The “Optical” Summer Shades for Your Face Shape

As summer approaches, my go-to accessory is a pair of cute sunglasses. Not only do they provide relief from the sun, they also enhance my look and the shape of my face. Here are some tips for picking out the best pair of sunglasses for your face shape!

The first step in finding the perfect pair of shades for the summer is recognizing your face shape. Do you have a square, round, heart, or oval-shaped face? Most people are a mixture of more than one shape, so pick the one you feel is most dominant. Once you know what shape you are, you can start finding what shades look best on you!

1—Square face. Bold, head-turning features make up a square face. Angelina Jolie is one of the many celebrities who have this face shape. Anyone else have a square-shaped face? If you have a square-shaped face like me, we have a few different options when it comes to glasses. Curvy frames look the best because they balance out the straight lines of our natural face. Wearing frames such as aviators, cat-eye glasses, or oval glasses will give you a super cute look!

2—Round face. Soft, sweet, and feminine features make up a round face. This face shape can be seen on celebrities such as Ginnifer Goodwin. A round face typically has a very similar width and length. You want to pick glasses that give the appearance of a longer face. However, if you want to make your face shape stand out, try out some round glasses. Rectangles and other geometric shapes will give you the best look. Pictured above is a large, round frame that will make your face shape pop.

3—Heart-shaped face. Romantic, approachable, and friendly features make up a heart-shaped face. This face shape is very prominent on Reese Witherspoon. To even out the proportions of your face, try wearing glasses that have thick bottoms that will elongate your face. Frames that are heavier looking such as the cat-eye style are sure to look great on you!

4—Oval face. Balance and versatility make up an oval face shape. Chelsea, who is featured in these images, has a mixture of an oval and round face shape. Kate Middleton is a perfect example of a celebrity with an oval face. Luckily for oval face-shaped people, basically any shape of glasses will look good on you!  However, rectangular glasses such as the Oakley’s pictured above, tend to be the best, because they balance out the shape of the face.

Whether you are going to the mall or out to see your favorite band in concert, a pair of cute shades is sure to make you look great! Be sure to use these tips when picking out the perfect glasses. Now…are you ready to go out and find some shades that are “optically” pleasing?

What sunglasses are you wearing this summer? Show us on social media, and don’t forget to tag @cfashionista!