My last post was for those of you with heart shaped faces. This next post is (surprise surprise!) for those of you who have a long face. If you haven’t a clue what your face shape is, don’t worry – just take a look at my first post of the series: how to find out your own face shape.
The longer face is exactly what it sounds like – compared to your fellow hearts, ovals, rounds and squares your face is slightly slimmer and longer – in particular you might have a high forehead. Some hats will exaggerate these features, which can be unflattering. So once again let’s deal straight away with styles that are unlikely to work for you – then we can forget about them and move on!
Tall or slim pointed crowns will exaggerate the length of your face – but also make sure the crown of any hat you try is deep enough to cover a high forehead, otherwise there is a danger of a bit of a Stan Laurel look (see the second image- and for those who are not old enough to remember Stan Laurel, take a look here):
Now to the good bit – you still have lots of choice.
Wide brims worn low on the forehead work well as they balance out the length of the face; styles worn at an angle also break up the length of the face and bring attention back to the features.
Of course there are many more styles that would also work for you – just bear in mind the “balancing” rule and have fun experimenting – here are a few styles from the website to inspire you:
Coming next: Part 4 – is for those of you with round faces – see you soon!