Picking the right pair of sunglasses is no easy task given their importance in keeping our peepers supported with their constant eye care, not only are they super useful in keeping our out of the harsh UV rays of the sun but they also say a lot about us – and our style. And there’s so many different styles and silhouettes to choose from out there! No matter where we’re off to, whether it’s a luxurious cruise or a day out in the city for brunch, sunglasses are always an essential accessory. They are ideal for taking any outfit to the next level, but finding the right ones are never easy. If you’re looking for a prescription lenses for your sunnies, you want them to be work for you in the long-term as well as fit into our personal style.
When it comes to picking the right ones, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the variables playing their parts in our decision – but when picking out the perfect glasses for your face, you first need to determine what frame will work for your shape face. There are so many different shapes out there, but the most common ones are; round, oval, heart, square – each face shape requiring a different silhouette, different structures and details all to ensure that we get the right look and fit for your face shape.
No matter if you’re a man or woman, if your face is heart-shaped face your goal should be to minimise the width of the top of the face and broaden the appearance of the chin. The heart-shaped face is one of the more versatile shaped looks, with its principal characteristic features being its broad forehead, pointed-narrow chin and its high cheekbones. If you are a heart-shaped face on the hunt for your perfect glasses, then remember to keep the following in mind. The frames that would best suit your face are ones that are wider than your forehead or that have prominent endpoints like the now popular cat’s eyes or the club masters. The heart shaped face is the perfect shape for trying out the latest trends and fashion fads as you’ll most likely pull them off.
Less versatile than the heart-shaped face is the ever-common square shaped face which is characterised by its very sharp angular features, prominent jawline and broad forehead. Someone with a square shaped face wants to contrast the sharpness of their face with glasses that lengthen and soften the space through the use of curved lines. More full frames give the illusion of a slimmer face so opt for something big inspired by the 50’s or thinner frames in a neutral colour. Neutral colours will also help with softening the edges of your face – blush and subdued tones work too.
Oval face shapes are the most balanced ones out there. It is the face shape that has the most balanced facial proportions and is often considered ‘the ideal shape face’. Similarly, to the heart-shaped face mentioned above the Oval shaped face is suitable for almost all shapes, sizes and silhouettes of shades that are out there. A good point to keep in mind when picking specs – no matter what the occasion if you are an oval face to ensure you don’t detract from your faces naturally balanced features. Choose frames that are as wide or slightly wider than the broadest part of your face – but really anything will go so don’t be afraid to make a statement with some bold ‘extra’ looks.
Round face shapes are known for their broad foreheads, full cheeks and rounded chins and are easily identified by their round circular appearance and lack of sharp facial lines and angles. It’s important when picking frames for your face that you contrast the round facial curves of your face with a pair of glasses that has strong hard angles. Avoid structures that exaggerate the roundness of the face or the small 90’s frames that are making a comeback and choose lenses that are wider than they are taller – as a full frame gives an illusion of a slimmer face. Also, don’t be afraid to wear frames that are adorned with jewels and prints, bright colours or strong details all which add definition and angels.
No matter what your shape face or what adventure you are about to embark on, remember this: it’s your face, it’s your sense of style and whatever shape, silhouette or style you feel tells the world exactly who you are, then those are the sunnies for you. Feel fabulous no matter what your face shape.