How To Pick The Right Hat To Flatter Your Face Shape
Celebrities like Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and k-pop idols are big fans of wearing hats, and they look amazing. But when you try the same style on, you don’t look nowhere near as good. Sounds familiar.
That’s probably because you’ve been looking at hat designs and silhouettes that do not complement your face shape. When it comes to hats, not every piece is universal. Different hats are more flattering for certain face shapes than others. Ultimately, it’s all about proportion and finding the sweet spot where the piece brings harmony to your profile. For example, if you have a small face, don’t overpower it with a wide brim.
Below are more tips on how to find a hat design that will shield you from the sun and make you look amazing. Hats off to that.
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H&M hat, $14.95
A square face shape has a wide forehead and broad cheekbones, with the accompaniment of a strong, defined jawline. Unlike round faces, squares faces are angular and would suit softer, more rounded silhouettes to offset the sharp edges. Beanies, bowlers, cloches and berets are the choices to make.
The soft and curved silhouette of this cloche hat from H&M offsets the angular jawlines of a square face. Plus, animal prints are on trend so this would be an easy way to incorporate the print without going too overboard. Wear this with your favourite athleisure pairing for a cool streetwear look.
Zara hat, $59.90
A long face is longer than it is wide, with almost straight lines going down the sides before ending with a rounded chin. To create facial balance, you would want to create an illusion of a shorter face, so hats that have fitted crowns, have brims that cuts across the forehead or sport wide brims that turn downwards are for you.
Worn snugly on the head, the straight-cut silhouette of this Zara hat would make a long face look shorter. The addition of a rhinestone trim gives it extra dimension and adds a little bling to an otherwise simple ensemble of slip dress with strappy heels.
Eugenia Kim beret from Net-a-Porter, $245.66
Like a circle, a round face shape is as long as it is wide, with full cheeks and a rounded chin. Because the face shape doesn’t have any angles, hats with crisp lines, have tall, decorative crowns that create length or boast asymmetrical lines and slants are most suitable.
This sassy Eugenia Kim number is meant to be worn slightly tipped forward for a jaunty effect. The shiny black sequins makes this piece a great addition to your party outfit. Shine bright like a star at the club by wearing it with a sequin dress and boots.
Gucci visor from Net-a-Porter, $1,144
Considered the perfect face shape with symmetrical features, an oval face shape is like its namesake, oval. Oval faces are blessed because any hat styles would suit you just fine, it just boils down to your own personal style and preference.
You don’t have to be a golfer to pull off the visor look. Arranged in a pattern of sun rays, you can pair this edgy soft leather visor with statement sunglasses and your favourite street wear.
Mango hat, $45.90
Diamond face shapes have a narrow forehead and chin, while the cheekbones are wide and pronounced. Mid- to wide-brimmed hats with shallow crowns and beanies and turbans that you wear farther back on the head are for you.
With a shallow crown and black trim, this woven sun hat is great for the coming summer vacations and for daily wear in Singapore. Play up the summer vibes with espadrilles and floral dresses.
Maison Michel fedora, $900.89
Heart-shaped faces have wider foreheads that taper as they approach a pointed chin. You need to choose a style to balance out your forehead, so medium-brim styles such as fedoras, cloches and jockey caps are best.
This swanky white straw fedora — from famed milliner Maison Michel who also does headgear for brands such as Chanel — is great for yacht and pool parties over a kimono and bikini ensemble. The striped ribbon adds elegance to the piece.