The fedora hat has been a fashion sensation for over a century. In the 1880s, French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt popularized the fedora to the female audience. She played the role of Princess Fedora Romanov in the play "Fedora" by Victorien Sardou. In this play she wore a wore a center-creased, soft brimmed hat. The fashionable hat became highly recognized as the symbol for the women's rights movement. Now when you wear your fedora you'll be reminded of its symbolism to women empowerment.
A fedora is normally described as a soft felt hat with a creased or pinched crown with a medium to wide brim. Today, any hat that resembles the original fedora hat is also considered to be a fedora this even includes hats made of straw or twill!
Although, the fedora's features varies from hat to hat the 2 most important features are the the crown and brim of the hat.
The crown is the top portion of the hat. The height can vary from tall such as our WES 5.25" (13.5 cm) to short like our MONROE 3" (7.5cm). On most fedoras you will find a dent or crease on the crown. This is one of the key indicators of a fedora!
The brim is horizontal part of the hat! It also varies in size. A short brim such as the one on our LEO is perfect for someone who has a smaller face. The ISLA on the other hand, has a wide brim perfect for all outdoors activities. The wider the brim the more shade + protection from the sun!
Our fedora collection was designed with your closet + style in mind. Our ladies fedora hats feature a range of styles from feminine to bold and everything in between. If this is your first time shopping for a hat or trying to find the perfect gift for that "hat person" in your life, then a fedora style is the way to go! A ladies fedora is a classic + timeless silhouette that will never go out of style.
Our goal today is to help your find that perfect fedora! Follow these easy steps to determine which hat fits your style best!
Find your hat size! Before you start shopping it is so important that you measure your head + find your perfect fit. Here's a quick Hat Sizing Guide to get you started! Our fedora's come with an adjustable band that allows you find your exact fit!
Choose your style! We believe that the perfect hat for you is the one that makes you feel like a queen! Our styles vary from short to tall crowns and wide to short brims. Click here to Find the Right Brim for your Face!
Choose the material! Fedora hats can be made out of leather, felt, wool, cashmere and even straw! All material we use to create our beautiful hats are sourced all around the world! Our wool comes from Australia, leather comes from different parts of Europe and Asia, and straw come from South America, and they're all brought together to form a truly unique product.
Creating ethically made products is a standard of Gigi Pip. We do all we can to ensure that our products are produced in a manner that demonstrates respect for the people who produce them including abiding by appropriate age laws, labor laws, and paying fair and sustainable compensation.
All of our fedora hats for women are best sellers so you can't go wrong! Here are some of our recommendations to start with the Wes and the Arlo. These are perfect to start your hat collection!
If you are lucky to find the Monroe and Scottie in your size, then we recommend you buy it since it is our best seller and tends to sell out quickly!
When creating each hat we go above and beyond to make sure we have the best product on the market. We back this up with our confidence guarantee, which is our promise to get you the hat you feel comfortable with, even if that requires us to cover shipping back and forth.
Don't know where to wear your new fedora hat? Don't worry we got you covered! Here are our top 5 places where to wear a fedora hat. Fedoras are great for every season + every occasion, so what better way to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall than with a few fedoras! They can dress up or down any outfit. They’re actually incredible. Check this out.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at email@example.com.