How to find the right hat for your face shape & body type
A note before you read the information below – Few of us look as good as the celebrities below, in fact most of them don’t look as good in person as they do in photos and movies. So just be confident that you are unique and one of a kind! If your willing to rock any hat style with confidence, you are the best looking person in the room. Don’t let anyone cramp your individual style and wear it with a smile you wont be disappointed. So many conversations are started by the simple act of wearing a hat. People will notice you and at the same time you can hide if that is the mood you are in. Try it, you will be amazed.
OK, first we will focus on finding your face shape, if you have a good idea of your face shape, then we can give you some suggestions to find a style that should best suit you.
(Please keep in mind this is just a guide to help you if you’re not sure where to start.)
DO YOU HAVE A SQUARE SHAPED FACE?
Square faces are typically characterized by a forehead, cheekbones, and jawline of equal proportion. If you have a square face, the sides of your face are straight, and your jawline is slightly angled with a very minimal curve. Your face is nearly as wide as it is long. In other words, if you were to measure from the edge of your temple to the top of where your jawline starts, you’d find that it would be approximately the same as the distance from your left jaw to right jaw.
Best hats for a square face shape are caps and round or angular shaped hats.
DO YOU HAVE A diamond SHAPED FACE?
If someone drew lines connecting the center of your hairline to your cheekbones and down to your chin, it would create a diamond shape. Diamond faces have pointed chins and high cheekbones. The main difference between a diamond-shaped face and a heart-shaped face is the hairline—if you have a diamond-shaped face, your hairline will be narrower.
Best hats for a diamond face shape are medium/low crowned fedoras and low crown wide brimmed hats specifically for women, along with cloches.
DO YOU HAVE A OVAL OR OBLONG SHAPED FACE?
Oval faces are sometimes called “oblong,” and they’re similar to a square-shaped face but longer than they are wide. Your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are approximately the same width and your chin has a very slight curve.
Best hats for oblong face are medium crown height and a wider brim, stay away from really tall crowns that will accentuate a long face. You will look good in almost any style other than tall crowned hats.
DO YOU HAVE A HEART SHAPED FACE?
If your chin is pointed and your forehead is the widest part of your face, you have a heart-shaped face. Some people may have a widow’s peak at their hairline, but you can still have a heart-shaped face without one—picture an upside-down triangle instead.
Best hats for heart shaped faces – Medium brimmed hats, cowboy styles and cloches. Suits many styles but possibly avoid really wide brims.HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS: western hats, cloche, Boho, beach hats
DO YOU HAVE A ROUnd SHAPED FACE?
A round face is just a square-shaped face with softer angles—the sides of your face curve slightly outward instead of being straight. Your chin is rounded, and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face. Round faces are usually as wide as they are long, so anything with a tall crown is going to accentuate this. If your face is round, go for asymmetrical shapes or slant a straight-brimmed hat into a cool angle to balance out your roundness.
Best Hats for a round face are anything with a brim but wear it on a slight angle, Fedoras, cowboy hats, Cloche, boaters and newsboys. You can make anything work with a little creativity
BEST HATS FOR YOUR BODY TYPE
Are you larger?
A very small brimmed hat will make you look larger so better to try hats with slightly larger brims. Stay away from really small brimmed fedoras. Consider wider brimmed fedoras, outback and outdoor styles to balance your look.
Are you short and slim?
If you are shorter and slim a hat will definitely make you look taller. Try hats with a contrasting hat band and pinched crowns, try to avoid really wide brims and go with more medium sized brims like 2” – 2.75”. Many fedoras styles will work well and some outdoor styles.
Are you tall and thin?
You don’t want the hat to make you look even taller so don’t go for a tall crown, also consider hats with contrasting hat bands so this separates the top and the bottom part of the hat giving the allusion that you are shorter and evens out your look. This isn’t always the case, but it’s something to consider. Many outdoor and beach styles will work well.