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The 10 best bucket hats for major festival vibes

Check out the pieces we're lusting after for maximum cool-girl appeal

Assortment of bucket hats
Orin Carlin
Orin CarlinContent Writer
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The humble bucket hat adorns the milkmaid-braided head of just about every single festival goer, and still we're totally here for it in 2024. 

There's no need to compromise on style, one of the brilliant things about the bucket is that it's actually super practical. 

Think about it: whether you're heading off to Glasto or Wireless, festival beauty is tricky to ace.

READ: The most iconic Glastonbury looks of all time

The bucket hat is your perfect partner-in-crime for that questionable day-three hair, masking a multitude of sins with its floppy shape. 

The soft silhouette is perfect for stuffing in a rucksack and whipping out when you need shielding from the elements, particularly if you're up against the temperamental British weather.

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How we chose:

  • Style and festival-appropriate: When combing through the internet's top fashion sites for the best bucket hats, we made sure that each of our picks felt playful, the perfect accompaniment to a festival 'fit. 
  • Price: Whether you're planning on splashing out or bagging a bargain, we've got a bucket hat in your price range. We've selected this season's best, ranging from high-street brands to luxe designer labels.

Hello! Fashion shares the best bucket hats to shop this festival season: 

  • Best Bucket Hats

    Patchwork tie-dyed printed shell bucket hat

    Patchwork Tie-Dyed Printed Shell Bucket Hat

    Dries Van Noten

    Dries Van Noten's tie-dye bucket hat will infuse your festival weekend with an air of kaleidoscopic cool. I love the slightly abstract appeal of the floral prints alongside the playfulness of the colour palette. 

  • Marni Bucket Hat

    Embroidered Floral-Print Cotton-Canvas Bucket Hat

    Marni x Carhartt WIP

    You can't move for workwear brand Carhartt WIP at a festival, and if you can't beat them, join them. Up your print game with retro-style Marni florals - this piece would look great alongside a ribbed white racerback and denim dungarees. 

  • H&M Bucket Hat

    Bucket Hat

    This geometric print version by H&M is an excellent choice if you're wanting to stage a monogram moment on a budget. The colour combination of the beige and the terracotta feels neutral and infinitely versatile, and I think it looks far more expensive than it actually is. 

  • Pucci Bucket Hat

    Quilted Bucket Hat

    Pucci

    For a splash of metallic, Pucci's pale gold reflective bucket is guaranteed to elicit a compliment or two. Be warned: it is quilted, so might be best saved for your skiing hols. But then again, British festival weather is anything but predictable. 

  • JW Anderson Bucket Hat

    Studded Denim Bucket Hat

    JW Anderson

    Steeped in party energy, this studded bucket by JW Anderson is great for infusing your look with a hint of glitz. The denim gives the shape a slightly structural feel, and it would team seamlessly alongside a glittery mesh top. 

  • Gucci Bucket Hat

    GG Canvas Bucket Hat

    Gucci

    Y2K girlies, this one is for you. Crafted in Italy, this logo-centric denim piece by Gucci pays tribute to the house's rich heritage, while remaining fresh and super wearable for this festival season. Pair with a colourful boxy shirt for maximum impact. 

  • Nanushka Bucket Hat

    Caran Cotton-Canvas Bucket Hat

    If you're into clean, single-hued simplicity, this piece by Budapest-based fashion house Nanushka is the one to beat. Available in over 10 different shades, this bucket features an elegant monogram detail, and I've fallen hard for the soft, haziness of the lilac.

  • Ganni leopard Bucket Hat

    Leopard Bucket Hat

    Ganni

    In my humble opinion, the appeal of leopard print never wanes. It's a print classic, a trend that you know will reappear season after season without looking tired. Cut from lightweight polyester, this bucket by Ganni is playful, high-impact and a cool-girl must-have.

  • Simon Miller Bucket Hat

    Metallic Drop Bucket Hat

    Simon Miller

    Flashy and disco-esque, this silver bucket by Simon Miller is the star of show, irrespective of the festival headliner. The piece features a drawstring adjustment for a bespoke fit, and I love the crackled, lived-in finish.

  • Prada Bucket Hat

    Satin Bucket Hat With Crystals

    Inspired by the word of streetwear, this satin bucket by Prada pays homage to a classic shape while toying with the idea of light and radiance. Coated in synthetic crystals, the piece is categorically dazzling, and it would look amazing alongside a wash of glimmery eyeshadow.

Why you should trust me: 

Orin Carlin is Hello! Fashion’s SEO Content Writer. Promising to leave no stone unturned in the name of fashion and beauty journalism, she is the proud creator of our ‘Try The Trend’ series. With a particular interest in formula innovation, microtrends, royal and bridal beauty, perfume, rituals, treatments, fashion history and vintage icons, she can either be found interviewing major industry names (previous subjects include Georgia May Jagger, Mary Greenwell and Sam McKnight) or scouring the internet for must-have pieces. It's not just a job; it's a personal quest to unearth noteworthy pieces that resonate with style and beauty enthusiasts.

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