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Cap vs. head shape - Here you can find out what suits you best

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Which cap for which head shape?

The days when caps were mainly used to protect the head and eyes from the sun are long gone. Nowadays, caps are more of a fashion accessory, even a piece of lifestyle. When choosing the right cap, however, you should bear in mind that not every cap suits everyone. The wrong cap on your head and it looks suboptimal, to say the least. The decisive factor in deciding whether a cap suits you is first and foremost the shape of your head or face. That's why it's worth taking a closer look at the different cap and head shapes. Of course, the decision for a certain model is ultimately up to you - but we would like to at least try to help you with the decision-making process.
Table of contents
  • The different cap types

  • Caps for oval head and face shapes

  • Caps for round head and face shapes

  • Caps for heart-shaped head and face

  • Caps for angular head and face shapes

  • Conclusion

The different types of cap

Flat-Visor Caps:

They have a flat peak and look quite stylish. The disadvantage of these caps, however, is that they offer little sun protection for the eyes.

Snapback Caps:

Snapback caps are similar to the classic baseball cap. With their flexible closure, they can be adapted to any head shape and size.

5-panel caps:

5-panel caps are caps of different styles and brands that are all sewn together from five fabric segments. The front face consists of only one panel.

6-panel caps:

These are caps of different styles and brands, all composed of six fabric segments. In 6-panel caps, the face consists of two panels with a vertical seam in the middle.

Trucker & Mesh Caps:

Characteristic features of the trucker cap are the reinforced forehead area and the mesh fabric incorporated at the sides and back, whose breathability maintains a pleasant climate on the head on hot days and the wearer sweats less.

Sandwich Caps:

In the sandwich cap, the visor consists of three layers of fabric, with the middle layer being a different colour. This offers more design options for both the designer and the wearer.

Sandwich Caps:

In the sandwich cap, the visor consists of three layers of fabric, with the middle layer being a different colour. This offers more design options for both the designer and the wearer.

Sunvisor Caps:

You could say that the Sunvisor is more or less a headband with a visor, because the upper part of the head is not covered by fabric. The band can be fastened flexibly. With the wide visor and open top cut, Sunvisors offer protection from sunlight and good head ventilation at the same time. They are often seen on tennis players or golfers.

Different head shapes require different cap styles

There are a few factors that determine whether a cap - just like a Beanie or a hat - fits a head and a face. These include the shape of the head, which can be narrow, wide or round, and the shape of the face, which is basically differentiated between oval, round, heart-shaped and square-edged. The hairstyle (long hair, short hair) or slightly protruding ears also influence the appearance with a cap.
Different face shapes

Caps for oval head and face shapes

Oval faces appear long and narrow and usually have a gently rounded hairline and chin. Because of their harmonious proportions - the widest part is at the level of the cheekbones - oval faces are considered the ideal shape. If you are blessed with such a head and face shape, then not only does almost every cap suit you, but almost every Beanie. There is one exception: If your face is oval and at the same time very narrow, avoid high Beanies and caps - they emphasise this very fact. And you don't want to pull a long face, do you?

Caps for round head and face shapes

The round shape is characterised by an even and soft appearing contour. The face appears rather short in relation to its width and is characterised by a broad and full cheek area. If this is the case for you, you should choose a cap that has a lot of volume on the top of the head. This visually lengthens the face. By slanting the cap, you can also achieve a more striking expression and create a contrast to the round shape of your face. Flat and small caps are rather unfavourable for people with a round face because they emphasise the round shape even more.

Caps for heart-shaped head and face

A broad, dominating forehead and a very narrow chin in relation to it characterise heart-shaped faces. The cheek area becomes narrower from top to bottom and the cheekbones are usually higher than on an oval face. As a cap wearer with a heart-shaped face, it is best to stay away from models that are too small and tight-fitting, as they make the forehead look even wider.

Caps for angular head and face shapes

Square faces are characterised by prominent cheekbones and straight contours between the chin and forehead. Other characteristics are clearly recognisable corners at the hairline and an angular chin area that is almost as wide as the forehead. Caps and Beanies with soft contours can help soften the angular facial contours. Slanted caps and a large peak also provide a harmonious balance.nd loose-fitting caps with a certain volume.
Conclusion: Just put it on, the thing
With these tips, the question "Which cap for which head shape?" is perhaps not completely answered. But it should suffice as a first guide. If you're not sure, there's only one thing that helps: try it out, try it out and maybe try it out again.

By the way, it is not just the hairstyle that is important for a good look, but also the hair colour. To avoid looking pale, the colour of your cap should also match your hair colour and skin type. Earthy tones suit warm skin types. Cooler shades are more suitable for cool types. Before buying, put on the cap and check in the mirror what effect it has on your face.