Trend Spotting: Celebrities Love Panama Hats! (PHOTOS)

By: / June 1, 2011

Royal Wedding Hats!
From fashionable to flat-out ridiculous.
Now that Hollywood is officially in the throes of summer many celebrities are attempting to save their pretty faces from the intense heat with classic Panama hats. So, what makes a hat a Panama hat? The name is applied to traditional brimmed hats that are made from the leaves of the toquilla straw plant. The hats are often light beige and feature a two inch black ribbon around the base.

What makes the hats so popular is that they can be flattened and rolled multiple times and never break or lose their shape. Also – they look pretty darn stylish on the heads of stars like Katie Holmes and Jon Hamm. Pick up a Panama hat like this version from Madewell and find out why celebs love them so much!