Berets for Women

Berets of all fabrics and colors have become widespread fashion accessories, going beyond their associations with French culture, poets and the military. Cozy in winter, but slouchy enough that they don’t ruin your hairstyle, berets are a versatile choice, and can be worn at any time of year. But their stretchy circular shape can intimidate a first-time wearer. Berets are fun hats to wear and they can be fun to make as well. The berets are great and absolutely elegant for women.

There are many types of the berets for women in the marketplace. For an example, wool knit berets. The wool knit beret comes in a variety of types. This soft and slouchy beret can be found in cashmere, angora, mohair and regular wool. The wool knit beret can be found in a variety of colors and can be easily embellished with sequins or beads. This beret can be knitted at home or purchased at clothing retailers. Due to the warm nature of the fabric, the beret is worn more often in cool weather than in warm weather. To wear these berets properly, you only need wear it at an angle for a more traditional look. This is how berets are worn in stereotypical images of the French or of beatnik poets. But for a modern look, wear it at the center. Push the beret back so it rests over the crown of your head, but don’t let it sit too far back or it might end up looking like a shower cap. Celebrities from Mary-Kate Olson to Rhianna have helped to popularize the centered beret style. Keep in mind to let your hair hang loose and frame your face. Don’t gather it back into the beret. Berets are meant to sit on the hair, not to cover it. If you want to cover your hair, wear a snood instead.

Women can also wear your beret in cold weather with accessories. Wear a white beret with a dark-colored coat to create a contrasting look. Add colorful accessories like pink gloves or a green scarf to create a more colorful outfit. Wear a beret that is the same color as your scarf and mittens if you want to wear a coordinated outfit. Put on a black or white coat to make your accessories stand out. With these berets you will look sophisticated if the fit is proper. In addition, your beret can look elegant if you coordinate it with the rest of your outfit. You can create a cute,  French-inspired style by wearing a beret. Cheers!