A great gift for your fashion forward girl
Your trend-setting tween might already have a few of these in her collection, but there is always room for yet another stylish fedora in the bunch. (Just like there's always room for another pair of shoes!)
Fedoras are a hot accessory right now, and winter is a great time to be sporting them. And they aren't just for the guys, nor just for pairing with a masculine/tailored outfit. With flowers, bows, sequins and bright colors in the mix, these fedora designs are perfectly matched with just about any outfit. The red polka dot fedora hat shown here is a perfect example of a fun style that can add a nice touch to a school uniform, even.
I've picked my favorites in several categories of design - classic pinstripe, fun plaids and stylish touches of various kinds. There are tons of others beyond the ones I've chosen, but this collection will give you a great start to pick from.
Style, color, fabric, detail all to take into consideration
A fedora is a classic style and shape, although the brims and height can vary a bit between sizes and styles.
So since that part is already decided for you, your biggest decision comes down to style. Which comes down to colors, fabrics, and accessories. You can pick something in classic, masculine lines like the straw woven fedora shown here, or go a bit more feminine with a pink fedora complete with flower or bow. It really comes down to the colors your tween girl likes as well as how often she's likely to wear the hat. Neutral colors and classic patterns make one hat far more practical for every day wear, while the fun colors and styles would be limited to just a few outfits.
Almost any fedora will require dry cleaning or hand washing, so the type of material isn't as important in choosing for care as much as comfort. A paper straw hat or cotton blend will be better for a summer style, while wool felt or flannel definitely are the picks for winter hats.
Good looking design that coordinates with many outfits
If you're looking for a classic fedora that will work with just about any outfit, you can't go wrong with a pinstripe. Pick from grays, blacks or browns, as well as thin or thick stripes. The hatband can be blend in or stand out, and even dressed up easily with a flower clip or feather.
For that reason, if your tween girl has just one hat, this is the one to have in her collection. It can be dressed up or down and is just a classic piece to accessorize her style.
- Cotton linen blend
- Thick sewn in pinstripe design
- Short brim is slightly turned up in the back
- Fully lined interior is done in a matching plaid print
- Wool polyester blend
- Fine white pinstriped
- Hatband is trimmed off in gunmetal silver toned rivets
- Ribbed brim and pinched crown
- 100% Polyester.
- Dry Clean Only. Imported.
- Pinch top crown & self-colored attached hatband.
The overlay adds texture and femininity to the hat
The shape and styling of these fedoras is the same classic one you'd expect, but the touch of lace in the overlay brings an extra dimension of femininity without adding anything. I found one that comes in blue or pink and there are others with black lace. Pick from a black hat for a subtle look or a white hat like the one here that shows off the lace nicely.
- Flower lace pattern
- Choose from beige, pink, blue
Glitter and sparkle with sequins as a decorative element
Dressed up fedoras are a favorite of young girls. They take a fedora from ordinary every day and into fancy dress. Go with subtle colors or pick from bright shades that can't be missed. Ones like the red sequined fedora are definitely great added to a specific party outfit.
Keep an eye out that you are choosing a hat meant for every day use rather than a party costume hat that won't last long or look very quality.
- Checkered hat has the white squares covered in sequins
- All-over sequin embellishments and a sequin band
- This style available in a wide range of patterns
No matter the color, plaid makes a fun change
Fashion should be fun and if your tween already has a classic gray pinstripe in her closet, it might be time to add a colorful plaid to the mix. Yes, yes, you can get some quite lovely gray plaid fedoras, but where's the fun in that?
Instead, I've picked a few very bright hats for very bright heads, in straws and cottons for summer wear and classic wool for winter
- 1.5-inch brim
- 100-percent paper straw
- Finished with a small ribbon and bow accent
- Comes in lots of great colors
Tiny spots add a touch of color and fun
Polka dots are awesome as a design element - fun and girly, bold or subtle. Your choices come with either polka dots on the hat fabric or polka dot fabric used as the accent along the brim or hat band.
- Available in 3 colors
- 100% cotton fabric
- Band runs across front of hat with same fabric trimming the entire brim
Walk on the wild side with an animal print hat
Animal prints are extraordinarily popular right now, especially with the tween set. My niece is really into zebra, but yours might like cheetah or leopard. And on top of that, you can even look for options in colors rather than neutrals. I'm particularly fond of the one with the bow.
- Animal printed dots all over.
- Ribbed brim.
- 100% Wool
- Grosgrain sweat band
- Designed with a DIY punk rock ethic in California
- Limited edition runs
- 100% wool
- Cheetah print body with striped ribbon band and bow
The ultimate in feminine fedora fashion
To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of most of the flower-adorned fedoras I ran across. Too many straw versions that lacked the panache a fedora should have. Part of the class of a fedora is the structured style, whether a pinched crown or a traditional indented one.
But you can easily give any fedora floral fabulousness just by sliding a flower hair clip onto the hat band. Match the band or add a different splash of color that way.
- Acrylic and wool
- Black and white leopard print flower on the side
Feathers flutter on the sides of these hats
Feathers are a classic touch on a fedora hat. Just don't get them too big or you start to move into pimp territory! But for a tween girl who wants decorative touches that aren't too girly, feathers are the way to go. (She can make them match the feathers in her hair!)
Some fedoras come with feathers that add a subtle touch, blending in to the color of the hat itself. Others come with bold feathers, often in red. One other I've chosen has a fancy hat band set off by subtle feathers.
- 100% Paper Straw.
- Pinch top crown & two-tone feather hatband.
- black, brown, natural or off-white
- 100% Paper Straw
- Pinch top crown & black feather hatband
- Elastic sweatband for comfortable fit.
- Choose from brown, natural or white
Feminine but not overly girly touch
I think bows are my favorite style element for a fedora hat. They're often of the same material as the hat, which makes them far subtler than a feather or flower. And they're just the right amount of feminine.
- 100% Paper Straw
- Pinch top crown & matching hatband
- Choose from black, brown, khaki, pink, purple