Why the Beret Isn't Going Anywhere in 2021

Nicole Kliest
·2 min read

Pulling off a beret without looking like you ducked into a Parisian tourist shop is no easy feat, which explains why the majority of women eschew the topper. However, we're here to explain how to wear a beret and why this season you may finally feel differently.

There's a long history of chic women sporting the beret. Not only has it graced style icons we all know and adore, but it's also continued to be a major accessory on the runways, as evidenced in seasons past. Furthermore, there are some seriously amazing berets on the market right now for you to shop. So if you've been debating how to wear a beret without feeling like a poser Parisian, we're here to help.

Scroll down for outfit ideas and shop our favorite styles.

The History

Twiggy, 1968

Brigitte Bardot, 1957

Catherine Deneuve, 1968

The Tastemakers

Diane Kruger has been spotted in numerous berets over the years, giving us plenty of inspiration on how to wear the hat.

First the bucket hat, and now the beret. Rihanna's track record with making accessories trendy is impressive.

Chloë Sevigny's fall-ready look is so stylish and wearable.

The Runway

On the Zimmermann F/W 19 runways, models topped off fluttery dresses with slick leather berets.

House of Holland showed a range of beret-topped looks on their F/W 19 runways, including this fun cow-print iteration.

Beret's are a mainstay at Dior, and for its S/S 19, collection the French house showed them styled with elegant cocktail dresses.

Shop Berets

Hat Attack Knit Leopard Beret ($48)

Wear your hair in a messy braid with this beret.

Topshop Patent Beret ($22)

A patent beret is an especially cool option.

Moschino Beret Style Hat ($95)

Camel goes with everything.

ASOS Wool Beret ($16)

This would pair perfectly with a leather jacket.

Halogen® Wool Blend Beret ($29)

Style yours by wearing it with a red jacket.

Maison Michel Flore Boucle-Tweed Beret ($399)

How good is this tweed version?

Lack of Color Wool Beret ($69)

So chic.

Topshop Wool Blend Beret ($20)

A beret and a turtleneck top is very French girl–inspired.

Urban Outfitters Felt Beret ($24)

For a fun pop of color.

ASOS Wool Beret ($16)

Pair yours with a blazer.

Emma Brewin Fuzzy Beret ($19.99)

Make a statement in this zebra version.

Ruslan Baginskiy Felt Beret ($237)


Brixton Femme Crochet Knit Beret ($20)

A cool crocheted version.

Kate Spade New York Crocheted Beret ($48)

And another.

Misbhv Coated Drawstring Beret ($493)

So luxe.

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This post was published at an earlier date and updated.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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