6 Hot Summer Hats That Will Keep You Cool (PHOTOS)

straw hatI think I should have been born to a different generation. Maybe the '40s or '50s -- during the height of awesome style. I'm obsessed with the prints, the frocks, the floppy hats, the fabrics, and the way women were admired and respected for their curvaceous figures. Ah, it was a beautiful thing.

But since we can't go back in time (damn it!), lucky for us that fashion recycles regularly. Most of the looks I drool over from yesteryear are making an appearance today -- which includes stunning one-piece bathing suit designs and yep, you guessed it: Sun hats. When I think of time well spent at the beach, I picture a cloudless sky, a big drink, and gorgeous, shady straw hat to read under.

Backyard dwellers and beach goers alike, it's high time we took a hint from the hat styles of days old with these six sunny caps made for summer. Take a look.

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