Sunglasses are a vital part of my summer, but how do you choose the right sunglasses? There is actually a lot that goes into that process. Once you have found the perfect pair for you, I suggest investing in a pair that will last a lifetime. Purchasing a pair of sunnies is an investment and can make for a great staple in your accessories wardrobe. Here are tips to help you choose the right sunglasses.
1. Find Your Face Shape
Before you embark on the never ending hunt to find the right sunglasses for you, make sure you know what your face shape is. Not all sunglasses look good on everyone as some frames are too wide and even too thick.
Whoever has a round face, I am jealous! A round face shape is equal width and length, and has very soft angles. There are lots of glasses that people with round faces can wear, but celebrities like Cameron Diaz always nail it with oversized round glasses. Sunnies that suit you best are ones with angles, to help add definition!
Rachel Bilson is one leading lady that knows how to rock a pair of sunglasses. An oval face shape is very well balanced and has a narrow forehead and jaw line. Lucky for you if you fall in this face shape, you can really wear any glasses! But the best sunglass shape for an oval face is aviators. The shape of the frame point down accentuates the face shape and adds length.
Hayden Panettiere has a heart shaped face and is often seen accessorizing with sunglasses. Heart shaped faces are characterized by a narrow jaw line, high cheek bones and a wide forehead. I suggest trying on cat eye shades which bring the attention to your eyes.
Diamond shaped faces aren’t very common, but people like Victoria Beckham, who has one, wear glasses that are massive. Yes that you read that right. Try to pick up a big pair of glasses which will even out your face shape and add some dimension. I mean don’t we all want to be like V Becks?
With a face shape like Sarah Jessica Parker, your face is thin and long. Those who are in this face shape category, you should wear sunglasses that sit atop your cheekbones. These glasses almost look like shields, so they are wider but thin.
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston always look amazing when wearing sunglasses. The best way to show-off the strong jaw is to wear sunglasses that emphasize your eyes. Now this doesn’t mean over sized glasses; I am thinking more on the wider side with a bit of length.
Who knew there was such science and art behind choosing the right sunnies? But follow these tips and you're sure to find the perfect pair. Which face shape do you have, and what sort of sunglasses do you wear?