Does your Glasses Fit RIght?

I’m a sunglass addict! Sunglasses are one of my favorite accessories, next to it are watches (yes, my accessories have a hierarchy) and before sunglasses are jewelries.

I love sunglasses because to start with I am not a morning person. I really hate waking up very early in the morning, the sun usually hurts my eyes and I get blinded by the sunlight which is totally bad since I’m driving. Hehe!

I have several pairs of sunglasses at home, I don’t exactly have a favorite brand or type, as long as it fits nice and I look pretty wearing it. As a sunglass addict, I must say that the sunglasses that you’ll pick should enhance your beauty not you enhancing the sunglasses. You have to first make sure that your face and the sunglasses fits perfectly. The sunglasses shouldn’t look to big or too small, neither does the sunglass make your face look too big or too small.

It’s very bad mentality to just buy a pair of glasses just because it’s the in thing. As in fashion, always remember , even though it looks good on them it doesn’t necessarily mean it will look good on you too! I’m not being mean, it’s just that like I said before, you should always make sure that the accessory/ies that you buy will compliment you and not you complimenting them.

Anyway back to the sunglasses, I have a small face and it’s quite hard for me to buy the perfect pair of sunglasses. If I wear a pair that’s too big, I tend to look like a bug . . . a bee to be precise. And I know there are some of you out there who needs help with this one too . . . So here’s a chart that shows the shape of the faces and the type of sunglasses that would fit and make the face look good.

How to Get the Right Fit

The size of your sunglasses should be in proportion to your face size. This means that smaller sunglasses are best for smaller faces; larger sunglasses for larger faces. The frame shape should contrast with, that is, be the opposite of, the shape of the face.

These tips must not be taken as rules but they can help you to choose your right frame.

Oval face
Almost any style works for oval face. Experiment with the latest looks, such as wraparounds or shields. Square shaped frames with gently rounded edges and higher temples also look good on an oval face.
Frame suggestions : Any frame shape

Round face
Frames should make the face appear longer and thinner. In general, look for frames equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face. Minimize the curves and add definition with soft, angular, rectangular styles or double brow styles. Higher temples will create a longer profile. Sunglasses with brow bars also pull the eye upward, making the face appear longer.
Frame suggestions : Wider frames with angular / rectangular styles

Diamond shape
This face shape has wide or high cheekbones with a narrow forehead and chin. Oval sunglasses will soften the contour of the face, although softly curved square frames will work as well. Make sure the styles are no wider than the top of the cheekbones.
Frame suggestions : Oval, Square, Rimless

Square face
This face shape consists of a strong jawline, a broad forehead and wide cheekbones. Reduce the angles with soft, curvy styles that will give the face some definition such as cat-eye styles. The classic ovals also works well for this face shape.
Frame suggestions : Oval, Round, Cat Eyes

Oblong face
Widen and shorten the face with sunglass styles that do not extend beyond the widest part of the face. Round or square shapes will look great on this face. Frames with short horizontal and long vertical lines also work. Decorative or contrasting temples add width to the face.
Frame suggestions : Round, Square

Triangle shape
This face has a narrow jaw and a wide forehead. Soften the lower portion of the face by accenting the eye area. Styles such as cat- eyes should angle outward at the top corner and be wide enough to balance the jawline. You can also try metal frames with rimless bottoms.
Frame suggestions : Frames with a Straight Top Line, Cat Eyes

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