Luxe Rachel Zoe Straw Panama Hat
Perfect for my trip.
I bought the white and black for my upcoming trip to S. America. The white came in perfect condition. The black one had a huge dent on one side. I've stuffed it with paper and stretched it a bit hoping it will come out before my trip. The brim size is perfect for everyday wear. It's not too big like a statement floppy poolside hat, and not to small to not give shade. The brim can be floppy if you want or will stand straight if you push it to the back of your head at an angle. The hat stays on very well. The size is perfect around my head. Easy to zhush up any outfit. Will wear with jeans, maxidress, anything at all.
Not my favorite hat but pretty cute. I have a large round face but normal sized head and this works well.
This hat looks adorable on the screen, sadly I didn't follow the advice from the other reviewers. The hat was small and uncomfortable, and it was so floppy, the sides hung over my head and with my hair down I looked like Gandalf. Since I used it during my vacation, I had to keep it, but I do not recommend it..
Back for another
I need to wear a sun hat in the Florida Sun, so I am back for a second one. This really works for me and it's a Zoe to boot.
Hard to Find a Black Hat
I purchased this hat because they had it in black. I have been looking for a black summer hat for ages. It does not look like the one in the photo because the brim flops a bit. Also, the top of the hat looks taller in the photo too. However, I will live with it. I believe you could easily pack this hat in your suitcase as it is very soft, and you could reshape it. It states that it is made out of paper, but many hats are these days. You definitely get your face coverage from the sun which is important to me. It is a bit stylish in that it is a different design than the fedoras that I usually wear. Now if Rachel would come out with a black straw fedora, I would purchase it in a New York second!
Got the black. Love it. Perfect for summer! Considering white too.
The photo looks like a well shaped hat but when I received it I found it very floppy & formless. I love the color but I'm wondering if that's enough.
Not for me...
I love hats and wear them all the time. This one was kind of cheap looking. I got the black one and I sent it back. Not quite what I was hoping for. It looked to me like it would rip at any time if you were not gentle with it. Seemed kind of flimsy.
I am a hat junkie, have every kind from veiled to Jaimacan beanies, and have been looking for a light weight black summer hat for here in Central Florida. This fits the bill. The reason for only 4 stars is because it is actually VERY light weight, almost too thin. If it is not handled correctly it will crease, and I have to avoid my natural inclination to take it on and off by squeezing the front top of the hat because it really distorts the shape. Having said that it is still a really great hat for those of us who live in the heat and humidity of the south. It is not like a regular straw hat-it is made of "paper-straw". The brim is big enough to give my face full coverage from the sun, which is actually as important to me as how it looks( :
A tip : When not wearing it I found a stiff hat of the right size and use it as a form to help my Zoe hat to keep it's shape. I may even buy a wig head to use instead.
What a great hat!
Let me start by saying I HATE to wear hats...I don't like the way I look in a hat...I avoid them like the plague!!! BUT, this hat is fabulous...with my 63 yrs has come some wisdom and with plans to retire to the beach, I thought I'd better pick up just one hat. So when this was shown as a lunchtime special, I decided to give it a try. The fact that I'm now ordering another should be all the testimonial you need to give this hat a try. To those who think this may not be for those who have a small head, I beg to differ. I do have a small head and this hat fits me just fine, even with my fine thinning hair!
After searching everywhere for a Panama-style hat, I finally found this one on QVC! This style is very flattering! I do feel the price was a bit costly, being the end of the summer season here, but for me, this hat was well worth it! Can't wait to wear it gardening next spring!
I got this hat in June and I love it. My first Rachel Zoe purchase and I think the quality is great. Great color and the hat wears nicely. I'm impressed...Rachel's shows are now on my must watch list!!!