What pair of sunglasses is right for your face?

Sunglasses not only protect your eyes, they are fashionable and make you look elegant. Shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses might not be as easy as it seems because there are many styles and shapes out there. Read what you have to know before going out to buy a pair of shades.

How to buy a pair

If you are in the market to buy a new pair of sunglasses, then you must be wondering what type will look best on you. There are loads of styles to choose from, but not all of them will enhance your appearance. Here is how to determine the right pair of shades for your face:

  • 1. Find out the shape of your face
  • You can do this by taking a selfie and then outlining its shape. Alternatively, you can also look in the mirror and trace the shape of your face. If none of the two works, then get an old photo and figure out the shape of your face.

  • 2. Based on the shape of your face, you can get the following results and pairings:
  • square - Aviator or butterfly styles of sunglasses work best for this type of face. The lenses should be oval or round in shape to complement the face.

    round - The best sunglasses shapes for this type of face are rectangle, wrap, shield and square. They will help make the face look thinner and angular.

    oblong - This type of facial shape has very few angles. Oversized sunglasses will work as well as shield, square, wayfarer, wrap and rectangle.

    heart - Shield, rimless, aviator and butterfly style of sunglasses will look great if you have a heart-shaped face.

    Remember facial shape is key

    It's all super easy to remember. Before you head out of the door to hunt for the best sunglasses, measure your face and determine its shape. With this information in hand, you will know what style of sunglasses to buy that will flatter your appearance and make you look stylish.

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