The sun is finally out and it’s here to stay, making sunglasses a summer wardrobe staple. So finding the perfect pair of sunnies that actually look good not only with your outfit but on your face is a major priority.
In the same way, you dress for your body type, you want to embrace the most flattering sunglass styles for your face. The right shape of shades helps make the most of your favorite features and play down any that you’re not-so-excited about. Here are some tips for finding frames that look like they’re custom fit for every face shape.
If you have a square face, you have defined angles across your face from the forehead and cheeks to your jawline. Since you already have great sharp lines on your face, you’ll want to balance that with a softer pair of sunglasses that are round or have curved edges. Classic aviators will work well with your bone structure, plus this face shape can also pull off the itty-bitty glasses trend effortlessly.
If you have a round face, choosing the right pair of sunglasses is all about creating some angles. A round face has soft, circular contours with a length and width that are almost equal so sunnies that have sharp lines are for you. Square shapes are beautiful on your face as they bring a bit of definition, mimicking the effect of cheekbones. Steer clear from anything that is already very round or too oversized.
If you have an oval-shaped face you’re one lucky girl! An oval-shaped face has balanced features and a chin that is slightly narrower than the forehead so almost any kind of sunglasses works. However, super dramatic styles will really make you stand out. Since this shape can carry a wider frame, consider cat-eye sunnies which will create a sense of balance in contrast to your proportions. Just don’t go too wide or oversized; you don’t want anything that sits too far out of your naturally slim visage.
If your face is heart-shaped, that means that your forehead and cheekbones are wider than your chin. You have a broader forehead and significantly narrower jawline that come to a point as your face slightly slims from top to bottom. Because of this, you should pick a sunglass style that has a wider top (like the brow bar in aviators) then tapers slightly at the bottom to compliment your bone structure. Try cat-eye sunnies or classic wayfarers for the ultimate face-flattering pick.
Similar to the heart-shaped but rarer, a diamond-shaped face is characterized by a narrow forehead and narrow chin but they come in at around the same width. Because of this, you should look for shades with browline embellishments. Complimenting this face shape is easy with geometric construction or attention-grabbing details over the eyes. The embellishments will add width to your face that will accentuate your cheekbones.
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