It’s that time of year again! Summer is here and the sun is out and you want to spend your time by the beach or drinking in a pub garden. However, when the sun is out then the sunglasses need to be put on. Though, it can be hard to know which style of sunglasses best suits your face shape. Especially, if you are shopping online! If you are struggling to know which style of sunglasses to pick, then here are a few tips to help you out.
If you have a face shape similar to that of Jennifer Aniston, then you have a square face. People who have a square face often have bold, angular features with straight line from the forehead to the jaw. So, if this sounds like your face shape then rounded glasses are the one for you. Round framed glasses or oval shaped will help to create a balance with your features. Also, go for a larger, thinner framed glasses as this will also help to soften your features.
An example of pair of sunglasses that will really compliment your face shape is Sunday Somewhere’s Myriah style of sunglasses. The large, thin round frame will perfectly highlight your bone structure.
If your face is all just soft curves, full cheeks, a rounded chin with very few angles, then you have a round face. Just like Selena Gomez! Round faces are the easiest to distinguish because it is all about the curves. Many designers prefer models who have a round face as they often appear to be younger.
To pick the perfect pair of sunglasses for a round shaped face then you need to do the opposite of what someone with a square shaped face would do. You need to add angles to your to add extra dimension. Sharp angled cat eyed glasses bring attention to your plump cheeks and eyes. If that doesn’t sound like it’s for you, then go for a rectangular frame. A rectangular frame will break up the structure of your face and make it appear to be longer and thinner.
Those with heart shaped faces, like Naomi Campbell, are widest at the brow and the narrow down through to the chin and usually have high, dramatic cheeckbones.
If this is your face shape, then you will look great in winged-out frames that are just slightly bigger than your forehead. Or, you could opt for a more oval shaped frame glasses that could help draw attention away from your cheekbones to your eyes. If you are really struggling which pair to pick then you can’t go wrong with a pair of aviators. Ray-Ban have a wide range of colours for you to choose from.
If you have a Triangular face then the widest part of your face is at the bottom and the jaw and it narrows slightly as it reaches the temple. If you are getting confused between whether you have a heart shaped face or a triangular one, then look at Scarlett Johansson who has a triangular face.
For those who do have a triangular face shape then you want to look at glasses with frame that are the mirror opposite to your face. This meaning, you want glasses that are heavier or wider on top. This could be a d-framed style but for a dramatic effect we recommend cat-eye glasses. Cat-eye sunglasses will draw all the attention to your eyes. We recommend that you check out Sunday Somewhere’s Piper selection.
If you have a an oval shaped face then your will be narrow and round with a slightly narrow chin. Those who have an oval shaped face, like Rhianna, pretty much any style of sunglasses will suit your face. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just pick up any pair of sunglasses that you find on the shelf or online. You still want to highlight your features in the best possible way. You don’t want to go for anything that is too dramatic in style as this may take away the structure of your face. So, there needs to be a balance.
Square shaped sunglasses that are curved around the edge is the kind of balance your face needs. These Gucci’s sunglasses (see left image) are a perfect example of the style of sunglasses that will best suit your oval face.