How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

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It’s coming. Spring and Summer. Spring and Summer are full of road trips, days at the beach, hiking, going to the park, or even taking your lunch break outside. Winter is gone, no longer the chill of the afternoon, the sun up sooner and down later. So what is the most essential element of your Spring and Summer wardrobe? Sunglasses. Ask any ophthalmologist and s/he will tell you that your eyes can get sunburnt also, so it’s important to have a good pair of sunglasses. But anyone can tell you that not all sunglasses are created equally, and some face shapes look better with some sunglasses than others. If you want to know what sunglasses work best for your face shape, take a look.

Step 1: Pick Your Face Shape

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

 

Face shapes can sometimes be hard to identify in yourself. The most prominent shapes are these: heart shape, oval, round, and square. In a heart-shaped face, your forehead is broad and your jawline is angular, but it’s different from an inverted triangle based on your hairline. A round face has the equal amount of distance around your features to your forehead, cheekbones, and chin, and a square face also has the equal amount of distance, but with a more prominent jaw line and squarish forehead. An oval face shape generally has a longer face than a round face with about the same characteristics.

Step 2: Pick Your Frames

Picking frames is the hard part. Perhaps the easiest concept to remember is that a square face works best with round sunglasses, and a round face works best with square sunglasses. A round face also looks excellent in vintage sunglasses which by nature are a little more angular.

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

 

If you’re looking for vintage sunglasses, there are several this season from Prada store.

If you have a heart-shaped face, then you have the ability to play a little bit more with your style. Heart-shaped faces by definition have more forehead space and often have bangs to cover it up. Another way of balancing your face shape is by selecting sunglasses that have embellishments at the corner of the eye –in other words, the cat eye sunglasses.

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

How to Choose Sunglasses According to Your Face Shape

 

Step 3: When in Doubt

When in doubt, go with aviators. Ray Ban has a number of frames to choose from in a variety of colors. This really speaks to the universality of aviators: they look great on every face shape, and adds a freshness and youthfulness that some sunglasses don’t.

 

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Kristen Kauffman

Kristen Kauffman is fashion writer and blogger, and has written nationally-credited blogs on style trends, products, and weddings. Located in Prescott, Arizona, most blogs make fashion simple, affordable, and accessible.

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