Made in the shade?

August 9, 2018—This portrait of Sarah Allen attracts attention for many reasons. This summer, it’s because she’s a fashion icon. That’s because this is the summer of the Big Hat.

So big, in fact, you might need a crane to wear the straw chapeau. Even tennis pro Serena Williams got in on the fad, though for her InStyle cover, her brim was modest compared to the Palapa Hat, from the Mexican design team Olmos & Flores, which boasts a 22-and-a-half-inch brim with a four-inch fringe. But where do you find a hat box ample enough for it? Image credit: The Olmos y Flores Palapa hat News source: Linda Dyett, “Hats Are Big This Summer. Really Big,” The New York Times, August 3, 2018