The Best Summer Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

July 25th, 2017 at 2:00am

Growing up in sunny South Florida, I was always reminded of how crucial it is to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. While sunglasses might add to the completion of one’s look, the accessory also serves as a method of defending against frown lines that result from constant squinting. Although the sun is present 365 days a year in Florida, the emergence of the summer season means that all other states will also be experiencing those warm rays of sunshine.

The upcoming need for sunglasses opens up a world of different shapes, colors, patterns, and materials for frames that are meant to match our style and fashion choices. However, shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses can be as difficult as finding the right bra size or jeans. There are certain face shapes, characterized by the size of our features, which are most suitable for certain frame designs. Just in time for summer, below is a list of the best-structured frames based on your face shape!

1—Heart. A wide-set head and cheekbones that taper down toward a narrow chin characterize a heart-shaped face. If you have a heart-shaped face, you will want to find sunglasses that imitate this shape with frames that are wider on the top. A pair of wayfarers or cat-eye sunglasses will suit your face best.

2—Oval. Oval-shaped faces are longer than they are wide. If you have an oval face, congrats! This shape is the most versatile, meaning all styles pretty much work for you. Try aviator sunglasses or an oversize look; just remember to keep proportion in mind!

3—Round. A round shape is wider in the middle of the face than at the top or bottom. Round faces should look for sunglasses that are all about angular lines. Wayfarer sunglasses or other square frames will help offset your face’s circular shape.

4—Square. Square-shaped faces are characterized by a wide, defined forehead and jawline. While the round face needs sharp lines, the square face needs spherical ones. A square shape should look for round or aviator frames in order to create an appearance of softness.

What other style frames work best for your face shape? Let me know in the comments below!