5/1/12

How to choose the right hat for your face shape

How to choose a hat for your face shape
 
 

Top 10 Tips on How to Choose a Hat


Oval face shape - goes well with all types of hats.

Triangle face shape - hats that sit high on your forehead.

Square face shape - tilt the brim of your hat, wear it high on the forehead. Wear large earrings.

Elongated face shape - sunhats, floppy hats and other large brimmed hats. Pull hat brim down to your eyebrows.

Heart face shape - straight hats where the crown is wider than your cheekbones.

Round face shape - angular hats and large hats. Wear large earrings.

Narrow face shape - full hats that are not tall or narrow.

Wide face shape - pillbox style hats.

High forehead - pull the brim of the hat down to the eyebrows.

Large nose - angle larger hats toward the front of the head, not the back. 


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In a women's fashion article for the Morning News, Margaret Berry offers tips on choosing a hat. Berry gives her advice on how to choose a hat for women with oval, triangular, round, square or oblong faces.


Samantha Berley of NaturallyCurly.com has tips for the best hats for round or oval, triangular or square and long or elongated face shapes. She also offers hat tips for women based on their favorite hairstyle
- long hair, short hair or curly hair. Her article is here:

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for your sweet comment and for visiting my blog! I see what you're saying with your girly girl style. It really fits you, though, and that's what I think is important: to find your personal style. I've been complaining about not knowing who I am... not sure if I'm a hipster, a fashionista, or just an urban Mom. The term to express this dilemma is called MIDLIFECRISIS :)

    Style Lounge

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    1. Petra,
      I think personal style can be a combination of hipster, fashionista and mom. I have hats for different outfits - preppy, romantic and workweek. Maybe midlife is when we realize that we don't have to fit into a box anymore!

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  2. Hi Kathleen, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! What a great post on how to find the right hat for your face shape...definitely a need to know! Hope you can stop by again and say hello. Thanks for introducing me to your blog!

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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    1. Grace,
      I agree. The number one comment I get from strangers is, "great hat, too bad I can't wear hats." I think another obstacle is wearing a casual outfit to try on hats at the store. Of COURSE you look silly, just like if you tried on a cocktail dress over ripped blue jeans. I look forward to seeing more posts on Wrinkled Chiffon!

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  3. Ok, this blog is awesome because I love hats! haha I say, just that if you aren't used to them, just pretend like it's normal for you to have it on. Then it won't seem weird to others lol

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Loved seeing all the hats on your Coachella posts! I absolutely agree with your advice on hats - I think a lot of success in wearing a hat is self confidence.

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  4. Great post and couldn't agree more! Not only are hats the perfect accessory, they will also protect our skin!!

    Looking forward to following your lovely blog and thank you for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by! I love the way you described how you would style a white dress...and I love this post...you look great!
    xo
    Sharon

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  6. Following you with Bloglovin' now:)

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    1. Petra, Thanks! I love bloglovin. What a great service.

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  7. I have a square face so its hard for me to find something that looks good, a straw cowboy-ish wide one usually looks best

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    1. Jody,
      Have you tried earrings or tilting the brim of your hats? That's good that wide brims work for you.

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  8. Great advice. I've been meaning and wanting to do a similar post since I'm asked this question all the time! It's so fun having a head/face that goes well with just about any hat! :) Nice to come across your blog and thanks for visiting mine!

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    1. Bren, Thanks for the feedback and compliments!

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  9. my hat is a panama hat!

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  10. As a girl I always thought having an oval shaped face was boring! =D Now I realize it really allows for a lot of versatility! From hairstyles to hats the possibilities are endless! Great post!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

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    1. Jessa,
      Thanks! Yes, oval faces are very versatile when it comes to sunglasses too.

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  11. :) I liked this post on Bloglovin'. Good to remember what hats will suit my face!

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  12. Cathie,
    Thank you so much!

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  13. They are like sunglasses, some look better than others. Thank you for the info!
    xoxo
    SC

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  14. Terrific post.
    I have and wear many types of hats. Through trial and error I've found what works and what doesn't for me, but this article is great. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  15. hei.I am unable to find which shape my face is..and i love to shave my head always so i wanna go for a suitable hat for my face shape...could you please help me in this regard..

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    1. Are you a man? This advice is just for ladies. Here is a visual guide that provides drawings of the different face shapes: http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791136720474/

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  16. Anonymous4/22/2013

    Hi!

    Any tips for a girl who wears glasses and still wants to look good in hats?

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