The reality is that there are many different face shapes that fit into several larger categories (round, oblong, etc). The same hat worn on someone with a round face may not look as good on someone with a heart-shaped face, or vice versa. For this reason, many people believe that hats are simply not meant for them. However, more often than not, these people have just not found the right hat to fit their specific head shape. Fortunately, Bellissimo Hats carries styles to accommodate heads of all shapes and sizes!
In today’s guide, we are going to look at how you can find the right hat for your face shape. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, there is bound to be a good hat design out there for you! So, let’s take a look at some of the most common head shapes and which hats pair best with each respective category.
Best Hats For Round Faces
Many people with a round, circular, or even chubby face think that most hats simply do not work for them. This could not be farther from the truth! In fact, there are dozens of designs that look great on round faces. Typically, people with round faces may want to wear a hat that does not emphasize or accentuate the shape of their faces.
In fact, this is true of virtually anyone with any face shape. Most people have a certain degree of insecurity about their looks, so whether you have a round face or an oval face, you will likely want accessories that minimize these characteristics. For this reason, round-face consumers are better served to look for hats with straight lines and sharp angles.
For example, a flat-brim fedora is a great option because it has strong angles that complement round features. It’s also a good idea to opt for hats with high crowns. Why? Because if you have a round face, wearing accessories that help elongate your face can make it seem less round. If you want to see a good example of a hat for round faces, look no further than The Gent by Bellissimo!
Best Hats For Oval Faces
People with oval or oblong faces usually have the opposite insecurities of those with round faces. Instead of wanting to make their faces appear longer, they often want to make them appear wider or shorter using various accessories. Fortunately, this is actually pretty easy to do with several different hat styles.
Newsboy caps, bowlers, and even stingy-brimmed fedoras with shorter crowns are all great options. This is because they do not extend too far from the top of the head. Additionally, they all feature some degree of rounded features, which can help people with long or pointy chins feel more confident in their appearance. The newsboy cap is particularly well-designed for oval faces because it is meant to fit snugly against the head and has a minimalist, almost indiscernible crown.
When looking for a hat that will complement oblong face shapes, always remember to look for rounded features and hats that are not too tall. For example, you probably wouldn’t want to pair an old-school top hat with an oval face, as it would only exaggerate your face and make it appear overly long! Instead, you should check out something like The Patchwork Newsboy or The Oxford by Bellissimo.
Best Hats For Heart Shaped Faces
Heart-shaped faces are very common, but they can be a little harder to identify than round or oval faces. Essentially, someone with a heart-shaped face has a wider forehead with a slimmer, perhaps even pointy chin. This results in something similar to the shape of a heart, though it may not be readily noticeable.
In any case, the biggest difference between people with heart-shaped faces is that their forehead and chin do not share the same width. For example, someone with an oblong face will generally have the same or similar width at every level of the face. Alternatively, a heart-shaped face is usually accompanied by a more rounded forehead, high or wide cheekbones, and a narrow chin.
The hairline can also play a factor when giving someone the appearance of a “heart” face. If you have a widow’s peak or a hairline that recedes a little on both sides of the forehead, it can accentuate the heart shape. Fortunately, heart-shaped faces are often easier to work with when it comes time to choose a hat.
That said, some of the best hats for heart-shaped faces have downward-facing brims. Since heart-shaped faces tend to have larger foreheads, this may be a feature that hat wearers want to minimize. Thus, a hat with a downward-facing brim can put greater emphasis on the lower half of the face. Many fedoras like The Jones are perfect for heart-shaped faces!
Best Hats For Diamond Face Shape
The diamond face shape is defined by the width at the center of the face. It is especially common among people with prominent cheekbones and slimmer chins. In essence, the face is a little narrower at the top (forehead) and bottom (chin), and a little wider around the middle (cheeks).
Like the heart-shaped face, the diamond face shape makes it relatively easy to shop for hats. Most hat designs look good on someone with a diamond face shape. However, there are some key design characteristics that you should look for in a hat if your face is shaped like a diamond.
Wide, floppy brims are popular, especially among women with diamond face shapes. However, if you want something that works for both men and women with diamond-shaped faces, then stingy, upturned brims are also great options. For example, the classic pork pie hat is a fashionable choice that pairs well with the features of high or defined cheekbones. Smaller, more casual fedoras also look great. If you’re in need of inspiration while shopping, feel free to check out the Pork Pie, Duke, or El Chayo!
The Bottom Line
While we are determined to help you find the best hat for your face shape, it is also important to remember that you shouldn’t become obsessed with matching your hat to your features. Everyone wants to look great, but everyone also has unique features that make them who they are. There is no reason to feel insecure or assume that you need to hide certain parts of your face just to feel confident.
Nonetheless, it is an undeniable fact that some hats simply look better on you than others. More often than not, it is a result of your face shape. So, always be mindful of your face shape when shopping for a hat, but don’t be overly preoccupied with your features. At the end of the day, you should focus more on finding a hat that looks great and makes you feel more confident. This way, you can rock whatever style you want and look refined, elegant, and attractive in your new hat!
We hope you enjoyed this guide on the best hat for your face shape! If you’d like to shop for a specific hat style or even create your own custom fedora hat, be sure to check out Bellissimo Hats today!