as baseball or bucket hats to sports events, a Fedora on vacation, a straw or beach hat at the beach or around a pool, or cloche or beret hats in winter.

The simple yet stylish accessories can add some fun personality to your outfit.

6)     Boosts Confidence

Women wear stylish and unique hats, such as wide-brimmed hats and fedoras to boost their confidence. The distinct looks make women appear brave, confident, and stylish. Moreover, you’re more likely to feel confident in a hat than without one.

7)     Creates a Personal Identity

Hats are synonymous with self-identity and affirmation. The type of headgear you wear can reflect your attitude, culture, principles, belonging, and even style. It affirms your profession, origin, or even movement.

The fedora gives women a classic yet elegant look. The baseball cap gives a sporty, cool allure, making it ideal for sports celebration events or chill-out parties with loved ones or friends.

The floppy hat, on the other hand, can affirm your well-refined charisma and strong sense of fashion. It reflects true character and class.


Hats can keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. The head is responsible for about 5% to 10% loss of your body heat. Therefore, wearing a hat reduces heat loss from your body to protect your ears from the cold in winter.

Similarly, hats offer you cover in summer from the harsh sun rays. It deflects rays off your head to keep you cooler in warm weather. Whether you prefer fitting or wide-brimmed hats, you can don yours in style to a chosen occasion or event.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.