My favorite pair of sunglasses is always my go-to accessory. Sure, sunglasses help can help me see better on a beautiful day, but what I really love about sunglasses is what they do for my outfit. There’s not a single outfit in my closet that doesn’t pair perfectly with my favorite sunnies! Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as going to the mall and picking up the first pair I see. What makes me feel so good in my sunglasses is that they feel like they were actually made for my face. I never used to understand what my face shape was or why it even mattered, until I tried on a pair of sunglasses that I felt like I couldn’t live without. And it dawned on me – I didn’t love them because of the brand or what all my friends were wearing, I loved them because they highlighted my facial features well. When it comes to sunnies, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all. Before you start worrying you’ll never find the perfect pair, here are some of my tips to find the right sunglasses for your face shape.
Sunglasses for Round Faces
If your face is round, square frames or wayfarers are your friend. You want to highlight your cheekbones and make your face look a little longer and thinner. Anything oversized and rectangular is perfect for you! Most importantly, steer clear of rounded styles to avoid increasing facial roundness.
Sunglasses for Heart Faces
A heart-shaped face is most narrow at the jawline and chin and broader at the forehead. Unlike other face shapes, you want to mimic your face shape with your frames. Aviators are a great option because they’re wide at the top and taper off at the bottom. Remember to keep in mind if you have small and dainty features to not choose a huge pair of frames. If you have those big doe eyes, bulkier frames are perfect for you!
Sunglasses for Oval Faces
If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re one of the lucky few! You have complete and total freedom in picking your favorite pair of sunnies. Switch it up every now and just experiment with different styles and see what you like! You can pull of anything from the cat eyes to aviators. Remember to keep sizes and porportions in mind because you don’t want your glasses sliding down your face! As far as colors go, choose colors that go well with your skin type and your favorite wardrobe pieces.
Sunglasses for Square Faces
Women with square shaped faces have strong jawlines and small foreheads. To balance this out, try out a pair of round sunglasses. Just like round faces need some balane with a boxy frame, you need some balance with a round frame! A good rule of thumb to remember is the larger your face is, the larger your frames should be. Choose frames that extend past the widest part of your face. This will round your face out and avoid exaggerating your facial features!
The perfect pair of sunnies is an essential accessory for those sweet, sunny days! No matter what kind of face shape you have, the perfect pair is somewhere waiting out there for you. The perfect pair of sunglasses is absolutely on my list of 10 wardrobe essentials every woman needs. I always grab my favorite pair of earrings or my go-to sunnies, but everyone has a different style and it’s important to celebrate that! What are some of your favorite sunglass styles for your face shape?
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Written by Gabriela Rangel and Gabriela Hirschler for Chic Galleria Publications, LLC