Summer is finally here and that means the party season has officially begun. Whether you’ve received a beach wedding invitation or are going to some important event, all you are probably thinking now is what you are going to wear. While which dress to wear may be the first thing that came to your mind, but what will really make a difference in your outfit on these events is the type of hat you choose.
When it comes to choosing stylish summer hats, women usually find it a bit stressful. ‘Is it flattering? Is it age-appropriate?’ the doubts are numerous. However, according to experts, when buying summer hats women should focus on picking the right shape for their face. They say that when you play smart with your choice a square jaw gets balanced, a long face minimized and even chubby cheeks get slim.
Here is how to pick the right hat for you and look stunning as never before.
Important rules to follow:
- Find out the shape of your face. For that purpose, stand in front of a mirror and by using a kohl pencil, draw around the reflection of your face. The shape of your face should fall into one of the categories above.
- Consider the colour of your skin. Olive complexions with dark hair go well with powerful colours such as ruby reds, vivid yellows and racing greens. Fair complexions are better complemented with softer and more neutrals colours.
- Try on a hat preferably in front of a long mirror. This will allow you to take into account your height, size and proportions.
- If possible, take the outfit you are planning to wear with you to the store. With that you will avoid making the mistake of matching colour and style.
- Certain colours look too intense when paired together. Lipstick red and lemon yellow are two examples. If you choose a vibrant colour for your hat, try to match it with an outfit in a neutral hue.
If you have a heart-shaped face consider yourself a happy fellow as most hat shapes will suit you. However, you should keep away from anything that is too small because it could look awkward on top of your forehead. Extra-wide brims are also something you should avoid. Stick to something medium sized and asymmetrical, such as a disc or saucer-shaped chapeau.
The most common face shape, it looks good in almost any hat. So, if you have this face shape feel free to try on as many as possible. If you are tall, a wide brim is your choice to go, but if you are shorter, a floppy fedora hat will definitely be a better option for you.
Short, square faces go well with a low-brimmed hat since it helps soften a severe jawline. Big, floppy sunhats are perfect. Avoid hats that are rigid or structured. Asymmetrical brims will soften the symmetry of your jaw.
A cloche flatters are the perfect choice for women with an oblong face as it can be pulled down against the forehead, thus shortening the face. Berets also work well at an angle. Avoid tiny pillboxes, as they can look too small on your head.
Women with circular faces benefit from tall hats because they help elongate their features. Angular hats with long lines soften out the roundness. Asymmetrical brims that slope away from the forehead are the best option in this case.