FIND THE CHICEST SUNNIES FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
Throwing on some shades should be easy and effortless, right? Yup. As much as we love shopping, we don’t want to spend hours poring over every pair of sunnies in the known universe. Let’s be honest — you’d rather be using that time chilling in your shades at the beach or by the pool. To break down your options, it helps to know which shapes play up your best features, whether you have a round or heart-shaped face. Here, we’ll brief you on the basics about different face shapes and help you find the perfect sunnies that’ll make you look like your fiercest and flyest self.
You have a round face if you have full cheekbones and a narrow forehead and jaw. In other words, the width and length of your face are roughly the same measurements. Sunglasses for round faces should be sharp and angular to contrast with soft features. Square and shield glasses will look ultra-sleek on you. Shades that fall high on the temples are also great since they highlight the cheekbones — without makeup. As a rule of thumb, remember to stay edgy. Avoid frames that are too curved or rounded since they exaggerate the fullness of the face.
A square face has a broad forehead and strong, commanding jawline. The logic for picking out a pair of sunglasses for a square face is the same as selecting a pair for a round face. It’s just reversed. If you have a square profile, spring for circle sunnies. Square-faced beauties look especially chic in the retro 60’s-inspired shades that John Lennon often wore. Besides rounded corners, keep an eye out for frames that extend past the widest part of the face to round out the sharpness of the sides. Sunglasses for square faces should soften strong features so you can pass over boxy, geometric shapes that exaggerate them.
Heart-shaped faces are defined by high, wide-set cheekbones and a narrow chin. Yup, just like a heart. So what should you wear if you have this sweet profile? We’d recommend grabbing some groovy ‘70s-influenced aviator sunglasses. Unlike those with round and square features, you’ll want to reach for a pair of sunnies that follow rather than contrast your face. Aviators are wide on top and taper at the bottom. Frames with details on the lower edges also balance out this face shape by drawing the eyes downwards. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be ready for that dramatic close-up before you know it.
Oval faces are slightly longer than they are wide, with chins that are narrower than the forehead. Those with oval faces are the luckiest of the bunch. They can flaunt almost any frame and look flawless. Oval-faced lovelies can get wild with bold and dramatic silhouettes, such as old-school cat-eye and circle shades. When picking out sunglasses for this shape, keep in mind the size and proportion of the face. Skip frames that are too wide and leave too much room on the sides of the face. You don’t want to hide that gorgeous mug of yours by wearing shades that don’t fit well.