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From Western-Inspired Cowboy Hats to Fantastic Floppy Finds

 - Mar 20, 2012
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.