How To Wear A Fedora

By Wednesday, August 8, 2012 15 , Permalink 0

Fedora represent style, class, and sophistication. Even though they are mostly seen as a men’s accessory, trendy women can add it to their style repertoire. I’ve been looking for a fedora hat for my own and now that I have one I had to do some research on what to wear with a fedora. Not every single outfit works with it, believe me, I have a couple fedora faux pas…oops!

There is not right or wrong way to wear a fedora, or a hat for that matter. There is one thing to consider right from the start:

Fit. Make sure that the hat fits you right. Not too tight, not to big. It the hat is too big it will wobble on your head. If it is too tight it will leave a mark on both your hair and forehead.

If the hat fits you just right you will look amazing!


How to wear a fedora

  • Trendy look. Wear a blouse and skinny jeans. Flats or stilettos. Top the look with a fedora that matches your outfit.
  • Summer look. Wear a maxi dress with stilettos or sandals. Add bangles, hoop earrings (or no earrings at all). Beach waves and a straw fedora.
  • Girly look. Wear a skirt with flow. Pair it with a simple shirt, flats, wedges, and a fedora.



Photo: New York Girl Style


  • Business formal. Recreate a men’s business look. Wear a formal women’s suit with a collared shirt. To top the outfit, wear a simple wool or tweed fedora.
  • Business casual.  Wear casual slacks or skirt with a fitted blouse. Closed-toe heels with whatever jewelry you normally wear. Pair with a fedora with a patterned band that matches your outfit.


All in all, just have fun! If it works it works, if it doesn’t oy vey! What makes fedoras so amazing is that you will look pulled together, specially on those dreaded bad hair days! Bad hair with an attitude? Tame it with a fedora!

  • Nicole B
    August 8, 2012

    I’ve always wondered if I could pull off the fedora look. It looks great on everyone else!

  • Kristen
    August 8, 2012

    Good to know.LOL! Thanks!

  • Stacey @ Newlywed Survival
    August 8, 2012

    Thanks for the advice. I keep trying to wear hats with dismal results. I will have to try some of these ideas out!

  • Rebekah
    August 8, 2012

    I love the Fedora with the skirt in the top row of photos. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Dee
    August 8, 2012

    I’m not so sure I could pull it off!

  • Deanna - mommyGAGA
    August 8, 2012

    I love the summer look! I have maxi dresses galore so I will have no problem pulling this off 🙂

  • Bonnie
    August 8, 2012

    Hummm I’ve never tried to wear a Fedora. I may have to rethink this.

  • Patty A
    August 8, 2012

    I would love to pull off the Fedora look.

  • Kim
    August 8, 2012

    Very nice and stylish…love the pictures!!

  • Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom
    August 8, 2012

    I always thought I look good in hats… plus it brings some sass when I have one on. I do not own a Fedora though… will have to give it a try.

  • Kelly Jean
    August 8, 2012

    Love Fedoras – thanks for the hints

  • mel
    August 8, 2012

    I would love to wear a Fedora. I am not sure I can pull it off though! I will give it a try!

  • Isabella Grey
    August 8, 2012

    This is great! I know quite a few people who wear these.

  • Cheryl
    August 9, 2012

    Love the look – not sure that I could pull it off. I’m always so worried about trying something new!

  • Jennifer Clay
    August 9, 2012

    I am loving the different looks.