How To Pick Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

Summer in India has more things to look out for, mangoes, new spring/summer collections, and long holidays. But that's not all, this season is when peeps indulge in summer accessory shopping, and sunglasses for men/women is definitely one of them. And since the weather calls for some shielding chances are you might want to buy a pair of sunglasses for male or female both.

So if you are planning on getting one then here are pointers that might come handy. But, “How did I know my face shape”, and “What kind of sunglasses fit my face,” you ask? These points will help you lock down your perfect pair.

Know your face shape

Yup! Before finding your perfect pair, it’s imperative that you know your face shape. This will help you identify what type of frame will suit you and accentuates your features.  

Round Face

This type is characterised by fuller cheeks and rounded, full forehead and chin.

Sunglasses for Round face

Square or rectangular because they are wider, also, they heighten your face by making it look slimmer and longer, thus adding poise to your round features.

Frames to Avoid if you have a round face

Rimless, round and small frames. Because they highlight the roundness of your face.  

Oval Face

An oval face constitutes a rounded and proportional structure, an oval face has a pointed chin.

Sunglasses for Oval face

If you have an oval face shape we reckon you look for a wide frame and something that look a bit geometric/linear in shape. This help helps add to the aesthetic of your face.  

Frames to Avoid if you have an oval face

Avoid getting sunglasses that are large and cover more than half of your face. This means that the natural balance and symmetry of the face will be lost. We want to accentuate not lose, right?

Square Face

Square faces can be characterised with strong, wide foreheads, and the chins are equally strong and wide.

Sunglasses for Square face

Look for something that moderates the angularity and sit high on the bridge of the nose. For instance, Oval or round sunglasses balance and add a thinner appearance to the angles of a square face.

Frames to Avoid if you have a square face

Box-like frames. For the simple reason that it sharpens and draws attention to your angular features, making your face look bulky.

Diamond Face

This type of a face shape is narrow at the eye line and jawline, and have broad cheekbones that may be high and dramatic.

Sunglasses for Diamond Face

Get frames that sweep up or are wider than the cheekbones. Like cat eye glasses and oval frames. These frames heighten your cheekbones and add more to your features.

Frames to Avoid if you have a Diamond-shaped Face

Narrow frames, because they put emphasis on the width of your cheeks, drawing attention to your narrow features rather than enhancing them.

Heart-Shaped Face

Yes, this space is there and it’s characterised by wide forehead that narrows to a pointed chin.

Sunglasses for Heart-Shaped Face

Accessories that poise the width of the forehead with the narrowness of the chin are ideal. Eyeglasses with low-set temples and bottom heavy frame lines will add width to that narrower part of your face. Like round frames for male or female!

Frames to Avoid if you have a Heart-Shaped Face

Stay clear of any colourful frames because that draws attention to the forehead. This comprises frames with embellished temples and tops. So, say no to any Elton ‘Johnesque’ vibe.

Now that the shapes are over, let’s move on to the next bit and that’s colours!

Consider Colours That Match Your Skin Tone

Most folks will skip this bit but if you want the perfect synchrony with your sunglasses then you should consider matching it with the tone of your skin. Something that total can be skipped, right. But it’s vital. Here are the tones you should know of:

Warm complexion

If you have a yellow, bronze or golden cast to your skin, you have a warm complexion. Stay away from contrasting colours such as pastels. White and black frames are not flattering either. Instead, the best frame colours for you are light tortoise, browns shades, gold or honey, beige, and olive green.

Cool complexion

If your skin has pink or blue undertones, you have a cool complexion. Avoid colours that wash you out and instead reach for frames that are silver, black, dark tortoise, pink, purple, blue, mauve and grey.

But then all boils down to what kind of lifestyle you lead, and things that influence you in daily life. For instance, the music you listen to or the profession you are in, affect your choices and buying behaviour. In a nutshell, we think you should look for something that you really have a connection with, that way you will enjoy wearing your sunglasses more.

Things to remember

All people have either cool (blue-based) or warm (yellow-based) colouring.

Everyone looks best in his or her own colour base.

Eyewear colour should complement personal colouring.

 Hope this piece helps you in pinning the right sunglasses. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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