Sunglasses – one of the coolest fashion accessories ever designed. They come in a dizzyingly wide variety of styles, shapes, materials and colours. If you want to hide your tired or puffy eyes, they are there! And if you wish to add the oomph to your look, there they are again. Wear them on the eyes, or push them up the forehead. Or just take them off and hang them from the front of your dress. A fallback for many outfit planners to jazz up a look! Because functionality and fashion rolled into one! So, do you wanna learn how to pick the perfect sunglasses for your face shape? Continue reading!
Phew! One can go on and wax eloquent about sunglasses. Like with every other fashion item, they come and go in fashion cycles. Look through any fashion app like Chicisimo, and you will get a fair idea. You can download Chicisimo here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.).
Here is a guide on how to pick the perfect sunglasses for your face shape:
This shape is widest at the top meaning the forehead, gradually narrowing down. The question is which sunglasses look best? What does your outfit planner feel about cat eye sunglasses? Consensus among stylists is that a round shape works best. Cat eye shapes are back with a bang on the fashion scene. Pick different shades of brown or blush pinks if you have warm skin tone. And for an outing on the beach go all out with horn rimmed frames. You will surely win hearts aplenty.
This shape is defined by wider cheekbones and narrowing at the forehead and chin. It is what in fashion circles would be called a perfect shape. So, this is the easiest since every frame sits well. And you actually do not need an outfit planner or any guidance. Just pick what shapes you fancy for your wardrobe. One can experiment with geometric shapes like square, rectangular or hexagonal frames too. But do not let the frame be too large though. Because it will overpower the natural beautiful shape of your face.
This shape has wider cheekbones and similarly wide forehead and jaw. In fact, that is what lends it the name. It has been found that square frame sunglasses work best here. As they heighten the soft features you have. On the other hand, be sure to avoid round frames; because that will be too much roundness to deal with. Chicisimo will provide ample imagery for you to choose from. So, pick the ones that suit your facial features best.
This shape has angular lines and equally wide forehead, cheekbones and jaw. Since you have a square face, the jaw line can be quite severe. So, choose a pair of sunglasses that helps soften the effect. For example, check for round or oval ones in your wardrobe. Don’t find one? Surely you can wait no longer. An oval pair of shades will counter the strong lines of your face and it will also give the impression of length. So, get a few pairs of oval sunglasses in different colours. In fact, make it a habit to stick to this shape for yourself.
Base-down triangle shape
This shape is characterized by narrow forehead and progressive widening to the jaws. Which actually means the lower portion of your face is markedly wider. There are many celebrities who show the way for the perfect-shaped shades for this. You can also find variety of options on Chicisimo, your virtual fashion guide. For example, a cat-eye frame would look perfect for you. Because such a shape helps balance the overall facial appearance. Consult your outfit planner on what colours would look best on you.
Base-up triangle shape
This shape is the exact opposite of #5. You have this shape if your forehead is very wide. Further, your face narrows markedly in the lower portion. As always, looks are about the right balance. Shop for wider based sunglasses. This is a wardrobe essential for you. This would balance out the very narrow bottom portion of the face. It is advisable to go for lighter shades. One can choose rimless sunglasses ideally. There are options galore online for suggestions for the perfect pair. Choose with care and you are set for the day out.
This shape of face has comparatively narrow forehead and chin. The cheekbones are widest. Such a face is actually a rarity. And much coveted in fashion circles for enviable cheekbones. Do everything you can to highlight this feature of yours. Every choice of wardrobe detailing should reflect your shape. This includes your shades too. Cat-eye frames look gorgeous on such faces. Go for wide glasses and curved brow lines. These will do ample justice to your face shape.
This shape is characteristically long with narrow cheekbones and jaw. It may also be called a rectangle shape. This type of facial feature is along the lines of oval. However, a talk with an experienced outfit planner will help choose the best. This is because the top and the bottom of the face are all in line. There is not that taper that an oval has. So what shape of sunglasses would look good on you? It is best to avoid round frames for this face type. Instead one can go for geometric shapes like squares and rectangles. A slight upsweep at the upper corners works wonderfully. It accentuates the lovely cheekbones to great effect.
There goes- a comprehensive guide on how to pick the perfect sunglasses for you. Fashion is all about highlighting your best features. In addition, it is about subduing the features that fail to flatter. Follow this guide to choose the best glasses for yourself. You will be setting major fashion goals that way. Stay cool and slay with your looks, ladies!