Wearing a hat

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Wearing a hat
Wearing a hat

Do you want to give your wardrobe a boost? Then buy yourself a hat. A well-chosen hat can make a strong statement to any outfit. If you want to spice up your wardrobe with a bold accessory, follow these tips to wear any hat with style.


Method 1 of 4: For women: Beautiful hats for spring and summer

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Step 1. Wear a cloche hat

Cloche hats, or "flapper hats," are made with or without a brim.

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Step 2. Try a newsboy cap

These hipster caps look great with both casual and business attire.

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Step 3. Put on a large sun hat

These hats have floppy brims, and are great for daytime wear. If you wear this type of hat in the winter, choose a felt sun hat.

Method 2 of 4: For women: Hat choices for fall and winter

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Step 1. Wear a Victorian top hat

These hats go well with any outfit, and are the crowning glory of a steampunk costume. Keep the outfit simple though, because these hats are quite striking.

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Step 2. Put on a pork pie hat

Pork pie hats were invented in the Victorian era. Although traditionally worn by men, they also look good on women.

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Step 3. Put on a beret

Knitted and wool berets are great for the colder seasons.

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Step 4. Get a fedora

These hats were originally designed for men as well, but they go great with a woman's costume or even with feminine dresses.

Method 3 of 4: For men: great hat ideas

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Step 1. Wear a flat cap

These caps go well with a suit or if you are wearing a long coat or raincoat.

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Step 2. Put on a fedora

Humphrey Bogart and Frank Sinatra can still get a kick out of you if you wear your own fedora with a smart suit or business suit. However, fedoras are so versatile that you can also wear them with a polo shirt or t-shirt.

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Step 3. Try a homburg

You've seen this hat in the Godfather movies, and recently Tupac and Snoop Dogg have brought them back into fashion. Whether you go for the gangster or mafia look, you'll look great in your homburg hat.

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Step 4. Put on a pork pie hat

Invented in the Victorian era, for men, these hats get their name from their resemblance to a pig patty. Think Gene Hackman in The French Connection.

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Step 5. Go for a bowler hat

Think, for example, of Charlie Chaplin, or a mobster in 19th-century New York. This hat goes well with a suit or a nice shirt and vest.

Method 4 of 4: General guidelines for wearing a hat

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Step 1. Choose a hat that fits your size

If you are short in stature, you can be dwarfed by a hat with a large brim. Instead of going big, make a statement with bright colors or a special finish.

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Step 2. Choose a hat that shows off your hairstyle

You can wear a little hat on one side, and a bun on the other. This effect also makes your neck look longer.

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Step 3. Wear a hat that fits the shape of your face

  • If you have a round face, choose a hat with a wide brim to make your face look less full.
  • If you have a long face, choose a softer design or something with movement, such as feathers.
  • For a square face, choose an asymmetrical hat to counterbalance the angle of your jawline.
  • People with a heart-shaped face are lucky. They can wear almost any kind of hat.
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Step 4. Choose colors that suit your complexion

If you have a distinctive hat, use less makeup so you don't look like a clown.

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Step 5. Match your hat to your outfit

If you're wearing a dress with a peacock pattern, try a hat with a flowy peacock feather to complete your outfit. But if you have a standout hat, go easy on accessories like jewelry so you don't look gaudy.

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Step 6. Make sure your hat is secure

This may sound logical, but you won't want to hold onto your hat all day. Use rubber bands, ribbons, or combs to keep your hat in place.


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