If eyes are the window to the soul, then metaphorically speaking sunglasses are definitely its “shades”. The kind of sunglasses you choose to “shade your soul” say a lot about your personality. While Aviators can make you look free-spirited, a pair of Wayfarers will convey an old-school soul, and Cat-Eyes can make you look like a cutie pie-50’s-pin-up. A good pair of sunglasses not only protect your eyes but can also be used to hide a hangover….or make a statement on its own.
To bag that perfect pair of sunglasses, it’s important to first know your face shape. While a handful of you might be lucky enough to pick up any pair and pull it off, many might not even know the importance of the relationship between face and frames.
If you want to make sure your sunglasses game is on point, start with understanding your face structure, and then move on to finding the right frame shape for you.
Round Shaped Faces
If you have a round face shape, the best sunglasses for your face would be the ones that lack curved features; styles with definite angular lines can help elongate your face to make it look sharper and thinner. If your face falls into this category, invest in a pair of pointy cat-eyed frames in a bold, bright color and see how many heads you turn!
Round face shapes look sharp in rectangular, square and shield-style frames.
Square Shaped Faces
Square faces usually have a similar length to width ratio. If this is you, you probably have a broad forehead and a strong jawline. Square faces can enjoy either square or round shaped sunglasses, which will help soften the sharpness of the face and make you look adorbs day or night!
Pick out these styles for a square shape: Aviators, butterflies or any frame with curves.
Oval Shaped Faces
The luckiest of the lot, oval faces can literally rock any frame. Oval faces have gently rounded, even features, thus almost all frames will suit them. If that’s you, just try and avoid any over-the-top frames that might block those beautiful and symmetrical curves. One tip: choose sunglasses that don’t hide your eyebrows and you’re golden, baby.
Triangular or heart-shaped faces are widest at the temples and narrow at the chin. The best kind of frames for your face type would feature low edges and no straight lines along the top because they’ll tend to draw attention downwards and elongate your face. Try out some micro oval styles or any glasses which feature round edges to give yourself a more balanced look.
The best styles suited to your face would be: round, rimless and aviator style frames!
Unless you’re a masochist who enjoys forcibly squinting in the sun, you need sunglasses and they should look good on you. The next time you go scouting to buy some for yourself, remember the above golden rules and you will never go wrong with the look! Check out our wide range of sunglasses in different styles, colors, and frames to compliment your face.