Looking Good in Glasses and Sunglasses: A How-To Guide
Well-Chosen Pair of Frames Can Elevate Your Whole Look...
So you know that you need glasses or sunglasses. What you don't know is what kind of frames will suit your face - and your style. Here's a quick guide to finding the best pair for you.
(Maybe you don't need glasses at all - and that's OK, too.)
Key: Finding Your Face Shape
On-trend oversized sunglasses make your friend look chic - but when you try them on you look like an insect? Maybe they're the wrong pair for your face shape.
Here's a quick primer - complete with celebrity lookalikes and advice - to help you become your most stylish self.
The best shapes for you are rectangular and square. Choosing straight, angular lines will make the face appear longer and thinner.
Pro Tip: Make sure the frame is no wider than the top of the cheekbones to look your very best.
With a longer, more-oblong face, the best glasses shapes are round and square. These shapes will make your face appear slightly shorter - especially if you go with styles narrower than the broadest part of the face.
Pro Tip: You're lucky enough to be able to pull off a decorative temple detail on your sunglasses - try it out!
These shapes will help balance your lovely jawline. Make sure the frames don't sit too low on your face.
Pro Tip: Steering clear of extra large frames, heavy nose bridges, and square shapes will keep you looking at your very best.
Lucky you; with a well-balanced, oval face, most shapes will look great.
Pro Tip: Make sure that the frame is in proportion to the size of the face for your optimal look.
Think Henry Cavill, Olivia Wilde, Cameron Diaz.
The best shapes for you are oval, round, and cat-eyes. These shapes will reduce the angles and soften a square jaw. Make sure the top of the frames sit high enough on the face to draw attention upwards.
Pro Tip: Try sunglasses with a thinner frame to soften the look.
So There You Have It...
Once you've found your face shape, you'll only ever wear the best frames for your face. And get the best haircuts for that matter.