Picking the Best Sunglasses for your Face Shape
Fashion boutiques, from designer brands to high street brands have offered an immense variety of sunglasses styles for everyone to choose from. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors which most of us see as extremely trendy. Though there are times that you see this particular pair of sunglasses looking fabulous on a supermodel but once you wear your own pair, considering that you pick the very same design, it may look really unflattering. The truth is, not all sunglasses are generally flattering. Picking the right sunglasses for your face shape is an essential thing to consider if you want your facial features to stand out.
In this post, we are going to help you pick the right pair of sunglasses to your face shape. By taking inspiration from Hollywood’s brightest stars, giving you an idea about how a particular pair of sunnies would look on you should be a piece of cake!
Round Face Shape
When you have a round face shape, the areas of your face, particularly the forehead and across cheekbones, are considered the widest. Your chin area isn’t as wide but it is not considered narrow either. If you are blessed with a nice round face shape, sticking to sunglasses that feature rectangular and cat eye shapes would help your face appear longer and thinner. In addition, aviators would also make a great pair for you since it can tone down the fullness of the face without looking overly dramatic.
Kirsten Dunst makes a perfect example of having a full round face shape. In the photo above, Kirsten flaunts a subtle cat eye oversized pair that fully covered her brows. With this, her face looked more balanced as well as much thinner, for it covers the cheekbone area quite well.
Heart Face Shape
This face shape is oftentimes considered cute and youthful for it features a heat-shaped hairline, narrow jaw area and small chin. Once concern here is that the forehead tends to be too wide to balance out the jaw and chin area’s narrowness. In order to keep it balanced and draw the attention away from the forehead, sunglasses with light-colored rims, oversized round shapes and fitting aviators would effectively keep the face shape balanced without fully covering the narrow features of the face.
One example of having a heart-shaped face is Hayden Panettiere. On a casual walk in the street, Hayden sported a classic rimmed aviator sunglasses that perfectly flatters her beautiful face shape. The rim on the sunglasses didn’t fully cover her brows but instead, drew more attention to the cheeks and brow bone area.
Oval Face Shaped
Having an oval face shape means that your face is long but not as wide as round-shaped faces. This shape is considered to be an easy face shape to deal with since oval shape faces tend to have proportionate features. Since this particular face shape is versatile, any shape of sunglasses would work with it. The only thing to take note of is that you have to stay away from extremely oversized glasses for it may look too loose on your narrow face shape. In addition, choose frames that accentuate the cheekbones, as most oval-shaped people have very prominent cheekbones. Try to keep it balanced and not too overwhelming on the face.
A popular example of having an oval face shape is Hollywood’s hot momma, Jessica Alba. In the photo above, Jessica wore a semi-rectangular pair of sunglasses from Salvatore Ferragamo. The shape perfectly accentuates her cheekbones and jawline as the bottom frame lies perfectly on top of the apples of her cheeks. Her sunglasses also fully covered her brows to balance the size of her forehead.
Square Face Shaped
Square face shape is the one that has the strongest and most prominent facial features. When a person has a square face shape, he or she has a strong and visible jaw line, wide forehead, wide area across the cheekbones and a square-shaped chin. For this particular face shape, it is best to stick to round-shaped sunglasses to soften the strong and sharp features of the face. One can also opt to get rimless shades or aviators to balance the facial features out.
Gwen Stefani is known to have a square face shape. She has a sharp jaw line, prominent cheekbones and square-shaped chin. In the photo above, she perfectly flaunts an oversized round turquoise pair of sunglasses to soften her strong facial features. The pop of color and the oversized round shape helped draw more attention to the sunglasses rather than her sharp facial features.
Choosing the best pair of sunglasses for you should not be a frustrating and tiring task. Feel the freedom to choose the style that flatters you by carefully learning your facial features and embracing your face shape! For Body shape dress up guide, check Apple-Shaped Body & Hourglass Body Figure & Petite Body Type & Pear-Shaped Body Type