The beret hat is back as a fashion accessory. But wearing a beret is not always an easy task. Learn how to wear a beret the right way, with style and class, and you can take your style to a whole new level!

Proper way to wear and position a Beret Hat

The first step to learning how to wear a beret hat is understanding exactly how to position it on your head. Berets are meant to be worn off to one side.

Wear a beret in either a tilted or "full" style:

  1. Place the beret on your head with the rim about 1 cm to 1,5 cm off your ears and 3/4 of the way up your forehead. The back should come down to the back of your neck but fit comfortably.

  2. Tuck in the brim: Push the brim up and under, pulling the edge fabric down and over it so it does not show.

  3. Position the beret properly: Pull one side of the beret down and over your ear so it appears properly tilted.

  4. Adjust the beret until you find an appropriate balance and look. Adjusting a beret is an art form in and of itself. There's no real "correct" way to tile a beret, it's whatever you feel looks best. Pulling the beret down further over the ear simply creates a more dramatic look, but it also makes the beret look flatter. Pull up on the top of the beret to reduce the tilt and gain a fuller look.

Find inspiration!

The photos above are a great example of how to wear a beret hat! These images we've curated show how beret hats were worn in the 1930s and 1940s, to the 1970s and the 1990s, and more modern day.

You can shop vintage inspired berets in our shop!