We all love new sunnies in the latest trend, but as much as you want to buy the trendiest you need to find the sunglasses shape that suited to your face shape to be flattering too. So you may ask yourself what shape sunglasses are right for me. I know I certainly don’t want to look silly just to be on trend.
The Right Sunglasses Shape Depends On Your Face Shape
Firstly let’s try to demystify your face shape. By working out your face shape, you can narrow down your options and make your choice in sunglasses much easier.
How to do that can be as simple as looking in the mirror! Sorry to state the obvious, grab a couple of things may have around the house. A headband, a mirror and a whiteboard marker.
Pull your hair back with the headband to expose that beautiful face. Look in the mirror and draw a line around your face. What shape do you see? Square, Round, Oval, Heart-shaped Oblong or Diamond.
Your face shape
Sometimes it’s hard to put yourself into a definite shape but get an idea by looking for the following clues:
- Square – The width of your face is much the same as the length of your face, and you have a square jawline.
- Round – You have a full face, no prominent features such as chin or cheekbones
- Heart – Your with is all in your upper face, having a broad forehead, high cheek bones and a narrow or pointed chin.
- Oblong – An oblong face is longer than it is wide and has a long straight cheek line and sometimes a longish nose. To make an oblong face appear shorter and more balanced, try frames that have more depth than width.
- Diamond – Diamond-shaped faces are narrow at the eye line and jawline, and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic. This is the rarest face shape.
- Oval – how lucky are you, miss perfect with the perfect face shape, all in proportion.
Choosing sunglasses to suit your face shape
Now you have determined your face shape. Let’s look at the best sunglass shapes to flatter your face and give you the wow factor instead of the, what was she thinking factor.
Keep in mind the frame shape should contrast with your face shape. Also the frame size should be in scale with your face size.
The best shape for square faces
Definitely no square frames, choose rounded lenses with gentle curves to complement your broad jawline. Graduated lenses are also a key for a softer look and a go for a tortoise frame instead of sharp black.
Elvy Sunglasses Nude – round frame
Yaralla Sunglasses tortoise
Cats eye frame
Round – You want to highlight the upper part of your face and bring attention to your eyes, sexy catseye shaped glasses. These are very chic and go for bold with a strong black frame, this shape with bring more width to your upper face. Also geometrically shaped like rectangular glasses to counteract the roundness of your face. Angular narrow frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes, and frames that are wider than they are deep
Knight sunglasses Matt Black – square frame
Knight Sunglasses in Tortoise
Cats eye shaped sunglasses
The Queen of Hearts – your width is all in your upper face so you will want to balance out your shape. The Aviator or Wayfarer style, frames with detail at the bottom will draw the attention downwards.
Aviator shaped sunglasses
Oblong – large wide frames with concise lines to help sharpen soft features of the face.
Diamond – Choose glasses with curves that aren’t oversized or wider than your cheeks. To highlight the eyes and soften the cheekbones. Try frames that have detailing or distinctive brow lines, or try rimless frames or oval and cat-eye shapes.
Oval – Your width is narrower than your length and all in proportion., Your features are balanced and with high cheekbones, said to be the perfect face shape, well we all can’t be perfect. Lucky girls you can pretty much wear any frame shape. Oversized, aviators, square or rectangular, as well as wearing thick, bold frames. Look for frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames that are not too deep or too narrow. If you have a very petite face maybe tone down the size.
Some fail safe shapes for most faces
Furthermore a very important factor when choosing sunglasses is the eye protection factor. Choose a minimum of a category 2 lens. They must effectively block out the UV rays of the sun against macular degeneration. In addition sunglasses can be considered to be anti- aging. They protect the delicate skin around the eyes and help prevent the dreaded crows feet.
Finally they don’t have to cost a lot as long as they tick all the boxes, protection and style.
What’s your favourite style?