Thursday, June 14, 2012

Which Sunglass Shape Works Best For You?

With the sun beating down on us everyday, we all need something to shade our eyes with. Of course some people not only wear sunglasses during the day, but at night also. I'm not sure why; other than they think that when your cool, the sun always hits you or something, but that's another topic for another day. I have noticed that some people just pick up a pair of sunglasses from their local Wal-Mart or gas station without even trying them on and seeing if they look good in them. I understand that some people don't really care, but believe me you should. Some of you look ridiculous, with your very large frames on your very tiny face. To make it worse, you usually do the "duck face" while wearing these and you decide to take a picture and put it on Facebook. For everyone's sake, PLEASE STOP DOING THIS!

With this public service announcement, I decided to take a moment and give you all some advice about which sunglasses shape to choose for your face shape. First lets choose your face shape:
I have a round face, which means I have an equal width and length and is characterized by soft curves with few angles, if any. As a general rule, a balanced face looks best, so people with rounder faces should select angular frames to help sharpen and add definition. Angular frames with rectangular or geometric shapes create balance and add definition to a round face. Rectangular styles make a round face look slimmer. Frames that are more horizontal than they are vertical make round faces appear longer and thinner.

 Oval shapes are the easiest shape to fit. An oval-shaped face is characterized by balanced proportions, a narrow forehead and jaw line, a chin that is slightly narrower than the forehead, and typically high cheekbones. The balanced proportions of the oval face means they can wear just about any frame shape. Experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look for yourself!

Square shapes are usually proportional in length and width. They are characterized by a strong, prominent jaw line, square chin and broad, deep forehead. Because square faces are so angular, try round or oval glasses to soften and add contrast to the face. Round frames are perfect for creating curves and softening square or angular faces. Frames should be more horizontal than vertical also. Gently curved oval frames help minimize angles and lengthen a square face.

The last shape is the heart shaped face. A heart-shaped face is characterized by a wide forehead, narrower jaw line, high cheekbones and a narrow chin. Because heart-shaped faces can be a bit more challenging to fit, it's important to have fun and experiment with a variety of frame shapes to find the perfect look. Of course, personal style and expression triumphs over all. Some frames can exaggerate the widest point of a heart-shaped face, so try to avoid frames that are decorative at the top or that are wider at the top than the bottom.


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