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100 Lid-Flipping Chapeaus

From Western-Inspired Cowboy Hats to Fantastic Floppy Finds

— March 20, 2012 — Pop Culture
Whether it was Lady Gaga’s penchant for ostentatious head wear, a throwback to the Wild West, or the looming threat of caner causing UV Rays that sparked the masses to cover their heads, these lid-flipping oversized chapeaus are popping up everywhere from the beach to the catwalk. 

The question has changed from whether or not to don a cap to how big and bold of a hat to go with. Cowboy-throwback pieces are coming back in a big way, with brims getting larger and floppier as they roll out on the runways and amish-inspired pieces are making a splash as well.

These lid-flipping oversized chapeaus range from the large, but sane, to gargantuan and zany, leaving the cap connoisseur to pick their own personal level of bold.

Hats made from umbrellas, hats without tops and hats inspired by the head wear sported by Catholic nuns are on the rise, giving fashionistas everywhere an excuse to cover up their second-day hairstyles and leave their brushes at home.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Leprechaun-Inspired Lids
Leprechaun-Inspired Lids
The Ragamuffin Designs 'Luck 'O the Irish' Hats are Cute and Quirky Caps
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97
Oversized Hard Hats
Oversized Hard Hats
Rafael Melida Creates a Giant Helmet Sculpture Out of Yellow Helmets
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96
Cape-Chic Campaigns
Cape-Chic Campaigns
Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson are the Faces of Lanvin Fall 2011
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95
White Western Editorials
White Western Editorials
The Dior Homie Dazed & Confused Editorial is Edgy and Eclectic
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94
Soothing Seaside Editorials
Soothing Seaside Editorials
The Alexandra Spencer Grazia Italia Shoot is a Trip to a Coastal Town
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93
Vaquero-Like Fashion Videos
Vaquero-Like Fashion Videos
The Moonchild SS12 Collection Has a Mexican Cowboy Vibe
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92
Hat-Engulfing Ensembles
Hat-Engulfing Ensembles
The Marc Jacobs AW12 Collection Boast Glamorously Gigantic Accents
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91
Floppy Floral Bonnets
Floppy Floral Bonnets
Selki Fabrik Hats are the Perfect Sun Accessories for Summer
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90
Red Hot Bowler Hats
Red Hot Bowler Hats
The Karen Elson Jalouse Magazine July/August 2010 Editorial
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89
Conspiracy Hats
Conspiracy Hats
Tin Foil Hat From The 'Worst Shop Ever' Will Protect You
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88
Feisty Feather Ensembles
Feisty Feather Ensembles
The Metal Magazine Ilse de Boer Shoot is Boho-Inspired
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87
Gigantic Peacock Hats
Gigantic Peacock Hats
Jennifer Hawkins' Feathered Headpiece Spreads its Wings
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86
Retail Bags as Hats
Retail Bags as Hats
Maximus Chatsky Disguises Models' Expressions Yet Exposes Beauty
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85
Judaistic Fashion
Judaistic Fashion
The Uncommon Creatures Debut Collection Channels the Hasidic Jew
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84
Gradual Transformation Collections
Gradual Transformation Collections
Prabal Gurung Fall 2012 Show Goes From Dark to Light
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83
Bold Blush Editorials
Bold Blush Editorials
The Character Studies Editorial by Andy Eaton Plays Dress-Up
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82
Flower Power Hats
Flower Power Hats
The SVENSK Knitwear is Cute and Chic
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81
Topless Hats
Topless Hats
'Showing Out' in Dazed & Confused April 2010 Has 80s-Inspired Wear
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80
Bonnet-Bearing Blondes
Bonnet-Bearing Blondes
The Nathalia Oliveira Vogue Italy July 2011 Spread Covers Up
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79
Chic Top Hats
Chic Top Hats
Nicole Richie's Classy Sophisticated Fall Collection for Winter Kate
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78
Cryptic Western Editorials
Cryptic Western Editorials
Caroline Winberg Elle Russia September 2011 Spread Shows Fall's Best
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77
Military-Inspired Headpieces
Military-Inspired Headpieces
The Elle Latin America November 2011 Issue is Ready for Combat
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76
Artistic Cap Contests
Artistic Cap Contests
The New Era XC Design Competition Promotes Alternative Hat Styles
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75
Fashionable Harp Headgear
Fashionable Harp Headgear
Jan Masny Captures Models with Odd Hats
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74
Cone-Shaped Mesh Hats
Cone-Shaped Mesh Hats
Issey Miyake Spring 2011 Shows Modern Takes on the Straw Hat
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73
Monstrous Furry Headdresses
Monstrous Furry Headdresses
Models' Heads Kept Warm at the Maison Martin Margiela Fall 2010 Show
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72
Overextended Sun Hats
Overextended Sun Hats
The Hope Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Features a Quirky Headpiece
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71
Champagne Hats
