How To Rock Different Styles of Brims

Posted on April 23 2018

Short brim, wide brim, flat brim, oh my! There are so many hat styles. How do you find the one just right for you? Good question right? We thought so too. That is why today's post is dedicated to breaking down all the different brim styles Gigi Pip offers and helping you find the one the best suits you!

It all starts with knowing what your options are. 

There are two main parts to a hat: the crown and the brim.

The crown is the part that fits over your head. Crowns come in various heights, depending on the style. The brim is the edge of the hat that the crown is attached to. There is typically a band at the bottom of the crown that secures the hat on your head.

The brim can vary in width from narrow to wide. A snapped brim is one with edges bent to point down or up. The brim can be rolled so that the very edge of the brim is rounded up and towards the crown. Additionally, hat edges can be folded so that they stand at a right angle to the brim.

Finding the perfect brim style for you is like dating. You've got to try out a few before you find the one for you. 

Now, let's play matchmaker and find the best brim style for you.

Like your favorite pair of jeans that hug you in all the right places, you want a hat that compliments your features. It's your bone structure you've got to compliment. If you have a round face, opt for a structured hat, like a flat-brimmed fedora, as opposed to something floppier and soft.

The shapes will balance each other out and streamline your features. For a longer, oval face, choose a hat with some softness or movement in the brim, such as a floppy hat.If your face is square, try an asymmetric hat with strong angles. This style can balance your jawline, especially if it has a slightly dipped brim.

Lastly, if you’re fortunate enough to have a heart-shaped face, take your pick because anything goes you lucky ducks!

Flat Brim 

A majority of our hats here at Gigi Pip are flat brim hats. We love flat brim hats because of their structure. They generally hold their shape better when storing and transporting. The flat brim also compliments those round face shapes quite nicely!

Hat: Lydia- Classic Pinstripe Felt Hat

Wide Brim 

Our wide brim hats, The DahliaEmma, Scottieand Marsha to name a few are our best sellers. This season's hat trends are as much about style as about staying out of the sun and that's why our wide brim hats are perfect for those square faces.

Hat: Dahlia- Women's Stiff Wide Brim Felt Hat

Short Brim 

As previously mentioned, ladies with a longer, oval-shaped face, stick with a short brim like the Ruth or the Della with a little more movement to compliment that pretty bone structure. 

Hat: Lettie- Flat Brim Hat 

No matter your face shape or brim preference, Gigi Pip has options for everyone. Be sure to use code ILOVEHATS for 20% off your first hat purchase! 



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