Finding Your Perfect Hat Series

Part 1: The Best Hat Styles for Your Face Shape

If only we could count the amount of times we’ve heard people say, “I’m not a hat person,” or “I can’t pull off hats.” Finding the perfect hat can seem overwhelming. There’s so many things to think about - your hairstyle, the color of your hair, the types of clothes you wear, etc. Over the next couple of blog posts, we’re going to try and make your life easier when deciding on the perfect hat. While finding the right hat for you can be hard, we truly believe it comes down to the hat style that you feel most comfortable in, and the one that feels most like...you.

Today, let’s start with face shape. While you should never limit yourself to a particular type of hat, knowing your face shape can also be a huge help when finding the right hat for you. We’re here to help guide you in determining just that - the best hat styles for your face shape. By picking different hat styles based on your face shape, you’ll start to become more comfortable wearing hats, and in turn, exude the confidence we know you have. It’s all about expressing your own personal style and personality.

The Round Face. The width and length of your face is about the same, you may have prominent and round cheeks, and a round jawline.

If you have a round face, then add length with a high-crowned hat to slim out your face. Adding asymmetry to your look is also a good idea. Try a high-crowned fedora with a straight brim, or even a short brim, or try a pork pie hat. Ideally you would want to avoid a rounded crown, like a cloche, or anything that sits too low over your forehead emphasizing the roundness of your face. Try our Viv or Finn hats if you have a round-shaped face.

The Square Face. Your face length is almost equal to your face width. Your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline might also be equally proportionate.

If you have a square face, add some softness and roundness to your look. For example, a cloche hat or open crown hat will be perfect for you. These rounded hat styles will be a great combination to your more structured square-shaped face. Beanies and berets could also be great options for you. Try our Joyce or Arrow hats if you have a square-shaped face.

The Oval Face. You typically have a wider forehead than chin, and the jawline is a bit more rounded.

You’re lucky. An oval face looks great in just about any hat style. Try fedoras, cloche hats, open-crowned hats, beanies or berets, or anything in between! Experimenting with different hat styles can be fun, and don’t be afraid to try more fashion forward and contemporary hat styles. Try our Phoebe hat in straw, or the Arrow if you have an oval-shaped face.

The Heart Face. You might have a broad-shaped forehead, wide cheekbones, and a pointy chin. This face shape is very common.

A heart-shaped face is also suitable for most hat styles. You too are the lucky one. If you have a much wider forehead and a really narrow chin, you may want to avoid wide-brimmed hats that emphasize the triangular shape of your face. A medium sized brim is perfect for this face shape, or a cloche hat to balance out the width of your forehead. Try our Frankie or Chapman hats if you have a heart-shaped face.

The Rectangle Face. Your face shape is similar to a square-shaped face, but your face is longer than it is wide. This shape is also referred to as “oblong”.

If you have a rectangular face, look for hats with a wide brim and a shorter crown. Hats with a shorter crown and a wide brim balance the length of your face. Basically go for hat styles that will create width rather than height, or berets that sit across your forehead. Try our Phoebe or Frankie hats if you have a rectangular-shaped face.

Like we said before, you should always pick out a hat that really speaks to your own personal style, but always keep your face shape in mind. This will make choosing the right hat for you easier and easier. Check our blog next week for Part 2 of Finding the Perfect Hat Series: Guide to Wearing Hats with Your Hairstyle.

Curious about which of our hats looks the best on everyone? View our Phoebe.