How often has this happened to you? You are shopping for a pair of sunglasses and you see a pair you think is adorable. You try the pair on your face and…not so adorable anymore. Maybe they are too big or too small or they just don’t suit your coloring, but whatever it is, they just ain’t working.
Things could be even worse if you find a pair and take them home only to find you’re not happy with them or, the worst possible scenario, you order them online and when you try them on at home, they are all wrong.
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Well, the truth is, there is no real way to tell exactly how a pair of sunglasses is going to look on you until you try them on. But this guide will get you a lot closer to determining how well you will look in any given pair.
Forget About Face Shape
Do a bit of research about what sunglasses will look best for you and you’ll immediately start seeing a lot of information on face shape. However, not everyone has a face shape that fits into a certain category and there are so many other factors that go into finding the perfect pair.
So let’s forget about face shape for a while and concentrate on some other factors.
These Leon Lion sunglasses are the perfect width for this model’s face.
You want to find a pair of sunglasses that complements the width of your face. They should neither be too narrow or too wide.
Most sunglass manufacturers will provide you with information on the lens and bridge width of the glasses. You can measure these against the width of your face to ensure you are finding the right size glasses when making online purchases.
These Raw Impression Buffalo Hide Sunglasses stop just beneath the eye. They are a perfect example of ‘short sunglasses’.
Yeah, face height is kind of an odd term, but here we are referring to whether your face is long or not.
Most people probably know whether or not they have long faces but to tell for sure, you can measure both the height and width of your face. In general, if the length of your face is greater than the width times 1.5, you have a long face.
If you have a long face, you will want to find a pair of sunglasses that are long from top to bottom. Shorter pairs will make your face look even longer.
In general, any pair that measures less than 36 mm is short, any pair that measure more than 44 mm is long and any pair that measures somewhere in between is, well, somewhere in between.
This model’s chiseled features are the perfect complement for the rounded aviators by Men’s Retro Sport Eyewear.
Not to be confused with face shape, facial features typically fall into the round or square category and the rule here is, opposites attract.
So, if you have square or angular facial features, you will look good in glasses that are rounded. If your features are softer and more circular, you will look good in square or rectangular lenses. If your features fall in between, that opens up the possibilities for a wide range of looks.
So now that you have a good idea of what sunglasses will look good on you, you’re all set to start getting ready for the summertime. Which glasses do you think will work best on your face?
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