Sunglasses are a key accessory and allow us to spoil ourselves, without having to spend the price of a small car. It is very important to choose the right frame shape, to suit your face. Get it right and you look pulled together and cool, get it wrong and you can just look plain silly. I have got it wrong so many times, that this Spring I did a lot of research.
I now know that having an oval shaped face means that the wider framed glasses suit me best. Therefore I invested in these Celine and Saint Laurent glasses and have cleared out my other pairs. Also I was always temped to dabble in the new trendy glasses but I have to face the fact, that I just won’t get the wear, so I now steer clear, though I did keep a few old favourites.
Don’t stock pile old glasses they sell so well on ebay, that’s what I have done, check out Shop My Wardrobe as I have the green Celine pair for sale.
So the Tips:
Oval face shapes are the most versatile because of their balanced proportions. Virtually any frame-shape suits this face, but it is advisable to look for frames which are wider (or as wide as) the broadest part of your face.
Square is an angular face with a strong jaw line, broad forehead and square chin. Proportional length and width. This face shape needs a slightly curved frame in contrast to the face. These need to sit high enough, to minimize the jaw line. Another alternative is a narrow frame, one that has more width than depth, to widen the eye area. This is the face of Jeniffer Aniston. She has chosen aviator’s sunglasses.
Oblong faces are long and narrow, with long straight cheek lines. You need to select frames which have the effect of shortening your face – a deep frame with embellishments or decorations that will detract from your long cheeks and jaw line. Have a look at Kate Moss’s choice of frames.
Round faces need a contrasting frame such as a straight or angular one. Make your face appear thinner by choosing a clear bridge over the nose, which widens the eyes. Go for a narrow frame which lengthens the face.
Triangular – if your face is with a broad forehead and narrow chin, then you have the face of Victoria Beckham. Contrast your shape by wearing thin-rimmed frames which don’t sit high on your face. This is one instance where over-sized sunglasses can make you face appear even wider, but if you still have the confidence to wear them, then go for it!