How to Pick the Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

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The temperature is slowly warming up. The days are getting longer. The laughter of kids fills the streets. That’s right, you guessed it… summer is here! Undoubtedly, you’ve already begun to pull out the shorts, sundresses, bathing suits, and short-sleeved shirts to prepare for the sunny season. But, there’s only one thing that can make a sizzling summer outfit complete — a new pair of stylish sunglasses.

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It’s no secret that different sunglasses look better on different faces. Finding that just right pair can be a brutal task. Searching through endless pairs of shades until you find one that looks great is definitely not an idea way to spend those long, lazy summer days.

However, scoping out the perfect pair of sunnies doesn’t have to be a chore. By knowing which sunglasses naturally work with your face shape, you can cut down hours of search the shops, and spend that time relaxing by the pool.

Here are a few helpful steps to guide you in your hunt for the perfect pair of shades:

Step 1: Determine Your Face Shape

Trace your face shape in the mirror and compare it with pictures of similar face shapes. Sometimes it might be hard to determine an exact match, but go with the shape that you feel most closely matches your own. With a few quick measurements, you’ll know your true face shape in no time. Knowing your face shape is the crucial step into narrowing down hundreds of possible sunglass candidates to a few optimal picks.

Step 2: Match Sunglass Styles to Your Face Shape

The basic rule of thumb here is to contrast the shape of your face with the shape of the frames, while still keeping size in mind.  For example, a round face is widest across the cheekbones, but narrower along the jawline and forehead. Oversized, rectangular styles such as Wayfarer, Cat-Eye, and Square frames all work well to offset the roundness. Square face shapes usually have strong jawlines, a wide forehead, and wide cheekbones. Soften these features with smooth lines and rimless edges. Good choices for square shapes are Aviator, Shield, and Round sunglasses.

Step 3: Find a Brand You Love with Different Options for Your Face Shape

Now that you know which styles look best on you, find a brand you love! Many popular sunglass brands are offering lines with a variety of styles to work with any shape. For example, Ray Ban offers a whole line of colours and styles that will make sunglass shopping a breeze. Check out their shades here .

Finding the perfect pair of sunglasses to compliment your face can take some time, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Knowing the above steps will definitely help you in the process.  However, remember, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to sunglass shopping. Keep your face shape in mind, but also your individual style and personality. That is the winning combination for successful summer style.

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