In some countries, women use parasols to protect themselves from the harsh sunlight especially during the summer months. In the Philippines, we use umbrellas. And what’s the difference between a parasol and an umbrella? In construction, they are the same. The difference is in the material. Some parasols are not waterproof.
I’m not an umbrella person because I like to keep both hands free. I prefer wide-brimmed hats during the summer and raincoats during the rainy season. But if parasols are as pretty as these Mulan-inspired creations — I might just reconsider. Found at SM Megamall.