Do you have a fedora hat in your closet that's gathering dust in your closet because you're unsure how to style it in a natural way? Ladies, if your answer is yes, this is a guide for you. After reading this, you'll know how to select a fedora that compliments your haircut or hairstyle and how to style it with your outfits. You'll be wearing your fedora with confidence in no time. If you think they are only relevant in the colder months, you are greatly mistaken. Read on to learn more!

What is a Fedora?

Let's start by understanding what a fedora is. Interestingly, the term fedora originated from the play in 1891, after its main character, Princess Fedora, who wore a soft brimmed hat. Soon afterwards it became a symbol of the women's rights movement. 

This hat has a soft brim and a dent at the top. It started as felt but now uses different materials like straw. Beyond being able to elevate your style in seconds and no effort, it serves as a practical accessory, as it offers protection from diverse weather elements such as rain and sunshine.

Fedoras with Different Haircuts and Hairstyles

How to Wear a Fedora with Short Hair?

If you have short hair, it's important to choose a hat for your face shape, that will complement your face shape and size. Fedoras are especially flattering for those with round or heart-shaped faces. Thanks to their higher crowns, they can create a slimming effect on your face. The wider your face, the broader the brim you should choose to balance the roundness. Conversely, if you have a smaller head, opt for a fedora with a narrower brim.

With short hair, you have the advantage of easily adjusting how the fedora sits on your head. It can be worn straight on or slightly tilted for an unsymmetrical look. If you have bangs, place the fedora slightly back from your forehead to avoid flattening your bangs.

How to Wear a Fedora with Long Hair?

When you have long hair, the possibilities for styling a fedora are endless. After choosing the fedora of your taste, you can play with different hairstyles to make your outfit pop. Wearing your hair down with a fedora can create a relaxed look. You can leave your hair straight, or add waves for more volume. Beachy waves are a popular choice, giving a romantic vibe to your look. 

For a festive boho look you can make one big or two smaller braids. Plus, with this hairstyle you won't have to worry about messing up your hair after putting down the fedora.

Woman with long dark hair wearing black fedora hat.

How to Wear a Fedora with Curly Hair?

Women with curly hair often struggle with hats, but fedoras are a good choice because they have a spacious crown. A wider brim can balance out fuller hair, while a narrower brim might suit less voluminous curls. 

Fedora Hats and Styling for Different Occasions

You can style fedoras in numerous outfits and seasons. Now, let's get creative with all the outfits you can curate. 

How to Wear a Fedora Casually?

Depending on the material of fedora, you can make your outfit elegant or casual. If you're looking for a more casual everyday outfit, we would recommend you choosing a lighter fedora. 

Our Belle Bucket rolls up for easy travel and comes in 3 earth tones colors to match your palette. We love it especially since it looks effortless and clean on every outfit, making it the perfect accessory for a quick outfit dress-up. Wear it with layers, such as a denim shirt or cardigan, without making your outfit too formal. 

Woman with long dark hair wearing fedora hat.

How to Wear a Fedora Elegantly?

For an elegant attire select a fedora in neutral or dark hues such as black, navy or deep brown. Select a high quality felt hat and complement it with well-tailored pieces such as structured blazers or dress with clean lines. 

This time we recommend you selecting Marley, medium brim fall fedora with wide leather trim detail, to add the feminine touch. Pair it with simple yet elegant jewelry and polished footwear. To make your outfit even more thought, match the color of your fedora with one of your accessories, such as a handbag, belt or your shoes.

Black elegant fedora with trim.

How to Wear a Fedora in Summer? 

For a summer outfit, protect your face with a straw sunhat. For those seeking superior sun defense, opting for a fedora with a UPF 50 rating, such as those offered by Hat Attack. Style it with a light kaftan or amalfi dress. This outfit will be perfect for easy breezy beach days. 

Woman wearing long red dress and wite summer straw sunhat.

The good news is that straw sun hats are not limited to beach days only. Jeans are one of the most popular pieces of clothing, so why not styling them with fedora to create a bit more interesting, yet casual outfit. You can also match the shade of your jeans to your hat. If you’re wearing a wide brim hat, pair them with slim fitting jeans. 

Woman with long dark hair wearing jeans, white shirt and white straw fedora

How to Wear a Fedora in Winter 

For winter make sure to select hats that make your hair and ears warm. One of our favorites is Amelia felt fedora hat with medium brim, one of our most elegant and elevated choices.The Amelia will go great with elegant knee boots or comfortable cashmere accessories. It comes in different colors, so you can easily choose the one you can match most of your existing clothes with. Go with a complementary brown, gray or navy outfit, or you can also match the cap to your pants’ or boot’s color to tie the whole outfit together!

Woman looking down and wearing light gray fedora hat with trim.

After reading this blog, you should feel ready to wear a fedora hat with confidence. By choosing a fedora that suits your hair type and pairing it with the right outfit for any occasion, you can make your outfit outstanding in a way that no other accessory can. Don't be shy and let the fedora be a part of your style!

Written by Cooper

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