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Which sunglasses suit me? How to find the right sunglasses for your face shape

Given the huge variety on offer, it’s not always easy to choose a pair of sunglasses. What’s more, people are often unsure whether a certain style suits them. While personal taste obviously plays a key role, there are a few other factors that can help you decide. One of the most important is the face shape, as some sunglasses look better on certain kinds of face than on others.

Which glasses suit your face shape?

While every face is individual, faces can generally be put into one of the following four categories: Square

  • Round

  • Heart

  • shaped

  • Oval

First you need to establish which of these four categories is the closest match to your face shape, then you can begin hunting for the right pair of sunglasses. As a rule, sunglasses look better when their form offers a contrast to the general shape of your face. The following overview will explain what that means in more detail and how to identify which frame is the best match for you.

Tip: If you aren’t sure what face shape you have, try standing in front of a mirror and tracing the outline of your face on it with lipstick or some other easily removable material.

Tip: Obviously your personal taste should be the deciding factor when choosing sunglasses. These guidelines are just intended to help make the choice a bit easier.

More tips for finding the right sunglasses

Exceptions prove the rule, and as the following points illustrate, that also applies to choosing the right pair of sunglasses:

  • When weighing up which style of sunglasses to buy, remember that it’s about protecting your eyes as well as fashion. So it’s important that certain UV-protection criteria are fulfilled. This means that, if possible, the frame should be as broad as your face at the temples, so as to prevent light getting in from the sides. The frame should also cover the entire eye area or even be a bit higher, so that light doesn’t shine in from above. Additionally, different lens types will be more suitable depending on your lifestyle.

  • Think about what kind of statement you wish to make with the sunglasses. If you want to stand out from the crowd then a larger, bolder frame may be the way to go. Striking designs, such as those with elaborately decorated temples, are real eye-catchers and will ensure that you don’t go unnoticed.

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