How To Pick The Right Hat For Your Face Shape

February 2, 2009 by Anna   | Filed under Style & Trends


Hats have been around since the beginning of time.  Of course back in the old days, people would wear hats to actually keep their heads warm and protected from environmental elements.  Once we evolved into civilized human beings, hats started becoming a fashion statement and even a symbol of status.  Now, for the most part, it's another accessory to add into your wardrobe.  But what are some things you have to consider when purchasing a hat?  How is it that hats can look so cute, and other times, leave you looking like a paperboy (or is this just me?).  When choosing the right hat or cap for you, it's important to consider the shape of your face.

Hats For A Round Shaped Face
To keep your head from looking like a perfect sphere, go for something asymmetrical with a high crown. Try slanting your hats forward and going for neat, clean styles to give your face more angles. That way people won't be tempted to use your head as a crystal ball. Has this happened to me before? Yes. Thank goodness I have friends who love me though. I encourage friends not letting friends walk around looking like they have a basketball for a head.

cameron diaz wearing stylish hats

Cameron Diaz's round shaped face is perfect for high crowned, clean style hats.


Hats For An Oval Shaped Face
You oval face fashioninstas look good in almost any hat. Just make sure to pull the hat correctly over your forehead and tilt it on different sides. I don't have many tips for the oval faces because they can pull of so many cute hats I wish I could guys are a bunch of pretty jerks....

Hilary Duff can pretty much pull off any type of hat.

Hiliary duff looks cute in almost any type of hat....lucky girl.


Hats For A Square Shaped Face
So this face shape is opposite from mine. Choose hats that have curvy lines and are soft and feminine to lessen all of the angles. You also look better with large brim and upturned brim hats. Go big and floppy like J.Lo.

Wear big floppy hats like Jennifer Lopez if you have a square shaped face.

To lessen the angles of your square shaped face, wear big floppy hats like Jennifer Lopez.


Hats For A Long Shaped Face
For the women rockin the longer faces, you need sharp, clean styles. Wear it straight and forward to cut the length of your face. Also, go for wide brims with low crowns -- hats that cover your forehead to look sleek, stylish and mysterious.

For long shaped faces like Sarah Jessica Parker, go for hats with wide brims with low crowns.

For long shaped faces, go for hats with wide brims and low crowns. Photo: Sarah Jessica Parker for GAP.

Whatever your face shape, hats and caps are a great way to "top" off your outfit.  People instantly feel like you know what you're doing when you coordinate your outfit with a hat.  It's the perfect accessory, especially if you're having a bad hair one will ever know!  Well, that is until some guy is picking on you and pulls your hat off to reveal hat hair -- which by the way, is so flat to your head, you look like you have a comb over.  But trust me, that's his way of flirting.  How come no one has told these guys that girls don't like getting picked on, poked or picked up?  Even if that does mean you're flirting.  It's so weird and we don't get it.....well, that's another post.


7 Responses to “How To Pick The Right Hat For Your Face Shape”
  1. Amanda says:

    You know I never really got into hats. I always had the issue of finding it near impossible to find hats that fit my face right. Maybe I’m just picky. I think I will give it another try. Great post Anna.

  2. MizzJ says:

    Great tips! I’ve always been afraid to try wearing hats, since they require a certain amount of spunk to pull off, but maybe now I will!

  3. Brigitte says:

    This is good to know as I love fedora hats

  4. I love Jennifer Lopez. Badly she is not my Girlfriend :) .

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