A hat is the most powerful of fashion accessories. They are worn on the most visible, and photographed part of the body. They frame the face, and make one walk tall. Because a hat is worn so closely to your face it is important that the colour of the hat flatters your face shape and skin tone.
If you have pale skin, a warm colour such as pink or rust is a good choice. Darker skin is easier to choose for, although if it is very dark, black is best avoided..
If you wear glasses, don't let your hat fight with them,. If your frames are sleek then select a big hat. If you have statement frames, choose an understated hat.
If you have a LONG FACE, avoid narrow brims, which can add length to your face. Choose wide hats with curled or floppy brims. Steer away from the taller crowns. The crown of the hat shouldn't be narrower than your cheek bones. Feel free to play around with hats that have feature details.
If you have a ROUND FACE, then most hats will suit but particularly hats with high brims and angular shapes. If you want your face to look longer, try a taller crown. Always select hats that are wider than your face for a slimming effect.
If you have a SQUARE FACE, then you and your hat would look most stunning with the hat worn at an angle. Make sure you look for a hat that offers a good deal of height at the crown. A square face typically looks wider than it does long. Height at the crown can add length to your face.
If you have a HEART SHAPED FACE, wear your hat straight across the brow and hairline. To create balance it is best to choose a hat with a medium sized brim. Look for hats with moderate height at the crown
If you have an OVAL FACE, then lucky You! You can pull off almost any style of hat. Experiment with a variety of styles to find what works best for you.
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