Do you ever wonder how your face shape can affect your choice of hat?
Today at Karen Henriksen HQ we are thinking about ladies with a square (or square-ish!) face shape, and what hats might suit them - in order to help you to find out what might suit you, and which shapes to look for when choosing a hat for yourself.
(If you’re not sure what your face shape is, take a look at this post for some helpful tips.)
Famous square shaped faces
Taking inspiration from the worlds of entertainment, media and sport, here are a few square shape faces which will be followed by our handpicked selection of designer hats recommended by Karen.
When choosing a hat for a square face shape, it’s all about adding a round silhouette, and a little asymmetry too.
Steph Houghton’s hairstyle in the photo is working in this way: it is adding a softer, rounder silhouette: if she was wearing tightly pulled back hair, it would emphasize the squareness of her face.
When choosing a hat, go for styles that add volume and roundness. Avoid hats with square or very geometric/structured crowns. Wearing your hat tipped to one side generally works well and looks elegant, too.
Designer hats for square face shapes
With their soft pleats and rounded shape, berets worn to one side are a great choice for square face shapes.
2. Brimmed hats
When it comes to brimmed hats, look out for the styles with a more round crown, and those featuring a little asymmetry.
When it comes to peaked caps or beret-caps, again look out for designs that offer a rounded silhouette and some asymmetry.
Finally, if you have a strong chin, choose a style with a peak or a medium to wide brimmed hat to balance things out.
Have a try and see for yourself
I hope you found these tips useful. The ideal way to see what fits is still to have a feel, try a design on and see how you like it in the flesh.
All our hats, flat caps and beret-caps are made in-house, in the London studio by Karen herself. Everything is made to order and to size, to ensure the perfect fit. All online orders can be returned for a refund or exchange.