The 11 Best Rain Hats That Balance Function and Style

You'll stay dry and fashionable.

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Spring showers are officially upon us, and with that in mind, you’ll want to invest in the best rain hats to keep yourself nice and dry. Of course you should also consider a chic rain jacket and a comfortable pair of rain boots to get the job done, but a quality rain hat will provide extra protection, shielding your face and hair from any type of rain. Whether you encounter a light drizzle, a torrential downpour, or anything in between, a rain hat will undoubtedly save the day. 

Aside from combatting raindrops, the best rain hats can also be used to protect your face from the sun. So, next time you decide to embark on a trip to the shore, make sure to pack a rain hat in your beach bag (right next to your sunscreen products, of course). 

To note, rain hats aren’t just practical—they’re also considered a stylish headwear accessory, especially in the realm of street style. During this past Paris Fashion Week (which was largely overshadowed by the unfortunate forecast of nonstop rain), showgoers decided to style their waterproof outerwear with a variety of rain hats.

Moral of the story? If you choose the right rain hat, it can serve as a stylish investment piece that you'll wear through rain or shine.

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren K. Tappan is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes engaging stories ranging from shopping pieces to trend reports. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren covered fashion and beauty for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor, with a specific focus on e-commerce. She also held editorial roles at Town & CountryInto The Gloss, and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Pennsylvania. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.