Summer is finally here, so clearly we have to find a new pair of sunglasses! Finding the right pair to suit you is not always an easy task, as everyone’s face shape is different. If you’re having trouble choosing the best fitting eyewear for your face, follow our tips below, to first determine your face shape and then find which type of eyewear in made for you. Sunglasses are an important accessory, they protect our eyes from ultraviolet rays and weather conditions, but also reflect our personal style. They are a necessity, not a luxury, so we’re here to help you find the best combination practicality and fashion. Our practical infographic is useful for sunglasses and eyeglasses.
The oval face is defined by balanced features and a chin slightly narrower than the forehead. It is often referred to as the ideal face type because of the balanced proportions. Use wide frames, bold looks and cover up frames. You can wear almost whatever you want as your face shape helps you a lot.
A round face is considered the one with full cheeks and a rounded chin. The round face shape needs a frame designed to make it appear narrower and longer. The width and length of a round face are proportionally similar, with no angles for definition. Use angular frames, small and square or with a contrasting bridge.
The heart-shaped face is defined by a broad forehead that extends down to a small chin and high and angled cheekbones. The best frames minimise the width of the face’s top part and bring the overall look back into balance. Frames that are wider or bottom heavy will help to achieve this, placing greater emphasis on the lower half of the face. Also, use thin temples as the thicker ones will add width to the upper part of your face, which is something you should avoid.
A square face has a very strong jaw line and a broad forehead with the width and length proportionally equal. Use round frames, as they will help soften the angles of a square chin and ultimately make the face look longer. Also use semi-rimless, wide and dark or bold-coloured frames as they will also give you a unique look.