Choosing the Right Sunglasses


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Face Shape Tips The Sun Authority Resource
● Finding Your Face Shape:
○ Grab a bar of soap or a dry erase marker.
○ Pull your hair back.
○ Trace what you see onto your bathroom or handheld mirror.
○ What shape is it? We recommend getting a second opinion! It’s difficult to judge for yourself.

■ Heart (triangular)? Round (circular)? Oval (oblong)? Square (rectangular)?

● Face Shapes:
○ Heart: Widest at the forehead, with a more prominent, narrow chin.
○ Round: Widest across the cheek bones and narrows some at the forehead and jawline.
○ Oval: Longer than it is wide with very soft angles.
○ Square: Strong jaw, wide forehead and wide cheekbones.

● Glasses for Face Shapes:
○ General Tips:

■ You want frames that will balance your facial features. (Not everyone will have a distinct face shape, so figuring out your widest
and narrowest points are key to choosing glasses that work.)
■ Always keep proportion in mind. Small frames work for smaller faces, etc.
■ You want to be comfortable in whatever you choose!
○ Heart:
Do: Pick frames that are wider on top than on bottom. This balances the proportion of the frames to the proportion of your heartface shape (wide on top,
narrower on bottom).
■ Wayfarer
■ Cat Eye
■ Sport
■ Clubmaster
Don’t: Wear frames that are simultaneously wide on top and on bottom, overpowering your narrowing chin and drawing attention to your forehead.
■ Square
■ Rectangle
○ Round:
Do: Wear rectangular and angular frames to offset roundness. These add interesting angles that work in contrast to your curved features and lengthen your face. Upward angles found in cat eye styles work particularly well.
■ Wayfarer
■ Cat Eye
■ Square
Don’t: Buy round frames because they are too similar to your face shape and exaggerate its roundness.
■ Round
○ Oval:
Do: You can pull off basically any frame because your face shape is already perfectly balanced. Keep proportion in mind petite frames on petite faces, etc.
■ Wayfarer
■ Aviator
■ Sport
Don’t: Wear frames that are wider than the widest point of your face. You don’t want glasses that will overpower your perfectly balanced face shape.
■ Oversized frames on petite faces
■ Petite frames on larger faces
○ Square:
Do: To soften your angular features, choose glasses with soft lines or rimless edges.
■ Round
■ Aviator
■ Shield
Don’t: Wear bulky/thick or angular frames because they look heavy on already pronounced/powerful features.
■ Square
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