Choosing the right sunglasses for your face shape can play up your best features by creating balance, The frame shape should be a contrasting shape from your face shape and should be in proportion with your face size. Eyes should always appear to be in the center of the lens.
What is your face shape?
Oblong/Rectangular Face Shape - Curvilinear or Angular in shape and longer than wide. Square cheekbones and longer nose. This face shape looks best with frames that are deeper than wide. Try frames with decorative or dropped arms and low bridge.
Oval Face Shape - Considered the perfect face shape. Select frames that keep the natural balance and focus on staying in proportion with face size. Be careful not to overwhelm facial features with a too-big frame. Frame should be as wide, or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Stay away from dropped arms, which will take away from the natural face balance.
Round Face Shape - Curvilinear in shape and having the same length and width. Choose angular frames with high to mid-rise arms. This will create length to the face. Stay away from round or square frames to keep from accentuating roundness.
Square Face Shape - Angular shape with defined jaw line and broad forehead. Width and length are proportional. Choose styles to make the face appear longer. Narrow, curvy styles will offset the angles of the face. Choose a frame that is wider than the widest part of the face and should be more horizontal than vertical in shape.Oval shapes that are top heavy will work well. Rounded bottoms will create a more angular illusion.
Triangle Face Shape (base side down) - Wide chin and cheek narrowing toward the forehead. Choose frames that give the appearance of width to the eye area while keeping the jaw in proportion. Top heavy frames angling in at the bottom are a good choice. Square or straight top aviators and partially rimless frames (no rim on bottom) will work well. As will frames with accent, color, and detail on the top half of the frame. Stay away from a drop arm style.
Diamond Face Shape - This face shape is the least common with narrow forehead and eye area as well as the chin area. Usually accompanied by high cheekbones.Choose frames with heavy top or rimless styles. Square or straight top and rounded bottom shapes will work well. Straight or rounded frame sides are flattering. Try a cat eye style or styles with emphasis at the top of the frame. Stay away from dropped arms.
Heart/Inverted Triangle Face Shape (base side up) - Wide forehead and high cheekbones, narrowing toward the chin. Try frames that are wider at the bottom in a square or rounded shape to minimize the forehead and keep the chin in proportion. Aviators and rimless styles are a good choice. Also consider very light colored frames.
There are other aspect of your face you should also consider. To minimize a long nose, choose a dark frame with a low, straight bridge. To make a high forehead appear shorter, choose a frame that goes a little higher than your eyebrows. To minimize a wide jaw, choose a small frame with accentuated horizontal lines. Decorative outer edges of the frame and arms can give a narrow face more width. Raised arms will make a short face appear longer. Likewise, dropped arms will make a long face appear shorter. To offset close-set eyes, choose a clear bridge to create the illusion of width.
What You Should Know About Sunglasses
With all the choices in styles, prices, and features, shopping for sunglasses can be a daunting task. But by considering a few important details, finding the perfect pair of shades could be quick and easy.
There are 3 keys to finding your best style: good eye protection, comfort, and fantastic style. UV protection should be on your must-have list. Your sunglasses must provide protection from ultraviolet radiation, a component of sunlight that contributes to eye disease. The FDA, the governmental agency that oversees sunglass manufacturing and sales in the U.S., recommends only lenses that block 99-100% of UVA and UVB radiation. The label should read UV400 or 100% UV protection. Here at Wholesale Celebshades all of our sunglasses are guaranteed to have UV400 (100% UV protection) so your eyes will be safe from the sun's harmful rays.
Sunglass lens tints are applied to help absorb light. Your lens color is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few color-related benefits to consider before making your purchase. Grey lens tints are great for reducing brightness without distorting color. Brown and amber tints reduce glare making your world appear a little more clear, however they tend to distort color. Yellow lens tints reduce haze and sharpen up the view better than the brown/amber tints. But again, they cause more color distortion. Green tinted lenses reduce glare and provide good contrast between objects. Rose colored lenses are an excellent choice for playing water sports or other outdoor activities because they provide the best contrast for objects viewed against blue or green backgrounds.
Choose sunglasses that reflect your style and personality. Styles change almost every season. And since sunglasses don't have to be expensive to be effective, you don't have to spend a fortune to own a nice collection.
Comfort is important as well when choosing the right style. Think about whether you prefer a big lens for more cover-up or a light weight metal frame with a feather-light feel. Will you be using your sunglasses mostly for sports or to make a fashion statement with? These questions all play into how comfortable you will be with your new shades.