Fashion & Shopping

4 Sun Parasols for Summer

July 3, 2018

Sunscreen, hats and long sleeves aside, a stylish sun parasol can provide an extra layer of protection against harmful rays this season. Here, five beautiful brollies we love for summer. —Noa Nichol

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lily-lark. This designer makes hand-crafted fabric parasols that protect you from 98 per cent-plus of the sun’s damaging UV rays thanks to a UPF 50+ coating. Best of all, these Asian-inspired bamboo brollies are printed with exclusive contemporary fine art—like this playful zebra-print parasol.

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parasolerie heurtault. In Paris (and shopping worldwide), Michel Heurtault’s parasol creations are made according to the highest standards, using traditional cutting, doubling, connecting, embroidery and finishing techniques, and many are cut from the same fabrics used in haute couture. All of the textiles are then sent to Italy where they are waterproofed and/or UV treated—like this lacy number we just love.

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the brelli. These parasols, made with a propriertary, biodegradable film in Seattle, adhere to strict environmental standards for sustainability and provide unparalleled UV protection. Our pick: this pretty pink number, which comes with a custom carrying case for easy handling with style.

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sunbella. Founded by a registered nurse who wanted to give her female skin cancer patients an alternative to existing sun-protection options that they hated using (and avoided), Sunbella creates fashionable parasols—including this design, inspired by the waters of the Dampier Archipelago, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region—with a UPF50+ rating.


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