The right hat for your faceNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
A good hat can upgrade your entire look, pulling an outfit together while giving you a chic, confident air. Luckily, there’s a style for everyone out there. But the trick to finding “the one” has to do with the proportions of your face. “If you have a small face, a smaller hat will suit it, whereas a larger hat will overwhelm it and only make your petite features appear smaller,” style expert Jennifer Chan says. “If you have a larger face, you will need an equally sizable hat to complement it.” Finding the perfect hat shape for your face, she adds, is all about creating balance and working with your natural features to juxtapose elements you either want to highlight or minimize.
If you have a round faceNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
“It’s all about opposites,” Chan says. She suggests going for a hat with “angular curves” to play up the youthful shape of your face. But avoid anything that’s overly rounded, as that will only emphasis the fullness and volume of your face. Try a fedora, a porkpie hat, or a newsboy cap (angle it to the side a bit to add some dimension and asymmetry). It helps to also have the right hairstyle for your face shape!