Champagne Hats
Elegant Millinery at the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic
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70
Menswear-Inspired Autumn Fashion
Menswear-Inspired Autumn Fashion
The Gucci Fall 2011 Lookbook Brings Boho Styles to Life
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69
Caged Couture Hats
Caged Couture Hats
The 'How To Spend It' Autumn 2010 Edition is Embellished with Style
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68
Chic Birdy Hats
Chic Birdy Hats
The Eugenia Kim Fall 2011 Collection is Filled with Vintage Felt Inspiration
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67
Haute Haunting Fashion
Haute Haunting Fashion
The Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2012 Collection Fuses Goth and Boho Styles
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66
Plush Sea Creature Hats
Plush Sea Creature Hats
Obey My Brain's Whimsical Oceanic Caps are Wacky
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65
Carcass Couture Headpieces
Carcass Couture Headpieces
James Robert Faulkner Crafts Roadkill Hats
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64
Mod Mennonite Lookbooks
Mod Mennonite Lookbooks
The Frankie Morello Pre-FW11 Line is Contemporary Country
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63
Giant Feathered Hats
Giant Feathered Hats
The Tati Cotliar 10 Magazine Editorial is Completely Couture
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62
Next-Gen Pilgrim Hats
Next-Gen Pilgrim Hats
Claudia Schulz Designs Wool-Felt Headwear for Autumn
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61
Floppy Hat Pictorials
Floppy Hat Pictorials
‘The Holiday Lolita' Photo Shoot for Vogue Nippon
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60
Bold Bonnet Pictorials
Bold Bonnet Pictorials
'On the Head and Neck' Explores the Spirit of Berets and Bow-Ties
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59
Giant Bow Hats
Giant Bow Hats
Aretha Franklin's Surprising Headwear at Obama's Inauguration
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58
Elaborate Hat Drawings
Elaborate Hat Drawings
These 'Incredible Hats' by Sveta Dorosheva are Imaginatively Creative
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57
Cone-Head Couture
Cone-Head Couture
The Givenchy Spring 2010 Collection Features Dunce Hats
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56
Couture Country Girl Lookbooks
Couture Country Girl Lookbooks
Anna de Rijk in En Cavale has a Chic Farm Girl Flair
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55
Rapunzel Hats
Rapunzel Hats
Faux Braided Hair Turbans by Denise Julia Reyton
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54
Poofy Poolside Attire
Poofy Poolside Attire
The Modern Luxury Magazine Colin Angus Shoot Dotes Daring One-Pieces
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53
Coolie Hats & Vibrant Prints
Coolie Hats & Vibrant Prints
Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011 Has an Asian Flair
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52
Fierce Fur Topper Collections
Fierce Fur Topper Collections
The Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Super Modern
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51
Lovely Large Hats
Lovely Large Hats
The Poetics of Body Vogue Korea September 2010 Spread is Playful
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50
Faux Taxidermy Headwear
Faux Taxidermy Headwear
Shinji Konishi's Animal Hair Hats Are Frightening But Fierce
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49
Rebellious Folk Fashion
Rebellious Folk Fashion
Country Love by Lukas Dziewic is Stylishly Defiant
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48
Mad Hatter Panache
Mad Hatter Panache
Sao Paulo Fashion Week Sees a Plethora of Strange Hats
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47
Urban Cowboy Catwalks
Urban Cowboy Catwalks
The Nicholas K Fall/Winter 2012 Line is Western Chic
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46
Mysteriously Veiled Vixens
Mysteriously Veiled Vixens
The Glamour Poland Emilia Nawarecka Shoot is Masked Magnificence
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45
Animalistic Headwear
Animalistic Headwear
Thakoon Was All Fur Elegantly Puffy Hats For Fall 2009
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44
Fern Headdresses
Fern Headdresses
Fan-Like Spines Crown Andre Lima Models at Sao Paulo Fashion Week
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43
Printastic Summer Ensembles
Printastic Summer Ensembles
The Marks and Spencer High Summer 2011 Lookbook is Uber Chic
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42
Youthful Androgyny Captures
Youthful Androgyny Captures
The Naleye Junior Dolmans by Leon Mark Shoot Features Bold Accessories
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41
Purse Hats
Purse Hats
Isaac Mizrahi Tranforms Toques From Hats to Purses And Back Again
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40
Aztec Couture
Aztec Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Line is Ancient
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39
Chimerical Cardboard Crowns
Chimerical Cardboard Crowns
The Whimsical Stuart McLachlan Children's Paper Styling Hats
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38
Chic Toques for Warm Heads
Chic Toques for Warm Heads
Anna Sui Jazzes up Knit Caps with Feathers & Beads
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37
Amish Accessory Editorials
Amish Accessory Editorials
The Pure Shore Editorial by Krzysztof Wyzynski is Effortlessly Cool
