Choosing a pair of sunglasses can be daunting, not to mention a significant investment if you are going for a designer brand. Since we don’t want you to end up with an unflattering pair, we have prepared a few guidelines to help you pick up your next shades.
When choosing the right pair for you, the general rule of thumb is to go for a frame that contrasts your face shape. If you have a rounded face with full cheeks, go for geometric frames to sharpen soft features. Note that rectangular shapes tend to make faces appear leaner and more structured, and a wider frame will draw the eye outwards.
A slightly older face will lose definition on the cheekbones with age, so go for a frame that pulls the eye upwards, such as a cat-eye.
*If you have a heart-shaped face with wide cheekbones and forehead, look for a bottom-heavy frame and add width to the lower part of the face, as well as skimming the cheekbones and accentuating your face natural face shape.
For small eyes and a heavy lower face, opt for a large rounded shape with a fine frame to soften the jawline and help shorten the overall face shape.