Friday, April 9, 2010

Sunglasses for your Face Shape

Pick the right sunglasses to suit your face as you brave the summer.

Oval -
If your face is longer than wide and chin is slightly narrower than forehead then you have an Oval Face. This is the most versatile face shape because of its balanced proportions. Most frame shapes work with Oval face. However, it is advisable to look for frames which are wider than the broadest part of your face.

What will suit best: Square, rectangular and geometric shapes which add angles to soft curves.

Avoid: Frames that are too long for your features.

Square -
Strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones define a square face. This face shape is usually proportional in length and width.

Because square faces are so angular, Reduce the angles with soft, curvy styles that will give the face some definition. The classic ovals also works well for this face shape.

What will suit best: Choose round, oval or cat eye glasses to soften and add contrast to the face.

Avoid: Geometric and square shaped frames that accentuate angles of the face.

Round -
A rounder face has an equal width and length and is characterized by soft curves with few angles, if any. For round face, choose sunglasses equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Angular frames with rectangular or geometric shapes create balance, minimise the curves and add definition to a round face. These frames als help to minimize the fullness of the face.

What will suit best: Wider frames with angular/rectangular styles. Rectangular and horizontal Frames.

Avoid: Round frames as they make your face rounder and large frames as they shorten your face.

Heart-shaped Face -
High broad forehead and a narrow jaw line define the contour of a heart-shaped face.

What will suit best: Narrow rounded or square frames, aviators.

Avoid: Styles wider at the top.

Small Face -
If you have a small face, don’t wear oversized sunglasses because they’ll make your face look smaller.

Tip: As a general rule of thumb, you should always choose a style that is opposite your face shape.

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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting and useful article! This will help to purchase suitable sunglasses from online stores.


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