Friday, June 27, 2014

The Right Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

Today is National Sunglasses Day...I can see the excitement in your eyes! (Sorry...I just had to say it.) In celebration of such a chic holiday, I'm sharing tips on how to choose the right frames for your pretty little face features. Unlike ponchos, sunglasses are not a one-size-fits-all type of accessory. There are frames that work for you and there are frames that against you. So how do you find your soulmate sunglasses? First you identify your face shape by following these easy instructions:

Using a soft measuring tape:

Step 1:  Measure your pretty face across the top of your cheekbones. Write down the measurement on a piece of paper.

Step 2: Measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement.

Step 3: Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally, the widest point will be halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Write down the measurement.

Step 4: Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin.

When you have all of the aforementioned measurements, compare to the following shapes:

Oval - this face is egg shaped and equal in size on top and bottom

Heart - wider at the temples and narrower at your chin

Round - this face shape is similar to the oval, but shorter

Square - a strong jaw and squared-off features are typical of this face

Rectangle - a longer version of the square face

Diamond - widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line are of approximately equal widths.

Now that you know your face shape, here are the frames that flatter you best:

Try...All different styles! You can pull off lots of shapes and widths (yeah, you officially stink). Have fun with bolder pairs from cat-eyes to chunky frames.

Try...Rounded styles that dip between your eyes and don't sit wider than your cheekbones.
Avoid...Wide frames with straight lines, which can make your chin look sharper.

Try...Square or rectangular sunnies to balance your face. Styles with defined angles work best.
Avoid...Round styles which can make your face look even more round.

Try...Rounded frames to soften your jaw. Aviator and wrap styles are good choices.
Avoid...Boxy frames as the sharp lines are too harsh on you.

Try...Oversize, round or oval pairs that have some depth. These frames will bring your face into proportion.
Avoid...Small or narrow glasses with hard angles. These sunnies can make your face look longer.

Try...Top-heavy frames, rimless frames and styles with detailing on the brow line. Upswept styles like cat eyes will compliment your cheekbones...not to mention how chicly feminine they are! Meeeow....
Avoid...Frames that are wider than your cheekbones which draw attention to the narrow eye line.

Other tips to keep in mind:
  • Get the right size - Avoid frames that press against your head or slide down your nose.
  • Look at the lenses - Your eyes should be right in the center of your lenses. If they are not, the frames are too wide.
  • Check the arms - Your sunnies should sit at a 90-degree angle to your face and be long enough to fall comfortably behind your ears.

Where to buy your sunglasses online: - Hundreds of shades. $20 or less - Luxury, designer and sport sunnies - Celebrity-inspired shades for less (a lot less) - Trendy/current frames that are only available online with a pair for every kind of budget

Best of luck finding your perfect frames! The future's so bright... 

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