How to Finally Find the Right Hat for Your Face Shape
So you don't think you're a hat person. We get it. You've tried a variety of different styles and just can't seem to find the right fit. Just like the challenges that come with shopping for new sunglasses, finding the right hat greatly depends on the size and shape of your face. Scroll on to explore an array of this season's trendiest hats, recommended for you based on your unique face shape and ideal for rocking at the beach, rooftop bar, and beyond.
Diamond-Shaped: You shine bright with a narrow jawline that measures just about the same width as your forehead. You have high and pointed cheekbones with a fair amount of space around your eyes. Complement your diamond shape with fedoras, turbans, and medium brim hats that elongate the face, like the Hat Attack Escape Mini Motto Rancher Hat ($95).
Etro Printed Canvas Turban ($410)
Heart-Shaped: Oh sweet heart-shaped face, how we love your narrow jawline and wider foreheads. Maybe you even have a pointed chin, too! Add width to the bottom half of your face by wearing ultra-trendy styles like the classic fedoras, dad-inspired baseball cap, or a cute lil' newsboy number like the Eugenia Kim Marina Hat ($245).
Long: Why the long face? Jk... we know, you were born with it and it suits you. What doesn't always look so great are the shorter brimmed hats you've tried before. Don't give up on that lovely length. Instead, use a skillfully chosen hat to split the difference. Choose wider-brimmed hats like floppy sun styles, Panama hats and fedoras, or buys that cut across the forehead — channeling your inner French girl with sophisticated lewks like the Brixton Lennon Beret Hat ($55). Ooh la la!
Square: Clearly, the only thing square about you is your face. It's easy to soften your sharp jawline and strong cheekbones with rounder hats. Bucket hats, beanies, and round brimmed bb's like the Gigi Burris Ana Cap ($338) are your hot ticket when it comes to headwear.
AEO Denim Bucket Hat ($18)
Tibi Beanie ($150)
Round: Just like avoiding sharp angles with a square face, you'll want to steer clear of soft angles with a round face. Top your perfect circle with dramatically edged styles, avoiding beanies and berets altogether. Tall fedoras like the Janessa Leone Neil ($257) accentuate your subtle features and give your face more dimension.
Freya Hibiscus ($210)
(Illustrations by Casey Callahan)
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