how to wear a hat according to your face shape

- May 31, 2018 -

For any hat it important to consider your face shapes prior to choosing it. It really makes sense since the hat will not have the best effect unless it suits you well.

Hats for Square Face

Women with a strong jaw line are advised to pick a hat with a round or tilted brim. Especially ideal is a hat with a brim that comes down partially over your face.

Fedora hats are also acceptable for this face shape. Wear it a bit tilted on one side in order to break the symmetry of your square face.

If your face is square, you can also get a cowboy hat with a wide, low brim. However, hats that are totally curled up aren’t for you. Try to opt for hat brims that are as wide and floppy as possible.

Forget about hats with a short brim. Never opt for a schoolboy cap. In general, you should be using more straw hats with brims, rather than tightly sitting woolen hats. To make your face look visually longer, always opt for hats that sit high on your forehead, such as berets or bowler hats.

Hats for Oval Face

You can pick whichever type you like: fedoras, cloches, schoolboy hats. You will have a fantastic look in these types. Your face is the ideal shape so feel free to try every single type of a hat for a change.

How to Choose a HatHow to Choose a Hat

Hats for Round Face

For round faces, choose hats that are tall and shallow, which will elongate your face. There should be lots of space between the top of your scalp and the top of the hat. Opt for brimmed hats, like asymmetrical brimmed ones, but not round brimmed ones. It is better to take wider brimmed hats, since the wider the hat is, the narrower you face will look. Cowboy hats are also fine for this shape.

Hats for Oblong Thin Face

To make thin faces look a bit rounder, choose flared hats with wide brims. Choose a brim not wider than your shoulders. To make your face look a bit shorter, artificially shorten your forehead by pushing the hat down on it. Avoid taller-crowned hats that just elongate your thin face even more. Also avoid hats that are shallow.

Hats for Heart-Shaped Face

In this case avoid wide hats, which accentuate your forehead. Take any other types and you will be ok. Think berets, cloches and hats with medium-length brims for instance, that sit closer to the head.


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