Monday, April 8, 2013

Which sunglasses are the best for your face?

With summer just around the corner, many of you have probably been on the look out for a nice pair of shades. Here is a guide on finding the right pair of sunglasses for your face shape!


Facial Features: Angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin, proportional length and width.

Frames to try: Oval and round frames, glasses with temples that are center set or that connect at the top of the frame, butterfly shaped glasses.

Frames to avoid: Geometric and square shaped frames that accentuate angles of the face, low-set temples or color accents on the bottom of the frames that draw emphasis to the chin.


Facial Features: Mostly balanced proportions, chin is slightly narrower than forehead and cheekbones are high.

Frames to Try: Square, rectangle, and geometric shapes that add angles to soft curves. Most frame shapes work with oval faces.

Frames to Avoid: Frames that are too large for your features

Facial Features: Full cheeks, rounded chin with few angles. Width and length are in same proportions.

Frames to Try: Angular and geometric frames that sharpen facial features, Rectangular and horizontal styles make faces appear longer and thinner, upswept frames that draw attention to top of face, glasses with temples that connect at the top of the frame add length.

Frames to Avoid: small frames that are out of proportion, short frames that accentuate face length.


Facial Features: Board forehead ad wide cheekbones that narrow to a small chin.

Frames to Try: Bottom-heavy frames that add width to lower face, styles with low-set temples to draw attention downward, narrow, round frames that soften the forehead.

Frames to Avoid: Top-heavy styles that draw attention upward, decorative temples that accentuate the broad upper face.

Ray-Ban 'London Wayfarer' 50mm Sunglasses


Facial Features: Narrow at the eye line and the jaw line with a small forehead and chin. Angular features with dramatic cheekbones.

Frames to Try: Upswept styles like cat eye that emphasize the cheekbones, oval frames that maintain balance, rimless styles that allow cheek bones to shine.

Frames to Avoid: Narrow frames that draw attention to narrow eye line.

Facial Features: Narrow forehead and eye line that widen at the cheeks and the chin.

Frames to Try: Semi-rimless frames that accentuate the upper face, top-heavy styles that balance the width of the jaw, frame bottoms that angle inward.

Frames to Avoid: Low-set temples that widen the jaw, narrow frames that are out of proportion.
Facial Features: Narrow shape that's longer than it is wide. Angular features with high cheekbones, a longer nose and tall forehead.

Frames to Try: Tall frames that help create a shorter face, broad glasses with an accented top rim or decorative temple that adds width.

Frames to Avoid: Small frames that are out of proportion, short frames that accentuate face length.

These are just a few tips, but of course there are exceptions. If you try on a pair on sunglasses, and they complement you, go for them!

Stay Modest, Stay Stylish!

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