She's been wearing this Madewell x Biltmore topper for years — and brought it with her to the palace — so it's time to find out why it's such a wardrobe must-have

By Alex Apatoff
July 08, 2019 03:27 PM
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Meghan Markle hat
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Meghan Markle’s style might have changed a bit since she moved onto the grounds of Kensington Palace (she’s sporting pantyhose and fascinators these days) but there are a few things from her old wardrobe the Duchess of Sussex made sure to make room for in her palace-sized closets: her favorite Sarah Flint shoes (including these pumps and these sandals), her beloved Aritzia trench and the $58 Biltmore and Madewell Panama hat that’s been a staple in her wardrobe for years.

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This hat has been a go-to for Meghan’s vacations as far-flung as Madrid and Positano, part of her packing list for her romantic Jamaican getaway with Prince Harry, and most recently her accessory of choice for her surprise appearance at Wimbledon. The Panama hat with a black band is practical, affordable, flattering on most face shapes, and goes with everything from a chic halter shirtdress to a bikini coverup, meaning that pretty much everyone needs one in their wardrobe.

Luckily, this classic find — which was previously sold out — has been restocked on Shopbop, but like anything Meghan wears, you’d better get your hands on one fast before it sells out (again). We’ve also picked out three other equally chic toppers that you’ll wear all summer, whether you’re in the stands at Wimbledon or just hanging in your own backyard.

Madewell Biltmore And Madewell Panama Hat

Buy It! Biltmore and Madewell Panama Hat, $58; shopbop.com

Panama Straw Hat,Womens Sun Hats Summer Wide Brim Floppy Fedora Beach Cap

Buy It! Anycosy Panama Straw Hat, $15.98; amazon.com

AUGUST HAT COMPANY Ribbon-Trim Panama Hat - 100%

Buy It! August Hat Company Ribbon-Trim Panama Hat, $64; bloomingdales.com

Woven Panama Hat HALOGEN®

Buy It! Halogen Woven Panama Hat, $39; nordstrom.com