Happy National Sunglasses Day
National Sunglasses Day (June 27th) is the perfect way to celebrate a classic summertime staple. When choosing the best shades to buy, it’s important to pick out the right pair that compliment the shape of your face. Here are the five most common face shapes and what type of sunglasses look best for each category. Explore what styles work best for you, so that you can sport your best look this Summer 2019.
If your face has soft angles with slightly wider cheekbones and an equally wide forehead and jaw, then you fall into the ’round face’ category. When choosing sunglasses to stay away from circles, especially small ones unless you want to over accentuate the round shape of your face. Stick to wayfarers or square frames to balance the roundness of your face and add definition.
For those with slightly wider cheekbones and a more narrow forehead and jaw, you have an oval-shaped face. Luckily for you, most sunglasses will look great on your face. Since anything goes, mix it up and try out some round John Lennon glasses or a more classic pair of aviators. But proportion is key, so make sure the frames aren’t wider than your face.
You have a square face if your features are more angular and defined with equally wide cheekbones, forehead, and jaw. Rounded corner sunglasses are your key to success if you have a square jaw. Too many hard angled sunglasses will over-define your face, so stick to curved and rounded frames to soften your strong face shape. Make sure to buy frames that are of right proportion; larger faces will require larger frames and vice-versa.
People who are widest at their forehead and gradually narrower to the jaw are referred to as having a ‘heart-shaped’ face. While square frames will complement a more narrow chin, stay away from oversized lenses that could swallow up your face. Aviators are another great pick as the wider top and tapered bottom complement the outline of the heart-shaped face. The key to choosing sunglasses for this face shape is to mimic the shape of your face rather than contrast it.
If you are widest at the jaw and gradually narrower at the forehead, then you are in the ‘triangle face’ category. If you have a triangle face, stick to larger shades rather than small ones that can minimize your features. To balance out the shape of your face, choose frames that have more going on up top. Try wearing something teardrop shaped to create a more dimensional proportion.
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