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36
Pirate Hat Fashion
Pirate Hat Fashion
Chanel 2010 Cruise Collection Features Three-Cornered Hats
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35
Super-Sized Bouquet Hats
Super-Sized Bouquet Hats
Andrew Yee Unveils Key Headwear Looks for Spring in The Financial Times
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34
Pirate Ship Hats
Pirate Ship Hats
The Simona Smrckova Portraits II Series is Beautifully Fantastical
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33
Latex Pod Hats
Latex Pod Hats
Joop! At Berlin Fashion Week
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32
Nun Hat Fashion
Nun Hat Fashion
Jeffrey Tan at Jakarta Fashion Week 09/10
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31
Mad Hatter Fashiontography
Mad Hatter Fashiontography
'Belle Toujours' in Harper's Bazaar Romania January 2010
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30
Collaged Fashion Etchings
Collaged Fashion Etchings
The Maison Michel Spring Summer 2010 Lookbook is Delicately Composed
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29
Cowgirl Couture Captures
Cowgirl Couture Captures
The Hanna Wahmer Marie Claire Italia Shoot is Western-Inspired
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28
Eclectic Urban Pictorials
Eclectic Urban Pictorials
The Jalouse November 2010 'Mixing.Layers' Editorial has Plenty of Flair
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27
Elegant Wide-Brimmed Headwear
Elegant Wide-Brimmed Headwear
Temperley London Spring 2011 Line Features Simple Sophistication
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26
Massive Hat Photoshoots
Massive Hat Photoshoots
Wonderland Magazine ‘Head Won't Stop' Shoot
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25
Safari Style
Safari Style
African Hunting Garb is the Look of Choice for Wild Fashionistas this Summer
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24
Fervent Fantasy Pictorials
Fervent Fantasy Pictorials
Supernatural by Mert & Marcus Has an Occult Opulence
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23
Ostentatious One-Eyed Shoots
Ostentatious One-Eyed Shoots
The Anna Martynova Fashion Gone Rogue Issue is Colorful
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22
Haute Umbrella Hats
Haute Umbrella Hats
Self Service Summer 2010 Shows Off Futuristic Headwear
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21
Giant Feathery Dome Hats
Giant Feathery Dome Hats
Avant Garde Headwear and Statement Haberdashery
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20
Overzealous Headpieces
Overzealous Headpieces
Hats Off to the Hailey Clauson Harper's Bazaar Mexico Editorial
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19
Lace-Up Top Hats
Lace-Up Top Hats
GypsyLadyHats Blends Victorian Steampunk and the Mad Hatter
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18
Punk Hats
Punk Hats
Knit-Head Provides a Temporary Mohawk for Borderline Badasses
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17
Humanimal Headgear
Humanimal Headgear
These Barbara Keal Animal Ear Hats are Cute and Cuddly
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16
Scruffy Western Menswear Shoots
Scruffy Western Menswear Shoots
The Calin Sitar Viktor Magazine #2 Shots are Rugged and Wild
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15
Futuristic Hat Frenzy
Futuristic Hat Frenzy
Brian Lichtenberg's Show at Box Eight
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14
Peculiar Headgear
Peculiar Headgear
Elaborate Hats Abound in Tush Magazine
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13
Eyehole Hats
Eyehole Hats
The Fat Albert ‘Dumb Donald Hat' Makes An Haute Comeback
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12
Femme Funhouse Photography
Femme Funhouse Photography
This June Paul Schmidt Editorial is Bursting With Whimsy
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11
Outlandish Hats
Outlandish Hats
Vogue Russia Brings Out the Peculiar Headgear
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10
Undressed Headwear Lookbooks
Undressed Headwear Lookbooks
The Maison Michel Autumn/Winter 2011 Campaign With Sasha Pivovarova
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9
Sparkling Western Shoots
Sparkling Western Shoots
The Harper's Bazaar UK 'Diamond Cowgirl' Editorial is Glam Gritty
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8
Over-the-Top Headpieces
Over-the-Top Headpieces
Hats Off to a Fierce Karmen Pedaru Vogue Nippon Spread
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7
Sensual Sun-Drenched Spreads
Sensual Sun-Drenched Spreads
'Over the Top' by Rennio Maifredi has a Sultry Italian Savor
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6
Outrageous Headwear
Outrageous Headwear
Magnificent Sculptural Millinery by Noel Stewart
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5
Ridiculous Derby Hats
Ridiculous Derby Hats
Outrageous Headwear from the Kentucky Derby 2009
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4
Amish-Inspired Streetwear
Amish-Inspired Streetwear
The Sandro Spring/Summer Lookbook Features Oversized Hats
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3
Oversized Derby Hats
Oversized Derby Hats
Chic Brimmed Kentucky Derby Hats and Headdresses
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2
Haute Couture Headitorials
Haute Couture Headitorials
Fancy Hats in 'Moderne Magpie' for Vogue Germany
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1
Edible Hats
Edible Hats
The Homemade Nacho Hat Even Has a Built-In Dish For Salsa
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