How To Wear A Hat

If you are the kind of person who thinks they do not look very good in a hat, then there is a good chance that you just haven’t picked the right one for your face shape.

How To Wear A Hat

It is true – there is a hat for everyone. While venturing into the world of hats is a lot more daunting than one might have expected, it is liberating too.

Once you find the style of hat that suits you, then there will be no stopping you!

When you wear a hat that looks great on you, it can actually enhance the appearance of your face. A hat can actually balance the frame and shape of the face – and it doesn’t matter if you have lots of hair or haven’t got any at all.

If you are wanting to wear a hat but are unsure as to what to choose, then you have come to the right place. Here we take a look at choosing the right hat for your face shape, and how to wear it. 

Before You Choose A Hat

Before you begin to decipher the kind of face shape you have, you will also want to take note of your overall figure too. After all, you should always buy a hat that compliments your size.

For example, a smaller person should choose a small hat, and the same goes with a taller person – it should be a wider hat.

The rule when choosing a hat is that it shouldn’t be wider than your shoulders. This can help you to narrow down specific hat styles too. 

If you are petite, then you will want a hat that does not devour you. Go with a small brim and a lower crown. 

On the other hand, if you are tall you may want to go with a wide brimmed hat that has a short crown. Avoid narrow hats however, as these will only make you appear even taller.

If you have a fuller figure, then a full brimmed hat will be your best friend. They will balance out your overall shape. 

How Can You Work Out Your Face Shape For A Hat?

Next, you will want to know how to measure your face correctly when it comes to finding the perfect hat. All you need is measuring tape and somewhere to write down the measurements. Here is how to do it:

  • Measure the widest point of the forehead.
  • Measure from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Measure the widest part of the cheekbones.
  • Measure across the widest part from jawline to jawline.

If you do not have any measuring tape to hand, then there is another trick to find out your face shape. 

Face a mirror straight on, draw your face outline with lipstick and figure out your final shape. You can also draw the outline on a photograph too. 

What Is The Best Way To Wear A Hat?

When you first try on a hat, always adjust it. While the initial try-on might result in you thinking the hat doesn’t suit you, play around with it for a bit. Tilt it to the side, squeeze the brim. If it still doesn’t work, then remove it.

You may also want to move your hair. Try tucking it behind both ears or just the one, or perhaps you have room in the hat to tie it back?

If you have no hair at all, large statement earrings can add some pizzazz to the overall look. Never think that having no hair means you can’t wear a hat.

If you need to wear glasses, fold up the brim. The look will be ten times better.

What Hat To Wear Depending On Face Shape?

How To Wear A Hat

Here is a quick guide on what types of hat to wear depending on your face shape:

Round Shape

If your face is twice the size in width than it is in length, then you have a round face. Due to this, you will want a hat that has height at the crown.

Wear the brim of the hat at an angle too as asymmetrical shapes work really well on a round face. 

Oval Shape

Oval shaped faces are near enough in proportion. This type of face can wear most styles. However, the type of hat to avoid is hats that have a crown which is narrower than the width of the cheekbones.

Square Shape

If you have a square shaped face, then your measurements are the same in both length and width. Because of this, you will want to wear a brim at an angle, but also a hat with a wide brim. 

Go for hats with curves too, as this will soften a square jaw. 

Heart Shape

If you have a heart shaped face, you tend to have a narrower jawline and a much wider cheekbone area. 

Heart shaped faces often suit most types of hats, however, you will want to stick with a medium brimmed hat as not to emphasize a smaller chin and wider forehead. Also, avoid small brimmed hats. 

Diamond Shape

A diamond face shape has wide cheekbones, yet similar width forehead and jawline. It also has the look of an oval and heart shaped face.

Any hat will suit your face, so there are none that are better and none to avoid. 

Pear Shape

A face with a pear shape means that you have a wide jawline yet a narrow forehead. To help make it look like you have an oval face, wear hats that have a full crown and a wider brim.

Avoid hats that are tapered however, as these will only accentuate your jawline. 

Final Thoughts

For those who never wear hats, it can be a daunting prospect to begin doing so. Even if you do wear a hat, are you wearing the right one for you?

Fortunately, it is easy to wear the right hat for your face shape, you just need to know what that is. So, never say wearing a hat doesn’t suit you!

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