If the Hat Fits: How to choose the right hat for your face shape

Find your
perfect hat here!

Whether you're putting together a wedding outfit or trying to decide on your race day accessories for 2014, taking your face shape into consideration when choosing a hat can help you maintain a look that's as well-balanced as it is stylish.

Everybody's face is different, but most fit into one of seven shapes, each of which can be accessorised to highlight your best features.

Answer the questions to find your perfect hat or fascinator for this spring/summer party season!

firstly: How do I find my face shape?

Your face shape is determined by the proportion of the different sections of your face, and there are two easy ways to measure these.


1. The middle of your forehead or at the widest point. 2. The top of your cheekbones.
3. Your jaw line at the widest point. 4. The tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin.

Draw an outline of your face on a mirror:

With a make-up liner, place dots on the top of your hairline,
your temples, your jaw line and the bottom of your chin
to find your defining points.

Compare your results to the descriptions on the next page to see which one best fits your face shape!

  • Q1: Which of these best describes your face shape?

    • Oblong
    • Oval
    • Round
    • Triangular
    • Square
    • Diamond
    • Heart
    Hover over the face shape
    for descriptions
  • Q2: Which of these best decribes your eye colour?

    • Blue
    • Brown
    • Green
    • Grey
    • Hazel
  • Q3: Which event are you planning to attend?

    • Wedding or Christening
    • Race Day
    • Garden Party
    • Cocktail Party

The Hat Fits

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