Why the Beret Is Poised to Be 2018's Best Hat

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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 was also a major accessory on the recent runways. 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, were here to help. 

Scroll down for outfit ideas and then shop our favorite styles.

As previously mentioned (and as you likely know), berets have been around for a long time. They’ve cemented themselves as a timeless accessory and topped the heads of style icons like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy.

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Twiggy, 1968

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Brigitte Bardot, 1957

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Catherine Deneuve, 1968

As with culottes and crop tops, tastemakers are usually the ones to adopt trends that are harder to pull off. Over the years and as of late, we’ve seen notables wearing berets in stylish combinations that only a true trendsetter would think up.

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

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

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

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Gucci F/W 15

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Dior S/S 18

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Rejina Pyo F/W 18

A trend can't be a trend if it's not shoppable, but thankfully there are some seriously adorable berets on the market right now. Scroll down to see our picks!

Style yours by wearing it with a red blouse. 

A beret and a striped tee is very French girl–inspired.

Keep your outfit simple with a striped T-shirt dress and a navy beret. 

Wear your hair in a messy low bun with this beret.

This would pair perfectly with a leather jacket.

Rock this beret and show off the bow in the back.

Next, find out how to dress for a night out based on your personal style.

This post was published at an earlier date and updated by Aemilia Madden.