With so many choices in brands, shapes, materials, and more, shopping for the ideal pair of sunglasses can be intimidating. One of the top things to consider when shopping is which frames best complement your face shape. In this blog post, we will guide you through tips and recommendations to help you find the perfect sunglasses that flatter your features and incorporate your style.
Identifying Your Face Shape
Although everyone has a unique face shape, there are five types that fit most people. When differentiating a face shape, measuring the face length, forehead width, cheekbone width, and jawline width are important. These are all determining factors when identifying a face shape.
- Round: A round face shape has a rounded hairline and jawline, with equal face length and width.
- Square: The jawline and forehead are typically wider, with cheekbones that are angular and limited curves.
- Oval: While combining the characteristics of a round and square face shape, the jawline and chin are more rounded than a square shape’s angular features.
- Rectangle: The length of the face is longer than the width, with more prominent cheeks in the lower half of the face.
- Heart: With a broader face, the most significant distinguishing feature would be a widow’s peak in the hairline, along with a narrow chin.
Round Face Frames
When focusing on a round face, we recommend looking at angular frames to add definition and balance the rounded features. Square, rectangular, and cat-eye frames will provide contrasting shapes through your features. L.a. Eyeworks is an excellent collection with unique frame shapes and colors.
Square Face Frames
Typically those with a square face will have more accentuated features like the jawline. Incorporating a touch of femininity through round or oval frames will contrast with the angles of a square face. Maui Jim offers many rounded frames varying in color and material. The Sunglass Shoppe has the largest collection of Maui Jim sunglasses in Michigan. The options are endless!
Oval Face Frames
An oval face shape is said to be one of the most versatile due to the combination of round and square features. Oversized frames such as aviators and wayfarers show off the natural symmetry of the face. Check out the Ray-Ban collection with renowned aviators and wayfarers varying in material and lens color.
Rectangle Face Frames
The act of illusion is used when matching frames with a rectangular face shape to shorten the appearance of length. Wide and oversized frames help to expand the width of the face. Sito offers oversized and thick frames in unique colors to illude a rectangular face.
Heart Face Frames
Balance is key when matching frames with a heart-shaped face, because of the emphasis on the forehead and chin. Aviators and cat-eye frames are recommended to add width to the lower part of the face. We recommend exploring the Oakley and Lafont collections due to their varying shaped frames and one-of-a-kind colors and materials.
Finding the perfect pair of frames to match your style is not only the ideal outcome, but it will help to boost your confidence. While face shape can be a wonderful guideline when browsing, your comfort, personal style, and preference should be the ultimate deciding factors. Let your creativity and individuality shine through your eyewear. Visit one of the Sunglass Shoppe’s four locations in Michigan to explore our collections and find a pair of sunglass or eyeglass frames that will help you radiate confidently!