A new design we are testing for our Spring/Summer 2022 line is a LaaTeeDa reversible bucket hat
! Bucket hats have officially made the transition from dorky to in-fashion and we couldn't be more excited! The best part about bucket hats isn't just that they are trendy. Since they have a wide, circular brim, they also serve some serious summer sun protection.
While fashionistas may have resurrected the style made famous by '90s street style icons and hip hop artists, the best part about bucket hats isn't just that they are trendy. Since they have a wide, circular brim, they also serve up some serious summer sun protection.
According to Elizabeth Hale, MD
, board-certified dermatologist and vice president of the Skin Cancer Foundation
, it's really important for people to recognize that, in addition to
sunscreen, there are other steps that can be taken to protect from UV rays, like wearing hats and
when outdoors. "Hats provide an easy way to keep sun off your face, while also protecting your vulnerable scalp, which is a common area for skin cancer," explains Dr. Hale.
Of course, wearing any kind of hat is better than not wearing a hat at all, however what makes bucket hats so great is that, unlike a baseball cap, they offer you a 360-degree protection. Hats that shade your ears, the sides of your face, and the back of your neck are ideal since these are all very common areas for squamous and basal cell carcinoma. The broader the brim, the better," says Dr. Hale. When selecting the best bucket hat to sport this summer, the best options for optimal sun protection are ones that are light-colored to reflect sun rays so you don’t overheat, and have UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50 or higher.
This is why we have selected a couple different versions that are reversible with a lighter color option for those extra hot summer days!
Now available at LaaTeeDa.com!