Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. Our favorite bright and shiny object is in the sky. Put away the coats, gloves, and scarves and get ready for a long, hot summer.
But wait! Before you run out and get your first tan of the year, make sure your eyes are protected from harsh UV rays with proper fitting sunglasses. Luckily, selecting the right frame shape isn’t too hard and once you find the perfect fit, noting will hold you back from a fun and safe spring and summer. Not only will proper fitting sunglasses better protect you from the Sun’s UV rays, they’ll also help you look great by flattering your facial features.
Each face has a unique shape that will require a specific sunglass shape to accent its features. In order to find the right frame shape for you, you must find your unique face shape. There are seven basic face shapes: oblong, square, diamond, triangle, oval, heart, and round. Your face shape might not fit perfectly into one of these seven common face shapes, but you should be able to match your face closely to one of these shapes. Look in the mirror with this chart to find what face shape you have.
Now that you’ve identified your unique face shape you will want to find a frame that contrasts with this shape. If you have a round face, select a frame that is angular like square or rectangular frame. If your face shape is more square, select a round or oval frame to compliment your features. Following is a more in depth chart to help you find the perfect frame shape for your unique face shape.
- Oblong: Wide frames or frames that are wider than the broadest part of the face.
- Square: Round, oval, cat-eyed, thin, and soft edged frames.
- Diamond: Oval, round, rimless, and frames with strong and distinctive brow-line.
- Triangle: Frames with top straight lines, colorful frames, and cat eye frames.
- Oval: Square and wraparound frames; however, most frame shapes will work well here.
- Heart: Rimless frames and frames with light colors and materials.
- Round: Rectangular, square, and thicker frames