A lightweight, woven sun hat protects your face from harmful rays, hides grown-out roots and masks a bad hair day — all while letting the breeze blow through for all-day cool! Find the best sun hat for your face shape below.
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Face Shape: Heart
How to measure: The width of your forehead from temple to temple is longer than the width of your jaw from ear to ear.
Balance your face with with a boater.
A boater’s structured brim and contrasting band draw focus up and away from a pointier chin. Plus, when tipped down just below the hairline, the brim disguises a wider brow for a more even appearance overall.
Face Shape: Long
How to measure: The length from hairline to chin divided by three is shorter than the length from the tip of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
$13.99 (was $15.99), Amazon
Minimize it with a floppy bucket.
The wide, squared-off crown of a bucket hat directs focus horizontally, tricking the eye into seeing a wider face below it. What’s more, the added width created by the rounded, wavy design of a floppy brim helps offset the more linear look of a narrow face.
Face Shape: Square
How to measure: The width of your forehead from temple to temple is equal to the width of your jawline from ear to ear.
Soften it with a fedora.
A fedora with a brim that extends about three inches past the temples pulls the eye out and around the perimeter of the face, visually rounding out a sharp, angular jaw. And wearing it low on the brow directs attention to soft cheeks, masks forehead furrows and helps disguise a receding hairline.
Face Shape: Round
How to measure: The length from your hairline to your chin divided by three is longer than the length from the tip of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
Starting at $22.99, Amazon
Slim it with a wide open brim.
The large span of an oversize brim that’s at least five inches in width “encircles” the head and shoulders so the face looks smaller in comparison. Plus, tilting it up in front and down in back creates a vertical appearance that optically elongates a fuller face.
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