Have you ever felt awkward or silly when trying on hats? Finding the right hat in a sea of hats of all shapes and sizes can be daunting. Like glasses, you can choose the best hat for you based on the shape of your face. The right hat can instantly elevate your look and top off any outfit for the day – while keeping you protected from the harsh UV radiation from the sun.
Below we have listed some tips on how to determine your face shape and some hats that will make you feel fabulous.
The Four Face Shapes
While each face is beautifully unique we can all fall into one of these four face shape categories. The Goorin Bros have called these: diamond, oblong, round, and square. Each of these categories have particular hat styles that highlight the best features of your face.
Diamond Face Shape
This face shape is typically defined by these characteristics:
- Cheekbones being the widest point of the face.
- A highly angular face.
- Narrow forehead and tapered chin.
For those gifted with a diamond shaped face we would suggest hats with a defined structural silhouette with a moderate brim with a pinched crown detail. We would suggest the Gilly, the Caroline, and the Bella for a feminine look. For a masculine look we would suggest the Pana-Mate Fedora, the Safari, and the Phoenix Pana-Mate.
Oblong Face Shape
The oblong face shape tends to be defined by these features:
- Face is longer than it is wide.
- The lines from temple to jaw are fairly straight due to less angular cheek bones.
- A round chin.
For those lucky to have an oblong shaped face we would suggest hats with a flared brim such as wide brimmed fedoras, and other wide brimmed hat. We would suggest the Raffia Cowboy, Traveller, the Morgan and the Oscar.
Round Face Shape
The round face shape tends to be defined by these features:
- Face is about as wide as it is long.
- Wide forehead
- Full cheeks
- Rounded chin
For those gifted with round faces we would suggest hats with a high crown and a shorter brim as well as bucket shapes. We would suggest the Gatsby, Audrey Classic, Traveller, and the Anna Bucket for a softer feminine look. We would also suggest the Tina M Jolie Fedora, Harley Trilby, the Stevie, and the Beau for rounder faced ladies and gents.
Square Face Shape
The square face shape tends to be defined by these features:
- Face has a strong jawline
- Wide forehead
- Wide cheekbones
For the lucky people with a squarer face we would suggest hats with gentle lines. Hats with softer silhouettes with floppy brims will be the perfect complement to a square face. For a feminine look we would suggest the Amy, Hepburn, Scrunchie, Victoria, and the Breton. We would suggest the Explorer for a practical outdoor look.
Hats for Everyone
Hats are a fashionable and highly practical accessory not only for holidays and special occasions, but for everyday too. We have a huge range of stylish UPF50+ sun hats to suit people from all walks of life. We hope that you have found a hat to suit your face shape, personal style, and lifestyle.