In the season of beach weekends and back-to-back music festivals, it’s imperative to have a pair of high quality sunglasses to keep your peepers from burning up. You might think that picking a pair of sunglasses is as easy as throwing on a pair of cheap Ray-Ban knock-offs, but in reality the process is not so smooth. Choosing a pair of frames is like picking a blazer – the perfect one will accentuate your features and last you for seasons, but any mishap in fit and sizing will leave you looking disproportionate. To steer you away from making the wrong match, we’ve compiled a guide to finding the best frames for your face shape.
The saying goes that opposites attract, and this holds true for frames and faces as well. If you’ve been endowed with an angular face and a highly defined jawline, you can soften up your features with circular shades that bring the curves back to your face. Panama sunglasses and rounded frames are sure to work like a charm.
Rounded features may not be the most ideal in our age of razor sharp cheekbones, but there’s nothing that a good pair of sunglasses can’t fake. Select a pair of rectangular frames with a flat brow bar that will give your face greater definition, and coax in those angles. Wayfarers and square shades are highly recommended.
With a heart-shaped face that’s wider at the forehead and narrows sharply at the chin, you’re best off sticking to shades that will draw attention away from your brows and balance out your facial proportions. Steer clear of frames with prominent brow bars, and instead choose rounded, thin frame sunglasses like aviators that will give you a cool jet-set attitude along with great fit.
This is the platonic ideal of a face – perfectly proportionate and longer than it is wide. If you’re one of those lucky ones graced with an oval face, you’re blessed to be able to rock every frame under the sun. If we were in your shoes, we would take this blessing and run with it. Experiment with outlandish shades of all shapes and colors, and choose frames that will really make a statement on the streets