Know Your Shape This Summer
With summer finally here … kind of … there might be a few sunny days. And if, by chance, there are, you’re going to need some slammin’ shades to make sure you look flawless.
When it comes to picking the perfect pair of sunglasses, many people just opt for the color or style that they like and pay little attention to the shape of the frame. This is where people go wrong, picking a shape that is unflattering and ultimately meaning that they won’t wear the sunglasses. There are however some simple rules to follow to make sure that you pick the right shape for your face.
How to Find Your Face Shape
We usually break down face shape into four distinct shapes; round, square, oval and heart. If you’re unsure which one you are, just stand in front of a mirror and trace around your face in lipstick. Whichever shape you’re left with on the mirror is your face shape. (Would be nice to have a photo for this)
Once you’ve got your shape sorted, just follow the simple rules below for your shape to make sure that you pick a pair of sunglasses that shows off your beauty.
Sunglasses for Round Faces
Many people struggle trying to find frames that suit a round face. It’s important to add in angles that are naturally missing and not accentuate the roundness of the face. When picking your frames, follow these rules, like Selena Gomez, and you can’t go wrong:
Do – Pick Square shaped or cat-eye shaped frames as they add angles to your face.
Don’t – Pick round shapes. They will only accentuate your round features and remove any angles you may have.
Sunglasses for Square Faces
Choosing the right frame shape can be a little challenging for square shaped faces. It’s all about trying to soften the natural angles of your face, but as long as you follow Jennifer Aniston’s lead and our advice, you’re sure to pick a winning pair.
Do – Pick frames that add curves and softness to the face. Aviator and round shapes are a great pick.
Don’t – Go for boxy square or rectangular frames as they will only add in angles and throw your face out of proportion.
Sunglasses for Heart Faces
There’s something super sweet and innocent about a heart shaped face and that’s why many celebrities, like Miley Cyrus, end up with the ‘girl next door’ title and then feel the need to rebel and shake off that image. Just follow out tips to pick some sunglasses that are every bit as loveable as you are.
Do – Pick a frame that takes attention away from the forehead. Aviador shapes are great for this or anything that sits wider than the face.
Don’t – Pick a small pair of sunglasses. They will only make your face appear larger than it is.
Sunglasses for Oval Faces
If you’ve been blessed with an oval face shape, rejoice. You’re in good company with the likes of Kim Kardashian and the sunglasses world is pretty much yours to rule. There are still a few rules to follow but you’re definitely going to want to experiment with your shades.
Do – Be bold. You can experiment with unusual shapes and colors.
Don’t – Pick a pair that throws off the natural perfection of your face.