July 23, 2012

How To Choose The Perfect Sunglasses According To Your Face Shape

How many times have you wasted dozens of minutes in front of the sunglass stand in a store, trying on pair after pair, completely clueless about which type of frame or lens would better suit you? Here’s the most practical and foolproof method of choosing the right sunglasses for you: find out what your face shape is and try to balance that by wearing a frame that have the exact same opposite shape.

Square Face

If you have a square face, with a well-defined jawline and prominent cheekbones, choose a pair of sunglasses that is round or oval-shaped, that will sweeten your features.

Prada sunglasses
Prada sunglasses – €276
ASOS sunglasses
ASOS sunglasses – €12
Sunglasses – 80spurple.com – €122
Emporio Armani sunglasses
Emporio Armani sunglasses – €95

Round Face

If you have a round face, with full cheeks and a not-so-well-defined jawline, balance the roundness with a pair of square or rectangle-shaped sunglasses, or look for any frames that are geometrical, which will give the illusion of well-defined features.

Miu Miu sunglasses
Miu Miu sunglasses – €318
Sunglasses 80spurple.com – €10
Tom Ford sunglasses
Tom Ford sunglasses – €347
Mango sunglasses
Mango sunglasses – €13

Narrow Face

If you have a face that is long and narrow, with a high forehead and a long, thin nose, go for sunglasses that draw attention to the horizontal lines of your face, creating the illusion of width. Your best bet are cat eye glasses and anything that has accents across the top or at the temples and upper corners that go outwards from your face.

Sunglasses tattydevine.com – €122
Sunglasses L Farrow X Charlotte Olympia – €250
Mango sunglasses
Mango sunglasses – €23
Parfois sunglasses – €20

Heart-shaped face

If you have a heart-shaped face, which means a broad forehead, round cheeks and a narrow chin, choose bottom-heavy lenses, to create the illusion of width in the inferior part of your face, balancing your weak chin. The aviator style is a sure win.

Ray-Ban sunglasses
Ray Ban sunglasses – €171
Parfois sunglasses – €14
A|X Armani Exchange sunglasses
A|X Armani Exchange sunglasses – €49
Mango sunglasses
Mango sunglasses – €9
Photos courtesy of: dgfever.com, parfois.com