Face Shape Guide

Face Shapes

While every face is different, most can be separated into five general shapes. Read through these descriptions and try to figure out where you mug fits. We've also listed several well-known celebrities along with each face shape to make it even easier to figure out what hat styles will work best for you!

Long Face


For those with a long face-shape, tall hat crows that sit high on the head should be avoided, as they add too much height to the face and head area. Crowns should be deep enough to cover an ample portion of the forehead to even-out the length of the face. Wide brims can be work, especially ones that are turned downward.

Optimal hat types: Wide Brim, Beret

Celebrities with this Face Shape: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Teri Hatcher, Ryan Gosling

Round Face


Round face work well with hats that have sharp lines and tall, decorative crowns that are at least as wide as the face. Asymmetrical brims should be slanted to create attractive angles. These details all give great proportion and shape to a round face.

Optimal hat types: Fedora, Ivy/Flat Cap

Celebrities with this Face Shape: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Winslet, Kate Upton, Kanye West

Square Face


Square-jawed people are best suited for rounder hats that even out the cut, crisp lines of the face. Round and asymmetrical hats provide contrast to sharp jawlines.

Optimal hat types: Bowler, Center-Dent Fedora, Fashion Beanie

Celebrities with this Face Shape: Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Penelope Crus, Nicole Ritchie, Eliza Dushku, Demi Moore, Kieth Urban, Brad Pitt

Heart Face


Any hat with a medium-sized brim is perfect for someone with a heart-shaped face. The concern in this case is to balance out a wide forehead. If the brim is too large, the forehead will have an even wider appearnace than normal. Other than that, this shape allows for a variety of different styles.

Optimal hat types: Medium Brim Fedora, Cloche, Pillbox

Celebrities with this Face Shape: Resse Witherspood, Scarlett Johanssen, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Rihanna

Oval Face


For the foturnate people who have an oval-shaped face, the options are virtually limitless. Most hat styles will suit this facial structure, so it's really just a matter of personal choice. Hats should generally be worn straight across the forehead or hairline.

Optimal hat types: Almost any style

Celebrities with this Face Shape: Eva Mendes, Sofia Vergara, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham