Choosing Women’s Hats

When wearing women’s hats, there are so many to choose from so you are sure to find one that suits you. You may feel like you don’t look good in hats but it’s not that wearing a hat doesn’t suit you, it’s just that you haven’t found the best one for you yet. A hat can flatter your face, define your individual style, and dress up any outfit when you find the right one.

Decide the Use

When picking out women’s hats, first decide on why you need a hat. Do you want one for a special occasion or everyday wear? Are you buying one for skin protection or just for fashion reasons? What season do you want to wear the hat in? Do you need to travel with it? Start getting some inspiration by looking online and in magazines to see some of the different shapes you could like. Traveling with hats can be hard and it’s almost like the hat needs its own suitcase. If you need a hat that travels well, choose one that can be folded in a suitcase and be squished without being damaged. Some examples include a floppy hat with a soft and large brim, a fedora hat with a larger but shorter brim, or a bowler hat with a round crown and upturned brim.

Match the Style to Your Physique

The cardinal rule of buying a hat is that it should be proportional to your body. The hat needs to balance out your dimensions instead of exaggerating them. For example, upturned brims and tall crowns are more lengthening and downturned brims and wide brims can make you appear shorter. The hat’s brim shouldn’t be wider than your shoulders. If you have a larger build, then you can have a larger hat. If you determine your face shape, you can also look at different styles that will best be suited for your shape.

Think about Your Outfits and Personality

You want to pick a color you know is flattering on you and is easy to fit with the clothes you have in your closet. If your style is more boho then floppy wide-brim hats and berets can be a better fit for you. If you have a preppy style, you may prefer structured hats with a wide brim. For a vintage look with some elegance, you can always choose a pillbox style or a fascinator.


When choosing hats, don’t forget to consider your hairstyle. Many hats might look best if long hair is pulled back and then tucked into the ears. However, this is not the golden rule, so you need to create your own style. If you are trying to avoid hat hair, then you can lightly mist your hair with hairspray and brush it right after you remove the hat.

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