June 12, 2019 2 min read
Hat shopping can be overwhelming. How can you tell the difference between a fedora or boater? What material is it made out of? Will it look good on me?
Here's a breakdown of Gigi Pip + the styles we carry.
Most Gigi Pip hats can be divided into the following categories:
Fedora - Some examples include Leo, Wes, Scottie, Emma, Britton, Billie
A fedora is a brimmed hat with a pinched crown. Fedoras will compliment any face shape so we usually recommend this style to first time hat buyers.
Boater - Some examples include Dahlia, Brae, Faye
You can easily distinguish a boater hat because of its flat crown. Named after Italian gondoliers + typically made of straw but our Dahlia is a great felt option.
Gambler - Some examples include Ginger, Luna, Sloan
Gambler hats have a round crown + upturned brims. Our gambler hat was named after our owner + founder Ginger Parrish.
Dome Crown - Some examples include Annabella, Hallie, Olivette, Addie
Dome crown hats will have a rounded top + usually have a floppy brim. These are popular options for those who love to travel since they are easy to pack.
Some other styles we carry include the following:
Trilby - Ruth
Beret - Sophie
Gigi Pip hat brims can be divided into these categories:
Wide Brim - Over 3” or 7cm
Short Brim - 3” or 7 cm and under
Floppy Brim - soft + doesn’t hold its shape
Stiff Brim - holds its shape or can be steamed back into it's original shape
Gigi Pip hats are made of the following materials:
Gigi Pip carries both straw + wool hat options. You can shop the separate categories in our dropdown menu under Hats.
Straw - The type of straw can vary from paper straw to seagrass straw. See product description for more details about each hat
Polyester - Hats like our Esteeare made of faux suede polyester which is a popular Fall or Winter material.
Wool - A majority of our hats are made of genuine Australian wool felt.
While straw is usually reserved for Spring, Summer, + those of you who live in perpetual sunshine, felt can be worn year round.