The Best Hats for Face Shapes

Floppy hats look sweet on square-faced ladies.

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Hats are becoming more and more popular. This head jewelry isn't just for cold weather or bad hair days anymore; you can pump up your look and style quotient by rocking the right hat. But just like your face shape should figure in your choice of earrings and hairstyle, it also makes a difference in what type of hat you should wear. By taking into consideration the structure of your face, you can decide which hat will make you look the hottest.

Square Face

Chicks with square faces need hats that soften their rigid angles. Floppy, curvy hats accomplish this task, giving them a feminine and flirty touch. Hats with large and upturned brims also look oh so cute on square-faced honeys. If you want to elongate your face, go with hats that sit high on your forehead, like berets and bowler hats.

Oval Face

Just as with sunglasses and earrings, gals with oval faces can rock just about any style of hat and still look good. Therefore, go with whatever suits your mood -- fedoras, cloches, newsboys -- anything. But also pull the hat over your forehead and tilt it to the side, to give yourself some stylish swagger.

Round Face

Round faces are cute, but they often look short and full. To offset these characteristics, go with hats that are tall and shallow, which will give your face length. You could also try slanted or peaked crowns to draw out your face. Slant your hat forward to give your face more angles. Additionally, look for hats that feature brims that are wider than your face, to make it look narrower.

Oblong Face

Got a long face? Avoid tall hats like a stage-five clinger -- they only make your face look longer. Go with hats that are flared and have wide brims. Push the hat down on your forehead to cover it up a bit, which makes your face look shorter.

Heart-Shaped Face

Ladies with heart-shaped faces have wide foreheads and narrow chins. Because of this contrast, you should avoid wearing wide hats, which accentuate your forehead. Otherwise, you'll look good in just about any type of hat.

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