Fedora hats are one of the most common hats that people talk about + wear. They look fabulous on everyone and are so fun to style! You can tell a fedora apart because of it's distinguishing wide brim + pinch crown.
Material: Fedora hats are mainly made out of felt. Historically, the most common colors for fedoras were grey, black + brown. Now a days, fedoras come in all colors and material. You can even find fedoras made out of straw like our beautiful ARLO.
Where to Wear: Fedora's have evolved and become so universal that you can wear them almost everywhere- even to your wedding!
Boater Hats are a gorgeous style that originated in the 1920s. You can tell a boater hat a part because of its stiff flat crown + short brim. Boater hats are the perfect hat for all your outdoor activities.
Material: Boater hat were originally a semi-formal summer hat. They were made out of straw with a ribbon around the crown. The Faye Short is a good example of a classic boater style hat. From the 1920s to today, the boater has evolved and now they come in different colors + materials like felt!
Where to Wear: Boater hats are perfect for all your outdoor activities! They keep your face safe from the sun + brighten up your outfits.
To style your boater hat you can add a feather or hat bands! Throughout the warmer days of the season you can style your boater hat with a summer dress + sunglasses. On the chilly days you can through a sweater on-top of the dress + pair it off with sneakers. On freezing cold days you can style a felt boater with jeans + your favorite winter sweater.
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The beret is a soft round flat crowned hat. Originally, the beret was worn as military headgear in ancient Greece. It has now become a staple in many women's closet- especially when traveling to Paris!
Material: Berets are made from wool. They fit snug around the head and can even be shaped in various ways.
Where to Wear: Beret are a bold statement for your outfit. They are commonly worn in the winter to keep your head warm but now a days people wear them in the fall + spring! You can wear your beret to a picnic, on a coffee date or when traveling to a big city.
A beret are easy to style! You can shape it to best accentuate your features. The best way to pair your beret is with a trench coat + booties. Keep your make up natural + make sure that the hat is the focus of your outfit.
Our Best Seller Beret Hat: The Sophie Beret
Caps are a great way to style your outfit. They can make your casual outfit look fierce. Caps can be style throughout all the seasons + look so good on everyone.
May gals shy away from wearing caps but when they finally try them on, they do not go back!
A newsboy cap is also known as a flat cap. It is a rounded cap with a small stiff brim in front. The origin of this cap is tracked back to 14th century Northern England. Now a days, it has become a chic and edgy go-to hat for many gals.
Material: You can find this hat in leather, linen + corduroy and normally has a silk, linen, or cotton lining for extra warmth.
The lieutenant cap is a vintage inspired take on a classic cap style. You can tell a lieutenant cap apart because it has a stiff rounded visor, and flat crown.
Material: Lieutenant caps are made out of polyester, wool + leather or polymer material.
The fisherman cap was inspired by the captain hat. It has a very distinguishing look due to its soft unstructured crown + small brim. The fisherman cap always has a braided small rope that stretches in the strong of the hat.
Material: The fisherman caps are normally made out of wool or polyester.
No mater which cap you choose styling them is very similar. You can wear your hair up, in braids or even with a low bun. These hats are the best hats to hide your 2nd day hair + still look chic!
Where to wear: The best thing about caps is that they can be worn in every season! They are such an edgy way to add a little spice to your outfits. You can wear a Newsboy cap when you are out doing errands + the fisherman cap to a date at your local coffee shop. These hats are so universal + great for completing your looks.
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.