Saying You Don't Look Good in Hats is Like Saying You Don't Look Good In Shoes:
Face Shape and Hat Styles
Hats can pull an outfit together - but some people only remember a hat when they need a sun blocker or they’re having a bad hair day. A great hat can express your personality and reveal a bit of your attitude, not just block rain or sun. Looking for a new hat to match your unique style? Just like haircuts and sunglasses, the shape of your face plays a key part in finding the perfect fit. You wouldn’t buy just any sunglasses, you try on a few until you find the perfect pair! Don’t cheat yourself out of having a great hat by neglecting to consider your face shape. Most faces fit into the following shapes: round, oval, square, rectangular, heart-shaped and diamond.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “What is my face shape”? Do you know your face shape? If you don’t, here’s a quick way to figure it out. With assistance from Hatalk.com, you can compare forehead width, cheekbones, and jawline, as well as the shape of your chin to see all the different shapes.
- Square Face: This face is easy to determine as the face gives an appearance of symmetry. Like the round face, the width and the length are similar in size, but the square face has a stronger jawline.
- Round Face: Facial features are similar in width and length with the cheekbones being the widest portion of the face.
- Another face shape not mentioned on Hatalk.com to consider is the Diamond Face Shape. This face features very strong cheekbones that are wider than the forehead and chin, which are both similar in width.
- Rectangular or Oblong Face: This face length is longer than the width of the face.
- Oval Face: The cheekbones are wider than the forehead and chin.
- Heart-Shaped Face: This sweetheart of a face features a wider forehead and a narrower chin.
Now that you know your face shape, you can choose a hat style that compliments it!
- Round: Choose a hat with a wide brim like a sun hat or cap, to elongate your face. You can wear beanies, just keep them loose. If you fall into this category, you may be after our wide brim Katherine Hat featured below.
Katherine in Tumbleweed in Chocolate with Custom Flowers
- Oval: You were born to wear hats! Almost any style of hat will complement an oval face. Here, our favorite slouchy hat, the Rowdie is a great pick for a get up- and-go look. If you are looking for a more structured hat, then try our take on the menswear classic fedora, the Olivia.
Rowdie in Lunar Eclipse
Olivia Fedora in Liam Upholstery
- Square: Choose a hat with a rounded crown, such as a beanie or a newsboy cap, to soften the angles of your face. You may want to give our Valerie Cap a try.
- Rectangular: Choose a hat with a wide brim, such as our Hollie Bucket Hat or a cap, to add width to your face. According to In Style, bucket hat popularity was really strong in the 80s and 90s, and continues to be a great staple to have in one’s hat wardrobe.
Hollie Sun Hat in Floral Bloom
- Diamond: Choose a hat with a medium brim or a beret to balance your cheekbones. Did you know that the popularity of berets started in 1920s with the working class and in later years became a big fashion statement? We have a great selection of Fall and Winter faux fur and upholstery Berets to add some flair to your wardrobe.
Beret in Luxury Faux in Birch
- Heart-shaped: Choose a hat with a brim that is wider than your forehead, such as a cloche (that’s French for ‘bell’), to balance the proportions of your face. For this, we have the perfect hat for you, our Grace
Grace Cloche Linen in Seashell Brooch
Another thing to consider when choosing the right hat is whether you wear eyeglasses. It can affect how a hat will look on you. Eyeglasses can change the way the hat sits on your face and how it’s perceived. Certain hats may look better on people who wear glasses than others. Here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a hat to wear with glasses:
- Avoid hats that sit too low on the forehead, it can obscure the frames of your glasses and change how your glasses sit on your face.
- Look for hats that sit higher on the head, such as beanies and newsboy caps, which will not interfere with your glasses.
- If you wear sunglasses, consider the size of the frames when choosing a hat. Large frames may clash with a small hat, while small frames may be overwhelmed by a big hat.
Royal Opulence Beanie in Taupeful
For more information about the perfect hat for eyeglass wearers, check out Arlo Wolf Eyewear. Here at Pandemonium we have a large variety of women’s winter hats as well as some great transitional headgear. It is always good to try different styles and see which one you feel more comfortable with and what will look good on you. Remember that you should have fun with it and experiment with different styles until you find the right hat! Additionally, you can try different types of headwear like headbands, beanies or hooded scarves to mix up your look.
- Team Pandemonium
Online blog post titled, “Face Shapes and Hat Styles”.
Real Simple Online Magazine
Online article titled, “How to Find Your Face Shape” published 4/13/2023.
In Style Online Magazine
Online article titled, “The 7 Best Bucket Hats for Every Summer Look” updated 4/13/2023.
Wiki entry titled, “Beret” multiple authors.
Online dictionary entry, “cloche”.
Arlo Wolf Eyewear Website
Online blog post titled, “The Best Hats to Wear With Glasses” published 11/11/2022.