The Complete Guide to Finding the Right Pair of Sunglasses to Fit Your Face Shape
Expanded and Revised for 2019
These celebrities have four different and distinct face shapes. Read on to quickly figure out which celebrity face shape you have.
Picking the right sunglasses is challenging.
And, I know, you’re buying them online without the benefit of trying them on. But don’t worry, 10 minutes with the chart below and you will soon be wearing the perfect pair of sunglasses no matter the shape of your face.
A great pair of sunglasses instantly elevates your look — regardless of what you're wearing -- even if it's just jeans and a t-shirt.
The trick, of course, is knowing what the right pair is for you.
No worries. All you need to do is remember two things when looking for shades:
- You want to find a pair that complements your face shape. The general rule is the that shape of your sunglasses should be opposite of your face shape.
- You want to invest in pair with a classic shape so that you can wear them for many years.
Why Wooden Sunglasses?
Wood is the perfect material to construct sunglasses. It can be soft and elegant or strong and masculine all at the same time. Wood is more durable and stronger than plastic – and wood frames tend to fit those, not quite perfect faces, better than hard plastic.
Wooden sunglasses look great on pretty much all face shapes, but the guide below will help you narrow the field and pick the perfect glasses for your style.
One Weird Rule
There’s one primary rule when shopping for sunglasses or any frames: select a shape that contrasts the shape of your face. (IE, a round face should NOT wear round frames. Think Kim Jong Il and his round sunglasses. It’s not a good look).
The frames should be something different than your natural face shape – this approach creates some balance. A perfect example is a round face with rectangular glasses. The angular frames create definition and provides a counterpoint to the roundness. A round frame would accentuate and make the round shape of your face even more obvious. Another example is the heart shape face that will look best with square or Aviator style frames because they add width to your narrow cheeks. Sunglasses are an important aspect of your style, and we want you to look as good as possible in your new sunglasses.
How to Figure Out Your Face Shape?
No, you can’t just ask your girlfriend. But you can borrow her mirror.
Four Easy Steps in Less than Two Minutes
1. Pull your hair back – if you have that much left.
2. Find a dry erase marker.
3. On the mirror, draw the outline of your face. Simple right?
4. Now compare your terrible drawing to the chart below:
A soft, circular shape where the height and width are almost equal. Think Leonardo DiCaprio or Selena Gomez. Oversized, rectangular and angular frames will set off the roundness of your face and complement your look well. Cat Eye or square or Retro Square frames will be perfect.
Heart Shaped Face
Defined by a broader forehead and a narrower jawline and chin. Your face is slightly longer than it is wide at the cheeks by about an inch. Think Bradley Cooper or Ashley Olsen. Any frames that are wider on the top than the bottom will work well. Retro Square and Cat Eye style frames will be perfect.
Oval or Oblong Face
Balanced features, and a chin just slightly narrower than your forehead. Tom Cruise or Taylor Swift, both have a clearly oval face shape. This well-balanced face style can pull of pretty much any type of frame, just make sure they aren’t too big or too small. Fit is more important than shape for the oval crowd. Retro Square, aviators or oversized sunglasses will look great.
Clear and strong lines with well-defined angles in the forehead cheeks and jawline. Brad Pitt or Jennifer Anniston are good examples. You have a distinctive and chiseled face with bold features. The point here is too soften the squares; try round or rimless shades to complement your square face shape. Round, Aviator or Half Frame style glasses will be just right.
Whatever you choose, you're going to look great!
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