If you want to get ahead get a hat might be a retro saying, but headgear remains at the cutting-edge of fashion, regardless of the wearer's gender. Hats can be the defining element of an outfit or just convey an attitude. Designer milliners create spectacular hats for formal occasions, from weddings to Oscar ceremonies. At the other end of the scale, a casual baseball cap with an iconic sports team logo can embody a certain, timeless urban cool.
How to Find the Most Flattering Hat for Your Face Shape
Bowlers, fedoras, beanies—oh my. When it comes to the topping off your look with fashionable headgear, it’s important to know which style best suits your face. Adding a hat to your ensemble is a simple, yet fun way to accessorize— and way easier than you think.
Don’t fear the hat-hunting process. There’s one out there for everyone.
Round. Your face is almost the same length and width. Establish balance and create length with a wider brimmed hat.
- Classic bowler
- French-style boater
- Timeless Panama
Heart. You have a strong chin and a wider forehead. A smaller to medium brimmed style will accentuate your features with widening your face.
- Knit beanie
- Baseball caps
- Felt toque
Oval. Create length and highlight your cheekbones with angular hats that have heightened crows.
- Front-brim newsboy cap
- Wool ivy cap
- Bucket hat
Long. Opt for a larger, wider brim to add some width to your head. Bigger hats will look the best and flatter your face.
- Straw sunhat
- Knit beret
- Floppy cloche
Square. Soften structured, angular features with rounder styles. You can definitely go for more dramatic shapes, but avoid basic styles like baseball caps.
- Wider bowlers
- Large, wide-brimmed sunhat
Forget trying on endless hats, now you’ve found the perfect sweet spot.