Choosing just the best sunglasses for your face shape shouldn't have to be rocket science, but it usually pays to take the extra time before buy a color, style or shape that works. All it takes is experimentation.
You can cut down the time it takes to choose the perfect pair by following the "rule of opposites" to complement and soften the shape of your face. For example:
- For square faces, round or teardrop shaped shades (think Aviators) look best as they tend to soften the forehead and jawline.
- For round faces, create the illusion of length by choosing traditonal frames, squared-off edges or rectangular shapes.
- If you have an oblong face, round or square frames will work best.
- Lucky you if you have an oval face, on which most anything goes from circular shades, shields, aviators, square or rectangular.
A word about sunglass width: we'll assume you don't have a hoard of paparazzi following your every move so never try to go Hollywood. And never choose frames that are wider than your face.
Again, there are really no shortcuts for finding just the right sunglasses that fit all face shapes. Our final recommendation? When it comes to choosing the perfect shape, follow the general rule of opposites, but try on as many sunglass styles as you can before you decide on the best sunglasses that suit YOU.
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