09 Sep Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape
Have you ever gone into a sunglasses store and tried on a million pairs, searching for the perfect fit?
While choosing sunglasses isn’t rocket science, understanding the basics of how to find a complementary frame for your face shape will save you a lot of hassle! Use this guide to learn whether rectangular, oval, square or round frames will be the most flattering shades for your face.
If you have a broad brow and a narrow chin, try a style with bottom-heavy frames to elongate and even out your proportions. Light-colored frames or those with exaggerated bottoms will complement your strong jawline. Aviators and other rimless glasses are also a great option.
Your face is generally the same length and width with a broad forehead and strong jawline. Try curvier frames like round, oval, cat eye, butterfly and semi-rimless to accentuate your eyes and add playful balance. You might like to try tortoiseshell or neutral tones to soften and subtly frame your face.
Characterized by soft, contoured feminine features your face will likely have a width and height that are roughly the same. To elongate your face and bring the attention upward, a rectangular frame is a good option. Try not to go too oversized as large frames will overpower your circular face. Wayfarers and angular frames will make your face look thinner and sharper, especially if you go for a bold color.
If you have an oval-shaped face like me, you’ll have quite a big choice of frames (as you can see from my collection on Instagram). Oval faces have gently rounded, fairly even features which means any shape works well, just make sure they don’t go too much wider than your face. One of my go-to frames are aviators like these stunning Chloe ones I’m wearing here.
If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a diamond-shaped face, you’ll have the widest range of options to work with. You could try some quirky, circular spectacles or add some wow factor with bold, oversized frames. Generally, frames with gentle curves work best as they’ll complement your wide or high cheekbones.
My number one rule when it comes to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses is to just have fun with it! Try on all the shapes and colors to see which frame suits your face and personality the best.