Which Sunglasses fit you best?

Selecting the sunglasses that suit you best can be quite a hassle as the guidelines are not as well known as general rules for selecting your outfit. With over thousands of models to choose from it can be quite hard to find that perfect balance between appearance and function. To prepare you for your next selection, here are some tips to help you on your way and make the process a lot more manageable.

Which frames to chose?

First it is time to be brutally honest with yourself, take a good look in the mirror and try to figure out what shape your face is. This sounds like a silly thing to do, but truth of the matter is that most people do not know the shape of their face, hence end up picking the wrong set of frames for their facial features. First point is therefore:Understand your face shape. After this you have to keep the 3 points below in mind and selecting the right frame will be a breeze.

  • The glasses frame must be in contrast with the shape of your face.
  • The frame size should be in proportion to the size of your face.
  • Choose eyeglasses that will accentuate your facial features.

Round Face: Take an angle

With a round shape we mean the people that have a round chin and softer angles in the brow and jaw area, often accompanied with fuller cheeks. For a fashionable appearance it is recommended to with a larger rectangular (angular also works) frame as the design will slim down the face and give the impression of a longer face. The eyes look like they have been pulled up slightly given the impression of an elongated face, rather than a round one.

What you should avoid: frames which are small, short or out of proportion. This will accentuate the wrong features in the facial area to the point where the face seems bloated.

Actresses with round faces: Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore

Square Face: Rounder is better

Usually accompanied with sharp edges and angular traits, faces that are equally wide and long are called square faces. We would recommend going for more flowing, rounder frames in choice of heart sunglasses (or eyeglasses for that matter), this will take away some of the harshness that the angular traits present and make the face look curvier.

What you should avoid: stark angles as they will reinforce the features already present and may lead to extra focus on the angles rather than softening them.

Celebrities with a square face shape: Janet Jackson and Hilary Swank.

Rectangular Face: Go for curves

Contrary to the square face, rectangular faces tend to be longer than they are wide, but still possess some of the angular features, found in the square faces as well. A curvy frame will take away some of the harshness traditionally found in angular traits and give the illusion of a longer face. In this particular face we recommend the tried and true aviator frames as they give a nice balance in this situation.

What you should avoid: frames with an emphasis on the angles as this will only reinforce the already present length of the face.

Actresses with rectangular faces: Gwyneth Paltrow and Terri Hatcher.

Oval Face: Options galore!

The oval face is truly blessed in all areas and is very well balanced in all features that could be wished for. No need to highlight or hide anything and simply go enjoy the world of frames available to you, wear whatever you are in the mood for and let nobody stop you!

What you should avoid:Absolutely nothing, as a matter of fact, we highly encourage you to try everything!

Celebrities with a oval face shape: Charlize Theron and Beyonce Knowles.

Diamond Face: Take a round perspective

With a diamond shaped face, the face is smaller at the eye – jaw line with a smaller forehead and chin, the angular features and very present cheekbones are somewhat similar to the square faces. In order to properly accentuate the cheekbones and bring balance to the general facial traits, it is highly recommended to choose for more upswept frames like the cat eye or the oval frame for your sunglasses or eyeglasses.

What you should avoid: rectangular narrow frames, they will simply accentuate the already narrow eye line.

Celebrities with a Diamond face: Linda Evangelista and Madonna.

Triangular Face: Focus on the upside

If you have a small forehead equally small cheekbones and a broad jaw, you have what we call a triangular face. More likely than not, it has some angular characteristics. In this case we would suggest taking a rounder frame to offset the angles a bit, such as a semi rimless frame that emphasizes the upper face,

What you should avoid: accents on the lower part of the face, this will only further reinforce the image of a broad jaw.

Celebrities with a Triangular face shape: Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham.

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