One common roadblock to confident hat-wearing is simply not knowing what type of hat looks best on you. Your face shape and handmade hat go hand in hand – let’s find out more!
Confident hat-wearing begins with knowing what face shape you have and what type of hat looks good on your face shape!
Maybe you tried on a hat that one time, and it looked awful and now you think all hats look terrible on you. Or, maybe your friend laughed at you because they thought you looked ridiculous when you tried on a hat an art festival.
The fact is that you weren’t trying on the right type of hat.
Knowing your face shape is important in picking out the best fit for a hat. Every face shape is different, but most can be categorized into five basic face shapes.
Long, Round, Oval, Square and Heart
YOUR FACE SHAPE AND HANDMADE HAT
Long Face Shape
A long-shaped face should avoid hats that sit high on the top. They tend to add height when more of a fitted fit is optimal. Deeper crowns covering ample portion of head is ideal, such as a deep rounded cloche that sits close to the crown. BEST STYLE: Cloche, Wide Brim, Slouchy Knit
Round Face Shape
A round-shaped face should have a hat with height up top and sharp lines. It should have a crown proportionate to the face. Tilting straight brims create attractive lines. Brims that are asymmetrical work well, while symmetrical brims should be tilted to offset the round. BEST STYLE: Sister Newsboy, Curvy Sister Newsboy, Slouchy Knit
Oval Face Shape
If you have been blessed with an oval-shape face then we all envy you! Most hat styles will look great on you given they are worn across the forehead and hairline. It now just comes down to choosing something you love!
BEST STYLE: Limitless
Square Face Shape
Square-shaped faces look best in softer, rounded hats because they balance the lines of the face. Asymmetrical hats allow for contrast to sharp jawlines creating an attractive softness. BEST STYLE: Cloche, Slouchy Knit
Heart Face Shape
Heart-shaped faces need to balance out a wider forehead. Hats with small- to medium-sized brims are perfect for this face shape. If too large of brim is selected the forehead appears wider then normal. This face shape allows for many different styles. BEST STYLE: Cloche, Sister Newsboy
Your face shape is a beautiful shape and there’s sure to be a handmade hat that looks great!