Will It Suit Me? A guide to the right hat for your face shape

I hear this all the time - "I'm not a hat person," "I just can't wear them," "I look ridiculous in a hat!"

Trust me, there's a hat for you. You just need to know your face shape. Here's all the information you need.

How to determine your face shape:

Grab a notebook and pen, a tape measure, and a mirror. Now take a few measurements, looking straight ahead in the mirror. First is A - the widest part of your forehead.

Next is B - the width of your face at the widest part of your cheeks.

Then comes C - the widest part of your jawline.

Last is D - the length of your face from your hairline to your chin.

Keep these measurements to hand as they'll give you an accurate guide to your face shape.


In an oval face, the widest part is the width across the cheeks (Measurement B) and the face is longer than it is wide. If you have an oval face you can wear most styles - the world's your oyster


In a round face, the width across the cheeks and the length (measurements B and D) are the same, and there are no sharp angles. To add height to your face, wear hats high on your head showing your hairline. Don't wear a beanie low down on your forehead, for example.. Wear a beret to one side of your head.


In a square face, the width and length of the face are similar (measurements A,B, C and D are roughly the same). Hats such as beanies or berets can be worn at the back of the head. Hats such as cloches or bucket styles will add roundness and soften the face.


In an oblong face, the length of the face is more than the width (measurements A, B, and C are similar). Beanies and berets should be worn low on the forehead. A hat with a deep crown and a wider brim will cover part of the forehead.


In a heart shaped face, the widest part of the face is the forehead (measurement A) A very wide brim will emphasise the width of the face at this point, so avoid them. Bucket style, cloche and beanies should be worn on the hairline.


In a diamond shaped face, the widest part of the face is across the cheekbones (Measurement B0. The forehead and jawline are narrower. (Measurement D is more than B). To elongate the face, a hat such as a beanie should be worn further back on the head. A hat with a shallow crown is also a good choice.

So there you have it - I hope these tips give you a better idea of what suits you, which styles to avoid and which styles will work for you. Have fun!

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