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Old 06-14-2014, 11:35 AM
 
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I am wondering anyone particularly women use parasols in the summer time to protect themselves from sun as well as a fashion accessory. I know that it is common for women in China. But is there anyone here in the USA or other places that use them as well?
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:42 AM
 
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I see a lot of Hispanic ladies walking around with umbrellas to and from work. Usually people who are using public transport or pushing a stroller. Most Asians here in Southern California don't use umbrellas but they'll wear metal welder mask and hats though. I guess that's one of the differences our car culture makes.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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I've known a couple of Dallas women who have bought parasols while visiting my town because they can't find those designs at home, where they use them regularly. And I saw a few at a minor league ballgame recently.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:17 PM
 
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I carry an umbrella for the sun, but don't see many others that do.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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Im thinking of doing that very thing this summer as I notice my skin gets quite dry even when using sunscreen so Im looking for one . also as for some being used at ball games I would think that would aggravate someone trying to see the game sitting behind that person ...just a thought . But yes I am looking .
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Im thinking of doing that very thing this summer as I notice my skin gets quite dry even when using sunscreen so Im looking for one . also as for some being used at ball games I would think that would aggravate someone trying to see the game sitting behind that person ...just a thought . But yes I am looking .
At the ballpark where I saw them, there were enough empty seats that the ladies moved to a place where they could see the game without interfering with others' views. I realize that's not always an option.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I have to use them since I have SLE and get terribly sick if I am exposed to the sun. Kids think it is funny, "BUT Mom- it isn't even RAINING!".
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I wish it were, because it's great on hot, sunny days.
I know people in Cuba carry them all the time, maybe it's a central/ South American thing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Redmond, WA
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I saw a lot of women using them in Kansas City during the summer, especially in the commercial or industrial areas where shade trees were lacking.

Although they looked like umbrellas, I am assuming a parasol looks more dainty and feminine?
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Despite the fact that I'm not Caucasian, I do easily sunburn and have sensitive skin and I'm still on Epiduo. So I do avoid the sun at all costs and if possible, I'll wear a cap/hat and use a parasol.

My roommates mom gave me a parasol from her trip back to China. My roomie told her mom I liked them and she brought me back tons of teas and a parasol
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